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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls to Watertown-Mayer
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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

CLOQUET — Bemidji overcame a poor first half and played lock-down defense in the second half but it wasn’t enough to topple Watertown-Mayer Friday night in the Wood City Tournament in Cloquet, falling 54-48.

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The Lumberjacks (3-4) were outscored 45-23 in the first half but held the Royals (5-3) to just nine second-half points in a comeback attempt.

With just 2:30 to go in the game the Lumberjacks had cut the Royals’ lead to just 3, 49-46, but they got no closer.

“We couldn’t hit buckets,” BHS head coach Rick Kehoe said. “We missed a bunch of free throws down the stretch, too.”

The Lumberjacks went 9-for-16 (56 percent) from the line while the Royals were 12-for-21 (57 percent).

Kelsey Olson led BHS with 11 points while Alexa Greendahl and Casey Palmer also reached double figures with 10 apiece.

Kristen Klitzke led Watertown-Mayer with 20 points while Chelsea Wandersee added 14.

The Lumberjacks return to the court today for another tournament game against Browerville.

Watertown-Mayer 54, Bemidji 48

Bemidji (48) — Ricci 0 0-0 0; Leif 1 1-2 4; Chadwick 0 0-0 0; Greendahl 5 0-0 10; LaRose 1 1-2 4; Olson 4 1-4 11; Serratore 2 0-0 5; Woods 0 4-6 4; Palmer 4 2-2 10; Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 9-16 48.

Watertown-Mayer (54) — Anderson 1 0-1 2; Klitzke 4 7-10 20; Killian 1 3-4 6; Miller 3 2-4 8; Wandersee 5 0-0 14; Ylineimi 0 0-0 0; Lynch 0 0-2 0; Wiswell 0 0-0 0; Heldt 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 12-21 54.

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