Sartell Students sang "Happy Birthday" to the late Tom Bearson early in the second half of the Sabres' 50-37 boys basketball win over the visiting Tech Tigers. Tuesday would have been Bearson's 19th birthday.

Bearson was the victim of a homicide on September 20th near Fargo-Moorhead while he was a student at North Dakota State University. Bearson was a key starter for the Sabres basketball team before graduating in 2014, including a starting role on the team's 2013 state tournament team.

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On the court, the Sabres scored 32 points in the second half after building an 18-16 lead at halftime over the Tigers. Sartell was led by senior Brandon Snoberger's 13 points.

The loss was the Tigers' fifth straight to drop their record to 5-7 overall and 5-2 in the Central Lakes Conference. Senior Jake Mussman returned from a three game absence due to a concussion to post 12 points in the loss.