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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Greyhounds swipe 52-46 win from Bemidji in 2nd half

An offense gone cold was the culprit for the Bemidji High School girls basketball team on Thursday.

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DULUTH -- An offense gone cold was the culprit for the Bemidji High School girls basketball team on Thursday.

The Lumberjacks held an eight-point halftime lead at Duluth East, but it withered away into a 52-46 loss by the end of the night.

BHS held a 28-20 advantage by the intermission, spearheaded by Jackie Johnson’s trio of 3-pointers and 11 points. Yet Bemidji (4-8) made just seven field goals in the second half, which allowed the Greyhounds (8-10) a 32-18 advantage in the frame.

Johnson finished with 14 points on the day, while Marlee Bieber pitched in eight.

Macey DeRosier and Ashlynne Guenther shared the team lead for Duluth East with 13 points apiece.

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The Jacks next host Hibbing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the BHS Gymnasium.

Duluth East 52, Bemidji 46

BHS 28 18 -- 46

DE 20 32 -- 52

BEMIDJI (4-8) -- Johnson 14, M. Bieber 8, Bolte 7, Hildenbrand 7, Pemberton 6, Milbrandt 2, Peterson 2.

DULUTH EAST (8-10) -- DeRosier 13, Guenther 13, Hagen 12, Stevens 9, Zwak 5.

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