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By Dwight Cadwell
Pine Knot News Sports 

Second-half surge keeps Eskomos rolling


January 11, 2019

Matthew Moses/Pine Knot News

Esko's Trevor Spindler (25) drives to the basket past Rebels defender Logan Orvedahl during second-half action.

In a contest between two high-scoring teams raining down three-point shots, fans were treated to a truly traditional Polar League rivalry Friday night in Esko.

The Eskomos broke a halftime tie and outscored the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels 47-32 in the second half to pick up a huge Polar Conference victory with a 80-65 win. The two teams entering the game Friday night averaged a combined 142 points per game and finished as expected with a combined 145 points.

Esko - fresh off its seventh straight championship in the Esko Coaches Classic - was paced by 26 points from Payton Wefel, who als...

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