Lutheran North Boys Basketball Advances to State Semifinals
The Lutheran North boys basketball team earned its first state semifinal appearance in a decade and the eighth in program history with a 41-28 victory Friday against Cole Campe in a Class 3 quarterfinal at Moberly Area Community College.
Bryce Spiller scored 13 points to lead the Crusaders (19-10) while Davell Long had eight points and four rebounds.
North advanced to face Thayer at noon March 10 at JQH Arena in a state semifinal.
Thayer (25-4), which has won 13 games in a row, finished third in Class 3 last season. It advanced Friday with a 50-37 quarterfinal victory against Sparta.
Lutheran North is seeking the third championship in program history, winning the Class 2A title in 2002 and the Class 3 championship in 2005.