HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Section 5A North Semifinals at Pequot Lakes…
#1 Nevis (26-1) 51, #5 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 35
Section 5A North Championship Tuesday at 8pm in Pequot Lakes…
Section 7A Quarterfinals at UMD…
#2 SS2 Mountain Iron-Buhl 70, #3 SS2 Deer River 58
Section 8A East Semifinals at Ralph Engelstad Arena in TRF…
#1 Red Lake (23-4) 70, #4 Fosston 46
Anthony Beaulieu had 24 points to lead the Warriors.
#2 Cass Lake-Bena (20-7) 65, #3 Win-E-Mac 63 (OT)
The Panthers were down 47-31 with 11 minutes to play but rallied to force OT. Arnold Kingbird had 24 points to lead Cass Lake, and Hunter Chaput had 17 to lead the Patriots.
Section 8A East Championship Tuesday night at 6pm at REA in TRF…#1 Red Lake vs. #2 Cass Lake-Bena
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Section 8A Championship at Ralph Engelstad Arena in TRF Tonight at 7pm…
#1E Red Lake (24-2) 67, #3W EGF Sacred Heart 52
Grace White led the way with 24 points and led the way rebounding and defensively with several blocked shots. Angel McClain added 14 and Alexis Dejarlait had 10 points.
The Warriors have qualified for their first ever state tournament. They’ll open play Thursday in the quarterfinals at Mariucci Arena.
LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
Section 8AAA Semifinal at Moorhead…
Alexandria 84, Bemidji 74
Bemidji had a 2 point lead at halftime, but couldn’t keep up with the torrid shooting of the Cardinals in the 2nd half. Linaes Whiting led the Jacks with 25 points, while seniors Caden Rolfes and Jeremy Beberg had 14 and 12 to wrap their careers.
The Lumberjacks finished the year 19-8, the most wins in a season since 2011, #2 seeded Alexandria will battle #1 Fergus Falls Thursday night in the Section championship at St. Cloud State.
CURLING U18 NATIONALS
Milwaukee Curling Club…
The Minnesota1 Men (which includes Riley Fenson, Graem Fenson, Zach Erickson and Carson Liapis) beat GLCA1 on Friday 6-2 in 6 ends. On Saturday, Minnesota1 beat GLCA2 5-3 in 7 ends then lost to GNCC1 in 5-3 in 7. They finished 4-1 in pool play. That put them into the semifinals against Washington. They fell 5-2 to Washington dropping them to the Bronze Medal match against GNCC1, who beat them 9-4 in 7 ends.
The Minnesota1 Womens team has 2 Bemidji curlers…Leah Yavarow and MacKenzie Ritchie. On Friday, they beat Wisconsin2 5-3 and Washington 6-5. On Saturday, they beat Dakota1 5-2, then beat GNCC2 4-3. They finished 5-0 in pool play and were the top seed from their pool. They moved on to the semifinals where they faced GLCA1. They demolished GLCA 9-0 in 5 ends. That put them in the national championship against GNCC1. They opened up a 5-1 lead before GNCC got it to 5-4 but the Minnesotans added 1 in the 8th and final end to win the championship 6-4.
BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bowling Green 4, Bemidji State 3 (OT)
Kevin Dufour completed his hat trick with 2:37 left in the first overtime and Bowling Green grabbed a 1-0 series lead over the Beavers. Dufour opened the scoring in the 1st period before Phillip Marinaccio tied it up. Myles Fitzgerald put Bemidji up 2-1 early in the 2nd, and Bowling Green tied it up less than a minute into the 3rd. Just over a minute later, Nate Arentz gave the Beavers a 3-2 lead, but with 6:30 left, Dufour’s 2nd goal tied it up and forced OT. The Beavers outshot Bowling Green 48-34. Kyle Bauman had 2 assists.
Saturday…Bowling Green 2, Bemidji State 1
The Beavers scored first, just over 3 minutes into the game. Gerry Fitzgerald got the goal, with assists to Leo Fitzgerald and Zach Whitecloud. Bowling Green tied it up less than 2 minutes into the 2nd and got the game winner less than 4 minutes into the 3rd. The Beavers were outshot 32-26. Michael Bitzer was 30 of 32 in goal.
Bemidji State finishes the season 22-16-3.
Friday at Grand Prairie, TX…
Bemidji State 20, Arlington Baptist 7
Logan Reidel was 4/5 with a Homerun and 6 RBI. He scored 4 runs. Ryan Rumpca was 3/5 with a double, triple, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Mason Bellew went 3/4 with a triple, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Arlington Baptist 5, Bemidji State 3
Saturday at Grand Prairie, TX…
Arlington Baptist 2, Bemidji State 1
Terry Hadden took the loss, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs, neither earned, on 2 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts, while Noah Boser doubled and Nick Hovila went 2 for 3.
The Beavers are 2-6 and will continue their southern road trip Tuesday with a doubleheader in Claremont, OK against Rogers State.