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Sebeka's press is causing headaches for Transitions, causing 13 turnovers. Kevin Noreen, who hurt his back falling while block in a shot early in the game, has been noticeably wincing on trips up and down the court.
-- Ellsworth beat Rushford-Peterson 70-62 in the Class 1A third-place game. In six state tournament appearances, Ellsworth has won two championships, finished second three times and now has a third-place trophy.
Barely one minute into the game, Kevin Noreen went down hard on his lower back after blocking a shot. He was removed from the game briefly, but came back in and looks fine. About a minute later, Rodney Owens is forced off the court because of a cut on his forehead. Three minutes gone and Sebeka leads 7-4
NLS extended its lead to 12 points during the second half on a three pointer by big man Justin Zylstra, followed by a Zylstra dunk of a ball teammate Jayme Moten bounced off the glass on purpose. That one-two punch signaled the beginning of the end for Braham.
A pair of 6-6 forwards, Justin Zylstra and Aaron Johnson, have combined for 19 points.
PEM tied it up late in regulation, but the Rangers got the better of the overtime sesson and advance to Saturday's championship game.
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