ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Eau Claire North boys basketball team

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - They were hot and then they were cold, much like the changing of the weather outside. The North boys basketball team held a 39-28 lead at halftime Friday night against Central, the reigning Division 2 state champions, before their double digit advantage would turn into a 67-67 tie at the end of regulation. Their scorching hot shooting from downtown led by 11 made three's from Noah Hanson and Jack Kron, and their resilience to not back down when the momentum seemed to have shifted created a thrilling double overtime victory, 87-86, and an unforgettable home opener for the Huskies.


"Yeah that was a crazy game,” said North head coach Todd Marks. “I'm not sure I've ever been a part of a high school game that had that many swings back and forth. Both teams really nobody made mistakes. It was just players making clutch plays back and forth. It kind of seemed to be the old adage, old cliché whoever had the ball last was the team that won.

Fortunately our guys made kind of one more play there at the end to find a way to win, but like you said incredible resilience. There were many times in that game where our guys could've folded or taken a step back and they continued to stay the course and made some incredible plays down the stretch to win the game."

North fans didn't have to endure another nail biter Monday night as the huskies trounced Holmen at home, 71-49. The Doghouse has been protected well to start the year and it looks like North will once again be a front runner in the Big Rivers this season.

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