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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Otters knock off Bemidji in 8-3A semis

MOORHEAD -- The Bemidji High School girls basketball team couldn’t pull off an upset Saturday night, falling 68-38 to second-seeded Fergus Falls in the Section 8-3A semifinals in Moorhead.

The Otters (22-4) doubled up the third-seeded Lumberjacks in the first half, and BHS was in a 32-16 hole by the break.

Fergus Falls continued to build its lead after halftime, as well, outscoring Bemidji by 14 en route to the 30-point win.

Mackenzie Nicklason led the Jacks with 11 points in her final career game, while Rumer Flatness and Lindsey Hildenbrand each added another eight points. Ellie Colbeck finished with a game-high 20 points for the Otters.

Bemidji finishes the season at 16-11 and graduates four seniors in Allison Beard, Rebecca Matheney, Flatness and Nicklason.

No. 2 Fergus Falls 68, No. 3 Bemidji 38

BHS 16 22 -- 38

FF 32 36 -- 68

BEMIDJI (16-11) -- Nicklason 11, R. Flatness 8, Hildenbrand 8, Alto 7, Hofstad 2, J. Jones 2.

FERGUS FALLS (22-4) -- Colbeck 20, L. Pearson 14, Fronning 13, Evavold 6, Ratz 6, Davis 4, Norgard 2, P. Pearson 2, Kaliher 1.