By PATRICK SLACK
Seniors Tom Smith (23), Matt Valentine (18) and Grant Bell (12) reached double figures, but Zimmerman edged the Little Falls boys basketball team 71-66 in Friday’s match-up of Granite Ridge Conference championship contenders.
Valentine added nine rebounds and Bell had seven.
Juniors Collin Eckman and Spencer Lubbers netted five points, sophomore Troy Scott had two and junior Josh Wenzel added one.
Little Falls plays at Milaca, Thursday.
Zimmerman 71, Little Falls 66
Little Falls—Tom Smith, 23; Matt Valentine, 18 (9 rebounds); Grant Bell, 12 (7 rebounds); Collin Eckman, 5; Spencer Lubbers, 5 (5 rebounds); Troy Scott, 2; Josh Wenzel, 1 (5 rebounds).