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Bemidji HS girls basketbal team finishes strong to beat Pequot Lakes

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The Bemidji girls basketball team started slowly but took control before halftime and went on to beat Pequot Lakes 71-53 Thursday on the Patriots court.

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It lifted Bemidji to 16-1 going into tomorrow afternoon's game with East Grand Forks. Pequot dropped to 15-5.

The home team led 19-15 midway through the opening period before Bemidji began asserting itself, moving to a 35-24 lead at the break.

It added seven more to the margin after the intermission.

Kayla Hirt hit 22 to reach 472 on the year. Kenzie Kane had 13 and Erika Weimann, Jess Yost and Megan Huseby 8 in a balanced attack.

Mattie and Emily Lueck, provided most of the Pequot scoring with 17 and 16. Kylie Beltz added nine.

Bemidji built the lead to 28 late in the game before going to the bench.

"We played just well enough to win," said Coach Rick Kehoe. "We will have to do better tomorrow, however."

The B Team snapped a five-game losing skid with a 51-49 decision, overcoming a 25-17 halftime deficit.

Caitlin Hadrava had 16 and Kellie Morehouse 12 to pace the win. The B Team is now 6-10.

There was no freshman game.

All three teams play tomorrow with the varsity game at 2:30.

BEMIDJI (71) Heisler 1 1-3 5 3; Hirt 10 2-2 3 22; Hendricks 3 1-2 2 7; Weimann 3 0-0 2 8; Huseby 3 1-1 3 8; Yost 3 2-3 0 8; Kane 3 6-6 0 13; Gilbertson 1 0-0 0 2; Erpelding 0 0-0 1 0; Monsrud 0 0-0 0 0; Sagedahl 0 0-0 0 0; Felling 0 0-0 0 0; Gangelhoff 0 0-0 0 0; Totals: 27 13-17 16 71

PEQUJOT LAKES (53) Beltz 2 5-11 1 9; M. Lueck 6 5-5 3 17; Noska 1 0-0 0 3; Thomas 0 0-0 1; 0; E. Lueck 6 2-3 0 3 16; Mott 3 1-1 0 7; Totals: 19 13-20 8 52

Three point field goals; Bemidji 4 (Weimann 2, Huseby, Kane) Pequot 2-E, Lueck 2

BEMIDJI B (51) Hadrava 16, Morehouse 12, Gronhovd 8, Monsrud 7, Sagedahl 4, Erpelding 2, Long 2; Treat, Muller, Williams 0

PEQUOT (49) Nelson 16, S. Johnson 11, J. Johnson 6, Maher 5, Kreitz 4, Rectkowski 2, Hayes 2, Mott 2, Clement 1

Halftime score; Pequot 25, Bemidji 17

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