State-ranked teams keep Viking hoops from victory

It was tough week for the North Branch boys basketball program when the team traveled to face two state-ranked teams after hosting and losing 64-49 to St. Louis Park.

The team was crushed 102-33 by the #2 state-ranked Spring Lake Park Panthers last Thursday before being defeated by #1 ranked Benilde-St. Margaret’s 82-21 on Saturday.

The North Branch boys basketball team has a 0-8 North Suburban Conference and 2-14 overall record. The Vikings will host the Columbia Heights Hylanders (6-10) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, before traveling to Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope to face the Hawks (6-9) at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

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