Boys Basketball: Upsala drops close game to C-I

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Junior Andy Nelson (12) connects on one of his three three-pointers over Crosby-Ironton’s Daniel Hudrlik (54). The Rangers topped the Cardinals 67-61 Thursday night in a hard fought non-conference battle in Crosby. (Photo courtesy of Bill Abeler)

The Upsala boys basketball team dropped a close non-conference battle at Crosby-Ironton (C-I), Thursday, falling 67-61.

Juniors Avery Smieja and Eric Frieler led Upsala with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Cardinals host Eagle Valley tonight.


Crosby-Ironton, 67, Upsala 61

Upsala  29 32 – 61
C-I       33 34 – 67

Upsala—Avery Smieja, 13; Eric Frieler, 12; Andy Nelson, 9; Dylan Zimmerman, 8; Christian Pekarek, 7; Thomas Ripplinger, 6; Matt Abeler, 2; Nick Frieler, 2; Garrett Wolf, 2.