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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji hangs with Sabres for a half, but falls away in 2nd

The Lumberjacks trailed the Sabres by just five points at halftime, staying attached alongside Sartell-St. Stephen’s potent offense. That dangerous group found another gear in the second half, though, and Bemidji ultimately fell 65-45.

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SARTELL – The Bemidji High School girls basketball team made it a game early on against Sartell-St. Stephen on Monday in Sartell.

The Lumberjacks trailed the Sabres by just five points at halftime, staying attached alongside Sartell-St. Stephen’s potent offense. That dangerous group found another gear in the second half, though, and Bemidji ultimately fell 65-45.

The Jacks put forth a strong defensive showing in the first half, holding the Sabres to 29 points while scoring 24 themselves. They remained in the game early in the second half, but Sartell-St. Stephen eventually pulled away, scoring 36 points in the frame.

“We had a fantastic first half,” BHS head coach Darin Schultz said. “Battled defensively, and (it) was a good back-and-forth game.”

Beth Bolte led the Lumberjacks in scoring with 13 points, followed by Katey Milbrandt with 12. Brynn Peterson pitched in seven points and Kate Corradi compiled five.

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Avery Templin totaled 25 points to lead the Sabres (1-0), while Chloe Turner poured in 14.

Now 1-1 this season after playing two games in three days, Bemidji gets over a week to practice before returning to the court against Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the BHS Gymnasium.

Sartell-St. Stephen 65, Bemidji 45 

BHS 24 21 -- 45

SSS 29 36 -- 65

BEMIDJI -- Bolte 13, Milbrandt 12, Peterson 7, Corradi 5, Vincent 4, Zetah-Cornelius 4.

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN -- Templin 25, Turner 14, McClure 9, E. Crandall 7, Gack 4, Gainsforth 3, Geiger 3.

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