The North Branch girls basketball team hosted and defeated St. Francis 66-56 Friday, Dec. 14; traveled and defeated Totino-Grace 48-44 Tuesday, Dec. 18; and traveled and defeated Fridley 62-40 Friday, Dec. 21. The team competed in the Wood City Invitational at Cloquet Dec. 27-28 and defeated Browerville 66-52 and Bloomington Jefferson 53-49 to take champion. The team then traveled to Chisago Lakes Area and lost 58-44 Friday, Jan. 4; before traveling to Robbinsdale Cooper and losing 66-31. The North Branch girls basketball team is tied for third in the North Suburban Conference with a 3-2 conference and 9-2 overall record. The Vikings will travel to Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park to face the No. 9 state ranked Red Knights at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.