Prep Basketball: Esko girls top Rock Ridge, Northwestern & Denfeld boys win season openers

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In prep basketball Thursday the Northwestern and Duluth Denfeld boys earned season opening wins, while the Esko girls won their home opener.

In Esko, the Eskomos topped Rock Ridge 51-41 in what was the Wolverines’ second-ever game as a program. Kaitlyn McConnell led the Eskomos with 14 points improving to 1-1 on the season.

In Maple, Northwestern rolled past Hayward 74-36 in a Heart O’ North Conference clash to start their season 1-0.

In Duluth, Denfeld picked up a big 78-39 win over South Shore in both of their season openers.