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Huskies fade late in loss to Wausau West

Jan. 16—Eau Claire North capped off a non-conference back-to-back with a pair of Wausau schools on Tuesday. The Huskies — fresh off a 60-47 road win over Wausau East — returned home for a date with Wausau West. Though North had its chances, a height disadvantage and perhaps some heavy legs proved too much as the Warriors escaped with a 72-69 win.

It was a contrast in styles throughout the first half. Wausau West (5-9) had far more size — a problem for North that was exacerbated without Hope Bushendorf who was dealing with an injury — and made much of its living closer to the rim.

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