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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls to Browerville in Cloquet finale

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CLOQUET — As has been the custom of late, the Bemidji girls basketball team spotted Browerville a 41-34 halftime lead and the Lumberjacks never recovered, as the Tigers thumped the Lumberjacks 88-56 Saturday in the second game of a weekend set in Cloquet.

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“We gave up 11 offensive rebounds and had 18 turnovers in the first half,” said BHS coach Rick Kehoe. “You can’t do that against a good team.”

Those mistakes hampered Bemidji’s offense and handed Browerville 29 extra possessions. And the Tigers (6-1) converted many of those opportunities into points.

“Friday against Watertown-Mayer we were in a game that we could have and probably should have won,” Kehoe said of the 54-48 loss. “But we missed some easy buckets and shot poorly from the free throw line. On Saturday we just gave up too many possessions and made only 10 of 20 free throws and against a good team you can’t do those things.”

Browerville had three players score 20 or more points while BHS was led by Casey Palmer who tallied 19. Alexa Greendahl added 11 points but no other Lumberjack contributed more than five points.

Bemidji (3-5) is off until Jan. 3 when it visits Detroit Lakes. The next day the Jacks will head east to Cloquet.

“Our job now is to regroup,” Kehoe said. ‘We have three practices next week before going to Detroit Lakes. We just have to keep working and improve each day.”

Bemidji (56): Ricci 1, 0-0, 2; Leif 1, 2-4, 4; Chadwick 1, 0-0, 3; Greendahl 5, 1-6, 11; Olson 2, 0-0, 5; LaRose 1, 0-0, 2; Woods 1, 2-2, 5; Sagedahl 0, 0-0, 0; Smith 0, 1-2, 1; Palmer 7, 4-4, 19; Holman 0, 0-2, 0; Colligan 2, 0-0, 4; Falldorf 0, 0-0, 0. Totals: 21, 10-20, 56

Browerville (88): Kellen 0, 1-2, 1; Kircher 4, 0-0, 9; Middendorf 1, 4-6, 6; Callahan 8, 3-4, 20; Knutson 2, 0-0, 6; Pearson 8, 4-4, 22; Buchta 10, 3-7, 24. Totals: 33, 15-23, 88

3-point FG: Bemidji 4 (Chadwick 1, Olson 1, Woods 1, Palmer 1); Browerville 7

Halftime: Browerville 41, Bemidji 34

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