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Viking boys take basketball win, Viking, Mariner girls lose


The Cook County boys basketball team had an easy victory Thursday night beating Northeast Range 65-38 in Grand Marais.
The victory pushed the Vikings to 8-4 for the season. They outscored the Nighthawks 37-19 in the first and 27-19 in the second for the win.
Colin Everson and Lars Scannell provided the scoring punch for the Vikings with 31 and 16 points apiece. Scannell nailed three, three-pointers in his total while Everson had two.
Other scorers for the Vikings included Kale Boomer with six points, including two threes; Peter Warren with three with Noah Warren, Richie Furlong and Andy Farley scoring two apiece.
Nolan Blomberg led the Nighthawks with 11.
The Nighthawks won the girls’ game, 62-28. No other details were available.
The Viking boys and girls are on the road Friday night with games at Carlton against the Bulldogs.  WTIP will broadcast both games with Norman Moe and Dick Dorr giving the play-by-play starting at 4:45 PM.
The  Silver Bay Mariner girls’ team traveled to Duluth Marshall Thursday night and lost 45-33.
The Hilltoppers outscored the Mariners 30-19 in the first half. Silver Bay came back strong in the second with Duluth holding only a 15-14 margin.
Alice Nopola led the Mariners with 15 points while Brandi Nopola scored 10.
The loss dropped the Mariners to 1-11 for the season.
On Monday night, January 28, the Mariners travel to Grand Marais for girls’ and boys’ basketball action. Both varsity games will be broadcast on WTIP with the Moe-Dorr team providing the action for listeners. The action gets going at 4:45 PM.