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Bemidji HS boys basketball: Grand Rapids deals Jacks first loss of the season

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Bemidji Lumberjacks boys basketball team picked a poor night to have an off day and paid the penalty, falling at Grand Rapids 86-73 in a battle of unbeatens.

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It was the first Bemidji loss in five starts and the sixth straight win for the Thunderhawks.

"We didn't come to play at the start and Grand Rapids made us pay," said Coach Jeff Brown,

The Hawks rolled in 51 points in the first half to take a 51-40 lead and added two more points to the margin down the stretch,

Eric Stark led four players in double figures with 25, Kevin Rebbers added 16, Brian Akre 14 and Austin Pohlen 13.

Czar Woods had 17 for the Jacks with Ryan Rude and Carey Woods 16 and Mitch Brown 10.

The Rapids ended with five more field goals and three more free throws with each team draining six treys.

The Jacks are back at the Rapids to face DeLaSalle next Tuesday before playing at Brainerd the following night.

The Jacks B Team won 72-44 to reach 3-2. Ben Hengel hit 22 and Mitch Hendricks 13 to lead 12 players in the scoring column.

The freshmen fell 44-32 to drop to 0-3. Nick Hovila's 10 was tops.

BEMIDJI (73) Rude 5 5-6 2 16; Frost 4 0-0 3 9; Richardson 1 0-0 3 2; Czar Woods 6 3-3 3 17; Carey Woods 6 3-3 3 16; Kroening 1 0-0 1 2; Kane 0 1-2 2 1; Brown 3 3-6 4 10; Rutledge 0 0-0 1 0;pDeclusin 0 0 -0 1 0;Totals: 26 15-20 23 73

GRAND RAPIDS (86) Stark 9 4-4 3 25; Akre 6 2-6 1 14; Rebbers 7 2-2 2 16; Johnson 2 0-2 4 6; Wilde 1 2-2 1 4; Bibeau 0 0-0 1 0; Pohlen 2 8-10 5 13; Sutherland 4 0-0 1 8; Flood 0 0-1 0 0; Totals: 31 18-27-18 86

Three point field goals; Bemidji 6 (Czar Woods 2, Carey Woods, Rude, Frost, Brown 1) GR (6 (r Stark 3, Johnson 2, Pohlen 1)

Halftime score; Grand Rapids 51, Bemidji 40

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BEMIDJI B (72) Hengel 22, Hendricks 13, Declusin 8, Rutledge 5, Vonasek 4, Fraley 4, Sullivan 4, Fodness 3, Baker 3, Cervenka 2, Supalla 2, Bellew 2, Berndt 0. Mills 0

GRAND RAPIDS: Bender 14, Gilbert 7, Brewer 6, Leslie 3, McClure 3, Hakala 2

Halftime score; Bemidji 33, Grand Rapids 14

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BEMIDJI C (32) Hovila 10. Fairbanks 8, Seado 7, Baumgartner 3, Kroening 2, McNallan 1, Huseby 1, Theisen, Spangler, Misco 0

GRAND RAPIDS (44) Illkikainen 25, Daigle 10, Pohlen 4, Burnette 3, Smokrvich 2

Halftime score: Grand Rapids 20, Bemidji 15

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