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By Dan Lingle
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Eskomos end Bombers' run to state


Dan Lingle

Barnum Bomber Nate Jelinek squeezes past the Esko Eskomo defense for an easy two points.

The Barnum Bombers boys basketball team made it to the final round of the Section 7AA tournament, but fell short to the Eskomos of Esko.

The Bombers were held to single digit scoring as the Eskomos were able to keep them from under the basket, forcing the Bombers to shoot from outside. The Eskomos also out-rebounded the Bombers 27-17.

Zac Carlson led the Bombers with 9 points, while Brandon Newman and Nate Jelinek were held to only 8 points apiece. Andrew Naslund scored 7 points for the Bombers, and both Chris Carlson and Mitchell Weller added 3 points. Cory Buchanan came off the bench to hit one of two from the free-throw line for his only point of the night.

This was the second time this year the Bombers fell to Esko, this time 62-39.

On a side note, several Bombers fans were denied the opportunity to fully enjoy the game, as some of the Esko student body stood in front of the Bomber fans eliminating a clear view of the game. It wasn't until halftime that the Esko student body moved so the Bombers fans could view the game.


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