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Esko's Casey Staniger shoots over Hermantown's Kole Zuidmulder during Monday night's boys basketball game in Esko. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Defenseless Esko edged by Hawks

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ESKO -- Colliding heads with teammate Kole Zuidmulder earlier this season, Hermantown's Cade Zacharias stood outside the locker room Monday evening with the remnants of nine stitches above his left eye.


"That's how we practice, I guess," said Zacharais, who scored a team-high 21 points en route to Hermantown's 77-70 upset over Class AA's top-ranked Esko in a boys basketball win Monday in Esko. "We practice to be the toughest team."

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