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The Esko bench erupts in cheers after senior guard Erika Shady makes the go ahead three point shot in the Minnesota Class AA high school girls basketball quarterfinals Thursday at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Photos by Jules Ameel / For the Pine Journal

UPDATED: Esko girls tame Wildcats, head to State semi-finals Friday

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MINNEAPOLIS - Come March, Esko High School seemingly can't lose a basketball game.

Just four days after the boys claimed the small school's first-ever state basketball championship, the unseeded Eskomos girls team began its own journey at the state tournament with a shocking 39-35 upset of No. 3 New London-Spicer in Wednesday night's Class AA quarterfinal at the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

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