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Brainerd turns back BHS girls
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Brainerd Warriors clamped Bemidji with 10 points in the first half Tuesday night to hand the girls' cagers a 51-39 setback at the high school gymnasium.

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Bemidji played the Warriors even through the second half, finally cutting the margin to six in the late going but came no c loser.

Bemidji managed a woeful shooting display in the first 18 minutes hitting only four field goals in the entire first half to trail 22-10. Only some fine defense kept the spread from being wider.

The winners unleashed a flurry of treys against the Bemidji zone to score 14 straight points over a six minute period and take a 1`7-2 lead.

Megan Bates drained two long range shots and Kayla Huether two more.

Bemidji finally ended the string with a trey by Liz Judkins, only the second basket of the night.

Ashley Hirt hit in the lane to slice the lead to 17-7 but the Warriors moved back in front by 12 at halftime.

Bates had 10 at this point. Judkins' five led Bemidji.

Brainerd came out strong to start the second half and moved ahead 31-18 when Bemidji switched to a full court man to man press and began to make some inroads.

Midway through the stanza, it ran 12 straight points and suddenly was within reach down 37-30.

A late trey from Ashley Erickson brought Bemidji to within 41-35 with three minutes left to play but that was as close as it would come.

Several missed shots and a pair of costly turnovers down the stretch enabled the Warriors to regain a 10 point margin and eventually win by 12.

Bates ended with 20 and Huether with 10.

Brianna Pfremmer hit 12 for Bemidji, the only player in double figures. No one else topped six.

Brainerd lifted its record to 8-4 and dropped Bemidji to 6-7.

Things get no easier Thursday when Bemidji hosts powerful Moorhead at 7:30. It entertains Sauk Rapids Saturday at 1 in the opener of a girls-boys double header.

Brainerd led the rebounding 36-28 with Karly Barron claiming eight and Huether seven. Pfremmer cleared eight for Bemidji.

Brainerd had 19 turnovers and Bemidji 17.

The freshmen reached 9-0 with a hard fought 51-39 decision drawing away after halftime.

Kayla Hirt hit 12 and Abby Hendricks 10 to lead seven players in the scoring column. Taylor Headlee's seven paced Brainerd.

Brainerd won the B Team game, details of which were not available.

BEMIDJI (39) Judkins 2 0-0 0 5; Erickson 2 0-2 4 6; Pfremmer 5 2-5 3 12; Gauwitz 2 1-2 2 5; Claypool 0 1-2 2 1; Larson 0 3-4 1 3; Nelson 2 1-1 2 5; Hirt 1 0-0 2 2; Totals: 14 8-16 15 39

BRAINERD (51) b Neugebauer 3 1-1 2 7; Bates 8 2-2 4 20; Barron 2 1-2 4 5; Huether 2 4-4 2 10; Theising 1 0-0 2 2; Marotl 0 0-0 0 0; Butler 2 1-2 4 7; Ahlberg 0 0-0 0; Totals:18 9-13 19 51

Three point field goals; Bemidji 3 (Erickson 2, Judkins); Brainerd 6 (Bates 2, Huether 2, Butler 2)

Halftime score; Brainerd 22, Bemidji 10

Rebounds: Bemidji 28, Brainerd 36

Turnovers: Bemidji 17, Brainerd 19

C Team Game

BEMIDJI (51) Hirt 12, Hendricks 10, Gangelhoff 9, Weimann 8, Heisler 7, Zastrow 3, Huseby 2, Gilbertson, Verchota, Johnson, Feliing, Julin 0; Totals: 20 10-16-9 51

BRAINERD (30) Headlee 7, Maybon 6, Hrobsky 5, Rahto 5, Southard 4, Sauer 3, Hettver, Defour, Kletscher, Rabos 0;  Totals: 12 6-11 14

Three point field goal: Weimann

Halftime score: Bemidji 20, Brainerd 14

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