Esko ends Milaca’s tourney run

Esko, ranked No. 4 in the Minnesota Basketball News Class AA state ratings, stopped Milaca 67-26 in the semifinals of the Section 7AA Tournament Tuesday night, March 5, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Esko led 35-18 at halftime as it ended Milaca’s two-game section winning streak. The Wolves had advanced to the semifinals by topping Moose Lake-Willow River and Aitkin.

Esko will meet Braham  in the title game tonight (Thursday)  at 7 at Minnesota-Duluth. The Bombers rolled over International Falls 91-30 in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

Unbeaten Braham is ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state ratings.