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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls at Fergus in regular-season finale

Next up for BHS is the Section 8-4A Tournament. Bemidji will either begin competition during the play-in round at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, or the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Both games will be at the high seed, and seeding is to be determined.

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FERGUS FALLS – The Bemidji High School girls basketball team ended its regular season with a lopsided loss to Fergus Falls on Thursday in Fergus.

The Jacks found choppy waters against the Otters, especially in the first half, and dropped a 81-50 decision.

Fergus Falls (18-5) took control of the game early, outscoring Bemidji (11-14) by 30 in a 53-23 first half. Though the Lumberjacks kept it close in a 28-27 second half, the damage was already done.

Jackie Johnson led the way for the Jacks with 16 points, with Jody Pemberton chipping in eight. Ellie Colbeck powered the Otters with 27 points, while Tori Ratz contributed 20.

Next up for BHS is the Section 8-4A Tournament. Bemidji will either begin competition during the play-in round on Tuesday, March 1, or the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 3. Both games will be at the high seed, and seeding is to be determined.

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Fergus Falls 81, Bemidji 50

BHS 23 27 -- 50

FF 53 28 -- 81

BEMIDJI (11-14) -- Johnson 16, Jod. Pemberton 8, Milbrandt 7, Bolte 5, Jor. Pemberton 5, Lish 3, G. Bieber 2, Hildenbrand 2, Leeper 2.

FERGUS FALLS (18-5) -- Colbeck 27, Ratz 20, Braeger 6, Hansen 6, Polejewski 6, Sternberg 6, Hajicek 4, Anderson 2, Budke 2, Lockett 2.

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