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Northwestern embraces underdog role

SUPERIOR, WI – It’s already been a historic postseason run for the Northwestern boys basketball team. They’ve earned the four seed in the WIAA Division III State Tournament and will take on top seed Martin Luther in the State Semifinal.

The Tigers practiced at UW-Superior this afternoon to get a feel for a college court. Martin Luther boasts one of the best point guards in the state in Trequan Carrington, who is averaging nearly 20 points per game.

The Tigers say they’re embracing their underdog role.

“We certainly embrace the underdog feeling, we like that, it just gives us motivation. Sometimes we don’t think we get the respect we deserve, but we’re ready to go out there and show people what we’re made of.” said senior guard Jenner Graff.

“You know you don’t go out and win two overtime games and a regional and sectional championship without having a mental edge, that mental toughness, and the guys, we’ve come a long way as a team.” said head coach Nolan Graff.

“We can score from anywhere, I mean everyone on our roster can play. We don’t run with just 7 guys or 8 guys, everyone on our team can play, and we play as a team.” said senior guard Sam Risley.

The two teams will tip-off on Thursday at 1:30 P.M. on MY9 Sports.

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David Coy

KBJR 6 Sports Director

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