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Tiger boys hope eight is great
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Superior Telegram


The Northwestern High School boys basketball team won its sixth straight game Monday then made it seven in a row on Tuesday.

The Tigers, 13-4 overall and 8-3 in the Heart O’ North Conference, defeated the Spooner Rails 60-40 and the Grantsburg Pirates 61-35.

Northwestern will attempt to win again at 7:15 p.m. today at Barron.

The Golden Bears (14-5) are currently in first place in the HON at 10-1.

Against Spooner (3-8, 3-12) Northwestern took a four-point lead after one quarter and led 27-20 at halftime. The Tigers sealed the victory with a strong second half, outscoring Spooner 33-20.

Brayden Bartelt made a trio of 3-pointers to lead Northwestern with 18 points. Trevor Paulus finished with 14 points, Jeffrey Priem had nine and Nate Pearson had eight.

TIGER TALES: Northwestern also plays at Chetek on Monday and hosts Ashland Tuesday. … Priem leads the Tigers in scoring with 10.6 ppg. Bartelt is next at 9.7 ppg. Alex Tecker and Pearson are both grabbing five rebounds a game apiece.

Spooner            12           8              9              11           —           40

Northwestern  16           11           14           19           —           60

Spooner — Levi Hansen 9, Keith Richardson 8, Gavin Anderson 8, Jordan Melton 7, Gavin Hochstetler 6, Chase Davies 2.

3-point goals — Hochstetler.

Northwestern — Brayden Bartelt 18, Trevor Paulus 14, Jeffrey Priem 9, Nate Pearson 8, Carter Shelafoe 4, Alex Tecker 3, Travis Abrahamzon 2, Luke Freeman 2.

3-point goals — Bartelt 3, Paulus, Priem.