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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL / SECTION 7A CHAMPIONSHIP / NORTH WOODS 78, LCA 39 Even at full strength, it was going to require a Herculean effort from the Lakeview Christian Academy Lions to dethrone high-powered and two-time defending Section 7A champ North Woods.
Once Ayden McDonald rattled in a half-court buzzer-beater, then opened the second half with a driving, no-look layup, Hibbing had to be feeling mighty good about its prospects in Thursday night's Section 7AAA boys basketball final. But the Bluejackets, who clawed out of an early mess to lead Princeton by four points after McDonald's acrobatic "kind of a jump hook or whatever you want to call that shot," according to his father and Hibbing coach, Joel McDonald, kept running into the same problem.
NORTH WOODS (26-2) VS. LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (21-7) What: Section 7A final When: 7 p.m. Where: Romano Gym
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL / WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW When basketball season tipped off last November, the cards appeared to be stacked against Northwestern. Not only were the Tigers coming off a mediocre 12-12 record in 2017-18, but they had graduated leading scorer Kade Bartelt and were set to introduce their third head coach in as many years. Fast-forward to March, and the real madness is that Northwestern is one of four Division 3 teams still alive in Wisconsin.
HIBBING (22-6) VS. PRINCETON (25-3) What: Section 7AAA final When: 7 p.m. Where: Duluth East High School
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL / SECTION 7AA SEMIFINALS / ESKO 69, VIRGINIA 46 Esko senior Camden Berger got the ball near the top of the key and feinted hard with his right foot Tuesday night at Romano Gym. Once, twice, maybe three times, until his defender quit reacting to the jab step.
ST. PAUL — So close. Greenway came oh-so-close to capping its storybook playoff run and program resuscitation, which captivated communities across the Iron Range and beyond, with an exclamation point. In the end, it was St. Cloud Cathedral surviving a slow start, taking control during a tide-turning second period, and defeating the Raiders 5-2 in the Class A final of the Minnesota high school boys hockey tournament Saturday afternoon at green-tinged Xcel Energy Center.
GREENWAY (17-13) VS. ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL (26-4) What: Class A state tournament championship When: Noon Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
ST. PAUL — If there was any question what was on Frank Serratore's mind this week, the Air Force men's hockey coach provided an answer right off the bat at his weekly news conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. "How do you like what's going on in northern Minnesota right now?" Serratore asked.
ST. PAUL — Grant Clafton's subdued reaction — a simple upward thrust of his right arm and a knowing smile — belied the pandemonium playing out around him at Xcel Energy Center. In the stands, folks from Coleraine and Taconite, Bovey and Nashwauk, were going crazy. On the ice, Ben Troumbly, having cemented his superstar status first at the end of regulation, then in overtime, was leaping backwards into the glass before being mobbed by his Greenway teammates.