Minneapolis, MN (NNNCOW.com) --- Esko junior guard Kory Deadrick scored 30 points on Wednesday night, leading the Eskomos to a 60-54 win over #3-seeded Hayfield in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class AA semifinals at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Deadrick scored 25 of his points in the first half, shooting 5-for-7 from three-point range in that opening 17 minutes. Hayfield made a defensive change at half, slowing Deadrick's output down the stretch.
Casey Staniger added 15 points for the Eskomos in the winning effort, and Marc Peterson finished with 11 points.
Esko is now (26-4) overall this season and will play #2-seeded Litchfield in the Class AA semifinals, with that game set for 8:00 p.m. on March 22 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.