The Cook County boys’ basketball team is the only North Shore team to win in Tuesday night action. .
The Vikings traveled to Cromwell where they took a 62-43 win on the Cardinals’ court. The Viking girls dropped a 60-55 decision to Cromwell.
And, Silver Bay dropped two basketball games at home with North Woods. The Grizzlies beat the Mariner boys 81 -46. In the girls’ game, North Woods stopped Silver Bay 82-23
In boys’ hockey, it took an overtime for Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl to take a 5-4 win over the North Shore Storm. The Storm is made up of skaters from Cook and Lake counties.
The Viking boys upped their record to 7-2 for the season with the win at Cromwell. The Vikings led 30-18 after the first half and outscored Cromwell 32 to 25 in the second for the win.
Cook County had double-figure performances from Kale Boomer with 18, Colin Everson with 14 and Lars Scannell with 12. Boomer had two three pointers while Scannell and Everson had one each.
Other Viking scoring came from Jonny Jacobsen with six, Trevor Deschampe with four and Jamie Wick with 3, on a three-point basket. Justin Goldstein and Peter Warren rounded off the points for Cook County with two each.
Jared Hutar led the Cardinals with 12.
The Viking girls didn’t fare as well, losing a close one, 60-55 to Cromwell. The loss dropped the girls to 5-9 for the season. Cook County dropped behind 31-24 after the first half before outscoring the Cardinals 31-27 in the second to almost catch up.
Breana Peterson led Cook County and all scorers with 22 points including three, three-pointers. Theresa Morrin scored 16 while Lily Gruber-Schuluz had nine. Rounding out the Viking scoring were Kaitlynn Linnell with five and Leah Utities with three. Utities’ points came on a three-pointer.
The Vikings’ boys and girls host the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels on Friday night before traveling to Ely for games with the Timberwolves on Saturday afternoon.
The North Woods Grizzlies outscored Silver Bay 42-25 in the first half and 38-21 in the second to take their 81-46 win in Silver Bay. The loss dropped the Mariner boys to 0-9 for the season.
Kyle Blood led Silver Bay and all scorers with 21 points including three three-pointers. Eben Fischer scored 18, Michael Fisher added four and Spencer Tiboni had three.
Hank Halverson led North Woods with 19.
In the girls’ game, Silver Bay dropped to 1-9 for the season on an 82-23 loss. The Grizzlies outscored the Mariners 47-13 in the first half and 35-10 in the second for the win.
Alicia Nopola had 15, including a three-pointer, while Brandi Nopola had six and Tarra Dow scored two.
Darby Youngstrom had 25 for North Woods to lead all scorers.
The Mariners host Carlton for boys and girls games on Friday night.
In boys;’ hockey, it took an overtime goal by Colton Anderson at 3:46 into overtime for Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl to take a 5-4 win. The game was marked with a five-point second period as the visitors scored twice and the Storm three times to tie the game at 3-all going into the third..
Luke Small found the net twice for the Mariners while Brad Rowlee and Tyler Schramm scored once each.
Zach Duresky was in the net for North Shore and made 43 saves.
The Storm are 9-6 for the season. They host Ashland in Two Harbors on Thursday night before a match with Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin on Saturday.