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Tuesday's Results: New Richmond boys hockey loses in double overtime in sectionals

One of the most talented senior classes in New Richmond boys hockey history won't see their dream of reaching the WIAA state tournament come to fruition.

The Tigers and Superior waged a game for the ages at Wessman Arena in Superior. It wasn't until 11: 57 was elapsed in the second overtime that Superior scored the game winner, winning 4-3.

Superior will face Hudson the the sectional championship game at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Amery. 

The Tigers scored the first two goals of the game. Tiger senior Eric Langer scored the goal of the first period. Jens Christensen gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the second period. 

Superior came back with the next three goals, taking its first lead 3:49 into the third period. New Richmond senior Noah Towberman tied the game with a power play goal with 5:25 elapsed in the third period. The score remained 3-3 until Superior's Ian Johnson scored the deciding goal in the second overtime. New Richmond finishes the season with a 17-6-1 record.

The New Richmond girls basketball team saw its season come to an end at River Falls in the WIAA Division 2 regional opener. The Tigers kept the game close, but lost 65-56. The Tigers simply had no answer for River Falls point guard Kylie Strop. Strop riddled the Tigers for 34 points and numerous assists on her drives to the basket. New Richmond featured a more balanced attack, led by Kate Miller with 12 points. New Richmond finishes the season with a 3-20 record. River Falls will play at top-seeded Onalaska on Friday.

The Somerset girls basketball team also saw its season end on Tuesday. The Spartans lost to Barron, 57-41. Somerset got into early foul trouble and fell deeply behind. A second half comeback effort fell short. The Spartans finish the season with an 11-12 record. 

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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