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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot Sports 

Carlton, Wrenshall exit playoffs

 

March 8, 2019

Photos by Amber Nichols / Pine Knot News

Carlton forward Alena Wallin (15) shoots over the outstretched hands of Cook County defenders during the March 6 playoff game against Cook County.

Wednesday night the Section 7A girls basketball tournament saw two local teams eliminated from further play. The Wrenshall Wrens were bounced out by No. 2 seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl and No. 7 seeded Carlton fell to No. 10 seed Cook County.

The first round game between Carlton and Cook County was tight all the way with the Vikings holding a slim three-point halftime edge. The Bulldogs cut into the lead in the second half, but when the final horn sounded, the Vikings had hung on for a 50-49 win and a berth in the second round of the playoffs.

“The game was slower-paced and we wanted to get i...



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