Esko girls basketball holds off Virginia to advance to 7AA semifinals

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On Monday the Esko girls basketball team held off Virginia 47-43 in the Section 7AA quarterfinals.

Jayden Karppinen led the charge for the Eskomos scoring 23 points, while Rian Aune led the Blue Devils with 15 points.

Esko (20-7) advances to face Pierz (22-6) in the 7AA semifinals Wednesday at 7pm at Hermantown High School. Virginia closes out their season 17-11 overall.