Duluth Marshall and Esko girl’s basketball team advance to Section 7AA Quarterfinals

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The hunt is on for a spot in the Section 7AA quarterfinals as Duluth Marshall welcomed the Aitkin Gobblers to town for a showdown and a ticket to the semifinals.

The Hilltoppers took the lead from the beginning and never looked back, winning 85-41 and advancing to the quarterfinals.

Over in Esko, the girl’s team looked to punch their ticket, but they would have to get past the Jaguars of Hinckley-Finlayson.

The Eskomos led the game, and the Jaguars made a run to catch up, but the Eskomos kept things rolling and rolled on to win 66-45. Esko’s Hannah Swanson led the game with 21 points.

Duluth Marshall and Esko will battle head-to-head in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Hermantown High School.

Click here to see the full 7AA bracket.