Minneapolis Southwest rallied in the second half to defeat visiting Minneapolis North 89-85 Wednesday night and end the Polars’ six-year winning streak in the Minneapolis City Conference. It was North’s first loss to a league opponent since Feb. 5, 2016, a run of 75 victories.
Liam Farniok notched his fourth 30-point game of the season and Dillon Engen and Oliver Shors scored in double figures to help Minneapolis Southwest upset visiting rival Minneapolis North 89-85 in a massive Minneapolis City Conference clash Wednesday night.
Farniok finished with a game-high 31 points, bringing his season total to 310 (12th most in the state as of Thursday morning).
Engen had 21 and Shors had 17 to keep the Lakers undefeated in league play and atop the conference standings at 3-0.
Southwest trailed 46-39 at halftime but rallied to win with 50 points in the second half to improve its record to 10-2 on the season.
Zashon Rich led North, which is No. 7 in the Class 2A rankings released by Minnesota Basketball News on Jan. 13, with 26 points. Larry Perkins had 18 while Max Wilson and Keishaude Gilmer each added 11 for the Polars (6-4, 3-1).
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