The North Branch boys basketball team traveled and lost 60-57 to Simley Tuesday, Dec. 11; hosted and lost 58-34 to Hermantown Thursday, Dec. 13; traveled and lost 62-39 to Mahtomedi Saturday, Dec. 15; and then traveled and lost 79-70 to Fridley Friday, Dec. 21. The team competed in the South St. Paul Tournament Dec. 27-28 and defeated South St. Paul 60-47, and lost 69-55 to Prescott (Wisc.). The team then traveled and defeated Chisago Lakes Area 59-51; before hosting Robbinsdale Cooper and losing 76-62. The North Branch boys basketball team is tied for fifth in the North Suburban Conference with a 1-2 conference and 2-8 overall record. The Vikings will host the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.