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Red Lake’s Ryan Holthusen, left, and Trevenn Beaulieu, right, defend Northern Freeze’s Steele Spilde during their Section 8A playoff game Friday at Thief River Falls. The Warriors won 70-67. Mike Lundgren | Special to the Pioneer

Unconventional victory: Red Lake slows it down, tops Northern Freeze to return to state for first time since 2003

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Mike Lundgren

Special to the Pioneer

THIEF RIVER FALLS — Something out of the ordinary produced some extraordinary results for Red Lake Friday as the Warriors got by Northern Freeze 70-67 in a wildly-entertaining Section 8A boys high school basketball tournament championship game.

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