Eskomos freeze Cardinals to capture Class AA Title

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The Esko Eskomos defeat the Annandale Cardinals 6041 and win the 2014 MSHSL Boys Basketball Class AA Championship on March 15, 2014 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Annandale Cardinals squared off against the Eskomos from Esko in the 2014 MSHSL Class AA Boys’ Basketball championship game.  The Eskomos finished the regular season 26-3 while the Cardinals had a regular season record of 23-6.

The first half saw the Cardinals jump to a quick, short-lived lead.  For the most part the first half was very evenly played but it was the Eskomos who emerged up at the half 22-18.

The second half was dominated by the Esko Eskomos.  The Eskomos were led by Mark Peterson (16 pts) Kory Deadrick (14 pts, 4 reb) and Casey Staniger (13 pts, 4 reb) with 17 points coming from the rest of the team.

Once the Eskomos opened a 10 point lead there was no looking back and the team slowed the pace of the game down to a crawl.  The Eskomos win by a score of 60-41 in a game that was truly a game of two halves.  The first half was fast-paced and close.  The second half was very one-sided with very little action for either team.

Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for photos and news from the afternoon Class AAA and AAAA games.