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New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt takes a shot as Esko’s Ashley Bergerson defends during the first half of their Minnesota Class AA state tournament quarterfinal game Wednesday at the Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Esko won 39-35. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Girls basketball: Esko silences Wildcats in quarterfinals


MINNEAPOLIS — If James Naismith had somehow envisioned the 3-point shot, he would have been fond of Esko’s peach basket style of basketball.

Playing deliberately, bordering on boringly, the Eskomos took the run and the gun out of New London-Spicer, winning their Class A Minnesota State Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinals game 39-35 on Wednesday at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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