Losing to Eau Claire, but beating cancer

Spartans boy’s basketball team lost to the Eau Claire North Huskies 78-69 last Thursday while raising money to defeat cancer.


Dale Summerfield Jr.

Junior Kaden Kimmes drives to the hoop over Eau Claire North defender senior Dalton Banks Feb.11 during the Spartans annual Coaches Vs. Cancer game. Eau Claire won 78-69.

By Matt Nault, Reporter

During the Coaches vs. Cancer. The Superior Spartans boy’s basketball team lost to the Eau Claire North Huskies 78-69 on Thursday, Feb. 11.  The Spartans wore Columbia blue jerseys with the numbers and lettering containing pink.

Early in the first half, the Spartans took an 11 point run forcing the Huskies to take a timeout at 13:50. Going into the second half the Huskies were leading by 8 points, making the score 42-34. With 3:16 left in the game, the Spartans trailed by 16 points and struggled to keep the ball in their hand as turnovers were turning into points for the Huskies.

The Huskies record improved to 12-4 and the Spartans record moved to 9-10.

Outside of the gymnasium, the Spartans pink jerseys were bid on by spectators and family. All of the proceeds of the jerseys that were sold were donated to the Coaches vs. Cancer program that was founded by the American Cancer Society. This donated money will go towards people affected by cancer.

The Spartans next game is tomorrow Fri. 14, they will be playing St. Cloud Cathedral at 5:45 p.m. in the main gymnasium.