The North Branch girls basketball team traveled and lost to #10 state ranked Robbinsdale Cooper 61-17 Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Vikings then set a new school record for scoring when it defeated the St. Francis Fighting Saints in three overtimes 87-78 Friday, Jan. 6. The team also came close to breaking the state record in free throw attempts. North Branch shot 62 free throws. Red Wing holds the state record for free throw attempts with 75, while the Vikings now hold the second place position. The North Branch girls basketball team has 8-3 overall and 1-2 North Suburban Conference record. The Vikings will host the Chisago Lakes Area Wildcats (9-3 record) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.