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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls to STMA in section playoffs

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ST. MICHAEL — Top-seeded St. Michael Albertville ended Bemidji’s season Tuesday night, winning their Section 8-4A playoff opener 85-27.

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“They shot lights out,” BHS head coach said of the Knights, who made 32 field goals, 11 of them 3-pointers. “We couldn’t keep up with them.”

It’s the last game at the helm for Kehoe, who announced earlier this season he was stepping aside from the head coaching job after eight years at the helm for the Lumberjacks. That included a 2010 state tournament appearance.

“It’s tough to end on a game like this, but it was going to happen sooner or later,” Kehoe said.

On Tuesday, the Lumberjacks (5-21) hung with the Knights (21-4) for the first few minutes but St. Michael pulled away at the end of the half.

“It 18-6, 20-6 with eight minutes left,” he said. “We were down but we were playing pretty good defense.

“Then the next thing I know they’ve made a run and it’s 35-8 and 43-12 at halftime.”

The Knights outscored the Lumberjacks 42-15 in the second half to win big.

BHS didn’t have anyone in double figures. Cheyenne Woods led the team with five points.

STMA was led by Rae Johnson, who scored 22 points.

The Knights host Rogers in the Section 8-4A semifinals Friday.

St. Michael-Albertville 85, Bemidji 27

Bemidji (27) — Ricci 0 0-0 0; Chadwick 1 0-0 2; Greendahl 2 0-0 4; Olson 1 1-2 3; Colligan 1 0-0 2; Woods 2 0-0 5; Serratore 2 0-3 4; Sagedahl 0 0-0 0; Smith 0 0-0 0; Palmer 1 2-2 4; Falldorf 0 0-0 0; Hinrichs 0 0-0 0; Bieberdorf 0 3-4 3. Totals 10 6-11 27. Three-point goals — 1. Team Fouls 12.

St. Michael-Albertville (85) — Zezza 1 1-2 3; Brendefur 1 1-2 4; Johnson 11 0-0 22; Greer 2 202 6; Carpenter 1 0-0 3; Williams 1 0-0 3; Hansen 2 0-0 5; Walker 3 3-4 9; Tracy 4 0-0 9; Autio 6 1-1 15; Burns 2 2-3 6. Totals 32 10-14 85. Three-point goals — 11. Team Fouls — 11.

Halftime Score — STMA 43, BHS 12

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. 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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