State Basketball Tournament

THE WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM LOST TO NORTH WOODS 56-39 ON THURSDAY IN A CLASS ‘A’ STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTER-FINAL GAME.   
 
NORTH WOODS, THE STATE RUNNER-UP LAST YEAR, LED 22-19 AT HALFTIME, THEN OUTSCORED WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE 34-20 IN THE SECOND HALF.   
 
TREVOR MORRISON LED THREE NORTH WOODS PLAYERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES WITH A GAME-HIGH 20 POINTS. 
WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE WAS LED BY PARKER FREEBURG WITH 16 POINTS; NATHAN ROSS ADDED 7. 
 
WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE STRUGGLED THROUGH A COLD-SHOOTING GAME, MAKING ONLY 28% FROM THE FLOOR AND JUST 3 OF 23 ON 3-POINT ATTEMPTS.    THE NORTH WOODS DEFENSE ALSO FORCED W-W-G INTO SOME MISTAKES, ALLOWING NORTH WOODS TO SCORE 23 POINTS OFF TURNOVERS. 
 
WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE MOVES INTO THE CONSOLATION BRACKET. THE CHARGERS WILL FACE CROMWELL-WRIGHT AT NOON AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL.   
 
IN ANOTHER QUARTER-FINAL GAME, CROMWELL-WRIGHT LOST TO ADA-BORUP 49-39.