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BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji lets lead slip, falls to Fargo South 76-72

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FARGO – Once again, Bemidji had trouble closing out a close game.

Despite leading by five at halftime, the Lumberjacks couldn’t seal the deal and lost to Fargo South 76-72 Saturday afternoon.

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“It’s a classic example of a close game where the team that makes the fewest mistakes wins,” BHS head coach Dan Ninham said. “We made more mistakes than they did and they beat us.”

The Lumberjacks (1-12) brought a 39-34 lead into halftime.

But the Bruins (6-3) battled back, eventually overtaking the Lumberjacks 78-72.

South’s Colton Lloyd led all scorers in the game with 21 points, while Bemidji’s Jeremiah Huseby scored 20 points to lead the Lumberjacks. Richard Seado scored 15, James Hendricks 13 and Connor McNallan added 10 for BHS.

The Lumberjacks return to action Thursday when they’ll host Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m.

Bemidji (72) – Baumgartner 4 0-0 8; McNallan 4 2-4 10; Strong 0 0-0 0; Ingalls 1 0-0 2; Seado 5 3-4 15; Hendricks 4 2-2 13; Bruns 0 0-0 0; Huseby 9 1-2 20; Misco 2 0-0 4. Totals 29 8-12 72.

Fargo South (76) – C.Lloyd 9 2-5 21; P.Lloyd 3 2-5 8; Doss 1 0-0 3; Green 3 0-1 6; Schweitzen 2 0-0 4; Kellen 8 0-0 16; Gardner 2 0-0 4; Fahrman 6 2-5 14. Totals 34 6-16 67.

3-point goals – Bemidji 6, Fargo South 2.

Halftime Score – Bemidji 39, Fargo South 34.

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Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at http://thebeaverblog.areavoices.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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