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Tiger boys fall to Barron by three

The Northwestern High School boys basketball team battled back to take the lead in the third quarter of a basketball game against Barron Friday night, but then was outscored 20-12 in the final quarter to fall, 54-51.

The Northwestern High School boys basketball team battled back to take the lead in the third quarter of a basketball game against Barron Friday night, but then was outscored 20-12 in the final quarter to fall, 54-51.

NHS now holds an 11-5 overall record and is 7-4 in the Heart O' North Conference. Barron advances to 8-7 overall with the win and is 6-5 in the conference.

In the first half, the two teams were nearly even, with Barron leading 24-22.

NHS took control in the third quarter, however.

The Tigers were nearly perfect from the line in the quarter, making 7-of-8 shots, and also hit a pair of 3-pointers. NHS led 39-34 heading into the final eight minutes.

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Brad Hallberg, who led Barron with 20 points, almost single-handedly launched his team to victory in the fourth quarter. He scored 12 of the team's 20 fourth-quarter points, including two 3-pointers, to give Barron the 54-51 win.

Aaron Corry had a big night for the Tigers, sinking a trio of 3-pointers to lead the team with 17 points. He also had two blocks and a steal for NHS.

Steve Tecker also finished in double figures with 12 points and had seven rebounds.

Donnie Hissa added seven points, Mike Lindsey had six points and P.J. Freeman, Tim Follis and Lee Brown had three points each.

The Tigers are back in action at 7:30 p.m. Monday with a make-up game at Ladysmith.

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