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Bemidji HS girls basketball: Offense fizzles out in loss to West Fargo

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The offensive problems continued for the Bemidji girls basketball team Friday as the Lumberjacks scored only 39 points in a 71-39 loss at West Fargo.

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"We didn't shoot well again," said BHS coach Rick Kehoe whose team dropped to 4-11. "West Fargo is a nice team,the best team we have faced all season, and the bottom line is they hit their shots and we didn't."

The outcome was decided in the opening half as BHS converted only six of its

26 field goal attempts and trailed 35-17 at intermission. Kellie Morehouse, Cheyenne Woods and Jess Yost each scored four points in the opening stanza while Caitlin Hadrava had three and Maren Erpelding two.

The Packers hit only 10 of their 33 shots but they converted 13 of 15 from the free throw line. By game's end the Packers drained 26 of 32 free throws while Bemidji hit six of 10.

"West Fargo was quick, fast, athletic and strong and they got to the free throw line 32 times," Kehoe said. "We made it there only 10 times but we didn't deserve to get there any more often.

"They were aggressive and attacked while we sat on our heels."

The home team opened with a 5-0 lead and expanded the margin to 8-2 less than three minutes into the contest. The Lumberjacks closed to within 12-8 when Erpelding scored on a drive but West Fargo answered with a 7-0 run to forge a

19-8 advantage.

Another 7-0 spurt late in the half upped the lead to 30-14 and BHS never seriously threatened again.

Yost finished with 13 points to lead Bemdiji and Woods scored eight. No other Lumberjack had more than five.

The Lumberjacks will try to snap their four-game losing streak toady when they visit Thief River Falls for a 3 p.m. game. Bemdiji's next home appearance is Tuesday against Moorhead.

Bemidji (39): Erpelding 1, 0-0, 2; Monsrud 0, 0-0, 0; Myhra 0, 0-0, 0; Steever 1, 0-0, 2; Sagedahl 0, 0-0, 0; Treat 1, 0-0, 3; Yost 5, 3-4, 13; Woods 3, 2-2, 8; Morehouse 2, 0-0, 4; Gronhovd 1, 0-0, 2; Hadrava 2, 1-2, 5; Lusby 0, 0-2, 0. Totals: 16, 6-10, 39 West Fargo (71): Holland 3, 12-14, 18; Baltezore 2, 2-2, 7; Krogh 4, 0-0, 8; Schnepf 2, 0-1, 4; Gooding 1, 0-0, 2; Lennon 2, 5-6, 10; Hummel 1, 1-2, 3; Nelson 2, 2-2, 6; Miller 4, 0-0, 9; Thorson 0, 4-5, 4. Totals: 21, 26-32, 71

Fouls: Bemidji 19, West Fargo 14

Halftime: West Fargo 35, Bemidji 17

Junior Varsity

Bemidji (30): Bardwell 1, 0-0, 2; Mart 1, 0-0, 2; Myhra 1, 0-0, 3; Treat 1, 0- 0, 2; Morehouse 5, 2-4, 12; Gronhovd 1, 1-2, 3; Lusby 1, 2-2, 4; Long 1, 0-0, 2; Honing 0, 0-0, 0. Totals: 12, 5-8,30 West Fargo (66): Plehal 2, 1-2,5; Leven 4, 0-0, 8; Gooding 6, 0-0, 12; Krogh 1, 0-0, 20; Perry 1, 0-0, 3; Woodbury 7, 0-0, 14; Albert 2, 0-0, 4. Totals:

32, 1-2, 66

Fouls: Bemidji 5, West Fargo 9

Halftime: West Fargo 38, Bemidji 10.

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