Red Knights win thriller over Wildcats

Andrew Birkeland, Staff Writer

The Red Knights continued their winning ways with a thrilling 55-52 double-overtime victory over the Chisago Lakes Wildcats. Both teams played an even first half, with the Red Knights hitting multiple three-pointers to take a seven point lead going into halftime, but the Wildcats fought back during the second half. The teams exchanged the lead multiple times, but the Red Knights ultimately forced the game into overtime. Each team scored three points during the first overtime, but the Red Knights executed in the second overtime and stopped the Wildcats on their final possession to secure the win. The Red Knights put three players in double-figures, with junior guard Nick Birney leading the way with 16 points and forwards Chris Bell and Matt Lilienthal scored 12 points. The Red Knights improve to 6-9 on the season.