Vikings upset Wildcats on home court

Senior Dillon Harms brings the ball upcourt during a home game earlier this season. Photo by Kat Ladwig

Senior Dillon Harms brings the ball upcourt during a home game earlier this season. Photo by Kat Ladwig

The fifth-seeded North Branch boys basketball team traveled to fourth-seeded Chisago Lakes Feb. 28 for the first round of Section 7AAA play.

The Vikings upset the Wildcats on their home court in overtime for a 70-68 victory and a chance to advance to the second round of the postseason tournament.

Senior Travis Van Elsberg led the visiting team with 21 points, three assists and two steals, while Harms put up 19 points and three assists. Junior Matt Blomquist contributed 12 points and three assists, followed by junior Kyle Burnside with eight points and nine rebounds. Senior Brandon Thauwald added six points and five rebounds.

The Vikings faced top-seeded Cloquet Tuesday night in Hibbing.

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