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Update: Vikings advance to face Lakeview Christian Academy Wednesday

Mar 09, 2019 05:14PM ● By Editor
Photos submitted by Kathryn Ramberg

From Boreal Community Media - March 9, 2019

Section 7A #7 seed Cook County Vikings defeated #2 seed Nashwauk-Keewatin Spartans 43-39 to advance to the semifinals of the Section 7A Tournament on Saturday afternoon at UM-Duluth.

The Vikings will play the Lakeview Christian Academy Lions on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:15pm at Romano
Gymnasium at UMD.  

Lakeview beat Ely 62-60 on Saturday night.  The other semi-final game pits Deer River vs. Northwoods Wednesday at 5:45pm.  Stay tuned to Boreal Community Media for more information about the upcoming games.

Saturday game highlights

The game was a see-saw affair with the teams trading baskets throughout the second half.  The game was tied at 30 points a piece with 9:21 left.  The Vikings had regained a 36-32 lead with under 6:35 remaining.  The Vikings played tough defense in the closing minutes but the Spartans closed the game to a one point deficit with under 4 minutes remaining.  The Vikings rallied in the closing minutes to take a 40-37 lead with 1:23 remaining.  Then held on with clutch free throws by Will Ramberg and Jordon Porter in the closing seconds.

Will Ramberg led Vikings scorers with 20 points, Ray Gordon had 9 points, Jordon Porter had 8 and Pete Sutton contributed 6 points

The Spartans held a four point, 24-20 lead into the locker room at half-time.  The Vikings had no attempts at the charity stripe in first half.

The Vikings had previously beaten the Spartans 68-62 in Nashwauk on February 22, however the Spartans were the #2 seed vs. the #7 Vikings in the tournament.

Congratulations on a hard fought game to the Vikings. And to advancing to the next round of the State Tournament!