Senior Allison Luoma came up big in the biggest game of the year, scoring 23 points as Northwestern held on for a 65-62 victory over Barron Saturday in their Wisconsin Division 3 regional final in Barron, Wisconsin.

Tieryn Plasch added 13 points and Brynn Erickson and Kendall Sletten chipped in eight points apiece for the Tigers (15-4).

Rylee Stauner had 17 points to lead Barron (15-4), which played without its top player, Gracie Smith, a 6-foot-1 senior post player. The Golden Bears rallied from 11 points down but couldn’t close the gap as Northwestern made 18 of 29 free throws.

The Tigers earned the No. 4 seed and advance to play at No. 1 Aquinas (19-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sectional semifinals in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Northwestern 24-41—65

Barron 25-37—62

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Northwestern — Tieryn Plasch 13, Gabby Risley 7, Brynn Erickson 8, Gracie Altman 6, Allison Luoma 23, Kendall Sletten 8. Totals 20 18-29 65.

3-point goals — Plasch 2, Risley, Erickson, Altman, Luoma 2.

Barron — Rylee Stauner 17, Taylor Johnson 3, Jada Brunkow 15, Sydney Stauner 9, Ashley Kurshner 9, Macey Herrman 9. Totals 12 13-21 62.

3-point goals — Brunkow 3, S. Stauner, Kurshner.

Superior falls in second round

Mary Bird and Helen Chen scored 16 points apiece as Menomonie used a big first half to hold off Superior in their Wisconsin Division 1 second-round game Friday night in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Emma Mommsen added 15 points for Menomonie (10-8), which fell 58-31 Saturday in the regional final at Hudson.

Emma Raye (20 points), Savannah Leopold (16) and Kloe Zentkowski (10) all reached double figures in scoring for the Spartans (8-5).

Superior 36-17—53

Menomonie 35-32—67

Superior — Emma Cooper 1, Kloe Zentkowski 10, Savannah Leopold 16, Eva Peterson 6, Ema Raye 20.

Menomonie — Sammy Jacobsen 8, Elizabeth Kyles 2, Mary Bird 16, Ashlea Quilling 2, Shelby Thorton 7, Emma Mommsen 15, Helen Chen 16, Lauren Berg 1.

Redhawks too much for Bluejackets

Isaiah Davis had 24 points as Minnehaha used a big first half to build a cushion and then cruised to an 87-73 boys basketball victory Saturday at Hibbing.

Chet Holmgren, a 7-foot-1 center considered the top high school basketball recruit in the country by many scouting services, added 23 points for the Redhawks (7-1), Minnesota’s top-ranked Class AAA team.

Ayden McDonald (20 points), Mayson Brown (17), Parker Maki (14) and Tre Holmes (11) all reached double figures in scoring in a balanced effort for the Bluejackets (6-2).

Minnehaha Academy 49-38—87

Hibbing 35-38—73

Minnehaha Academy — Prince Aligbe 8, Chase Carter 4, Isaiah Davis 24, Hercy Miller 10, Trent Finney 6, Nick Parten 3, Mercy Miller 8, Chet Holmgren 23. Totals 36 12-23 87.

3-point goals — Miller 3.

Hibbing — Hayden Verhel 3, Mayson Brown 17, Jack Grzybowski 8, Tre Holmes 11, Parker Maki 14, Ayden McDonald 20. Totals 25 12-16 73.

3-point goals — Brown 2, Grzybowski 2, Holmes 3, Maki 2, McDonald 2.