LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
Bemidji 84, Detroit Lakes 68
Linaes Whiting led the way with a career high 34 points. Caden Rolfes added 18, while Caleb Carlson had 15 and Ryan Bieberdorf added 10. There were fireworks early in the 2nd half, when the Lakers were called for a controversial intentional foul, which led to an argument from Laker Head Coach Aaron Swenson, who was called for 2 technical fouls. That led to 6 free throws for the Jacks and Rolfes knocked down 5 of them making a 10 point lead a 15 point lead.
The Lumberjacks are now 18-7. The Jacks currently are #3 in Section 8AAA’s QRF. Sauk Rapids is 4th and has one game left against Brainerd Tonight. Detroit Lakes was 5th. The Jacks will host a Section 8AAA Quarterfinal Tuesday night at 7pm. They most likely will be the #3 seed. Official seeding will be Sunday. You’ll hear Tuesday’s game on the LJRN (KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com). Lumberjacks Live is at 6:45.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Section 5A North…
Verndale 54, #4 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 52
#2 Menahga 61, McGregor 22
Tomorrow…#2 Menahga vs. #3 Pine River-Backus 7:45 (at Crosby-Ironton)
Section 8A East…
#1 Red Lake 72, #8 Blackduck 51 (Warriors were led by Alexis Dejarlait with 26 points)
#4 Lake of the Woods 51, #5 Kelliher/Northome 33
#3 Clearbrook-Gonvick 71, #6 Win-E-Mac 43
#2 Fosston 56, #7 Cass Lake-Bena 55
Tomorrow at REA in TRF…Red Lake vs. Lake of the Woods 12:00, Fosston vs. Clearbrook-Gonvick 1:45
#2 Staples-Motley 80, #15 Bagley 21
#10 Park Rapids 86, #7 Pelican Rapids 69
Tomorrow at UMC… #10 Park Rapids vs. #2 Staples-Motley 4:30
BEAVER MEN’S HOCKEY
#1 seeded Bemidji State hosts #8 Northern Michigan 7:07 tonight, tomorrow & 5:07 Sunday (if needed) in the opening round of the WCHA playoffs. Beavers are the #1 seed and will host playoffs all the way through if they keep winning.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
Bemidji hopes to keep its late season run going when they face Sartell-St. Stephen at Moorhead High School 7:30 Saturday in the Section 8AAA semifinals. Jacks are coming off a 71-54 win over #3 TRF, while #2 Sartell edged #7 Sauk Rapids 47-39. #1 Alexandria will play #5 Detroit Lakes in the 1st semifinal at 6pm. Tomorrow’s game will be on the LJRN (KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com) with Lumberjacks Live at 7:15.
Bemidji has 4 in the AA State Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center. Xaviar Whalen at 285 goes in as Section champ with a record of 28-9. Chance Hinrichs is 24-10 at 145, Jon Solum is 24-15 and battling in 126, while Bryce Golden is 27-13 at 106.
BLACKDUCK/CASS LAKE-BENA WRESTLING
The Bears will have 7 competing at the Class A State Tourney. Seniors Mason Preston, David Foster and Johnathan Schmid are competing. Juniors Chase Johnson and Hunter Wilcowski are also state bound, along with sophomore Ian Frenzel and freshman Trevor Janssen.
LUMBERJACK BOYS SWIMMING
Sam Hendricks will be competing in the Class A Meet today at the U of M Aquatic Center. He’ll compete in the 500 Free.