Missouri Boys Basketball Postseason Roundup: Lutheran North
The Lutheran North boys basketball team used balanced scoring and survived a rough night at the free-throw line Monday for a 56-48 victory against South Shelby in a Class 3 sectional at Hannibal High.
Jameer Cretter scored 14 points, Bryce Spiller had 13 and Davell Long had 12 for North (18-10), which advanced to play Cole Camp at 8 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals at Moberly Area Community College.
North is in the state tournament bracket for the first time since 2020, when it lost in the sectional round to O'Fallon Christian, and is in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013, when it finished third in Class 3.
The Crusaders advanced despite making only 14 of their 27 free throws.
Lutheran North and Cole Camp have not played this century.