By PATRICK SLACK
Senior Matt Valentine recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but St. Cloud Cathedral edged the Little Falls boys basketball team 81-78, Friday.
Senior Tom Smith also reached double figures with 17 points for the host Flyers in their regular season finale.
Juniors Collin Eckman and Josh Wenzel each contributed nine points, followed by senior Grant Bell (8), juniors Spencer Lubbers (6) and Jake Scott (6) and sophomore Troy Scott (2).
Little Falls opens Section 8AAA play with a home game against Sartell-St. Stephen, Tuesday, at 7 p.m.
St. Cloud Cathedral 81, Little Falls 78
Little Falls—Matt Valentine, 21 (11 rebounds); Tom Smith, 17; Collin Eckman, 9 (7 rebounds); Josh Wenzel, 9 (5 assists); Grant Bell, 8 (5 assists); Spencer Lubbers, 6; Jake Scott, 6; Troy Scott, 2.