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Bemidji HS boys basketball team looks to rebound in Duluth

The Bemidji boys basketball team will be seeking to rebound from their disappointing performance Tuesday at Thief River Falls where they blew a 16 point first half lead to fall 53-52. It dropped the team to 15-9.

The 52 points were the second fewest scored by the Jacks this year. Their low came in a 51-36 win over the Prowlers here.

With the game seemingly well in hand, Bemidji allowed TRF to score the final six points of the first half to trail by 10, then take the play away from Bemidji the entire second half before pulling out the win in the final second on two free throws.

Tonight's gamer will find the Trojans super charged in their final game in history.

Duluth is reducing its high school system from three to two next year with Denfeld and East remaining.

Ironically, Denfeld will move into the Central building for 2011 while Denfeld undergoes extensive remodeling.

The Trojans have struggled all year and are 5-19 beating Proctor twice and Denfeld, Blake and Marshall once. Many of their losses have been lopsided.

But emotion c an play a big part in a high school game and the Jacks need to be ready to play tonight.

Ryan Rude and Carey Woods will lead the attack as both approach the 400 point mark.

Czar Woods, Grant Richardson and Dan Frost will complete the starting five.

Josh Kane, Harley Kroening, Mitch Brown and Cody Rutledge are the first off the bench.

Rutledge's three point play with five seconds left gave Bemidji a brief 52-51 lead at TRF before Jordan Milks key rebound and two free throws won it.

The B Team brings a 16-8 mark to its finale.

The freshmen are 7-13 but 6-5 in their last 11 starts.