Esko girls fall to defending champsRebekah Dahlman scored 29 of her 40 points in the second half to lead second-ranked Braham to a come-from-behind 56-54 nonconference victory over Esko on Tuesday night, handing the No. 4 Eskomos their first loss of the high school girls basketball season.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Rebekah Dahlman scored 29 of her 40 points in the second half to lead second-ranked Braham to a come-from-behind 56-54 nonconference victory over Esko on Tuesday night, handing the No. 4 Eskomos their first loss of the high school girls basketball season.
Defending Class AA champion Braham (10-1), which had its 20-game winning streak end last week vs. Irondale, trailed 27-19 at halftime before Dahlman put on a clinic. The junior guard ranks sixth in state history with more than 3,200 career points.
Savanna Trapp led Esko (8-1) with 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Duluth East 65, Cambridge-Isanti 55
Alex Freeman scored 23 points and Elena Lushine grabbed 15 rebounds as the host Greyhounds improved to 7-3 heading into a meeting at second-ranked Edina on Friday.
Barnum 57, Floodwood 37
Four players scored in double figures, led by Claudia Turner’s 17, as the Bombers (9-2, 4-0) overcame a shaky first half to win their 43rd consecutive Polar League home game.
Cloquet 49, Duluth Denfeld 46
The host Lumberjacks (4-6, 1-2) held on to win their first Lake Superior Conference game of the season.
Lakeview Christian Academy 94, Northwestern 79
Anders Broman scored 43 points to lead the fifth-ranked Lions (8-1) to the win in their first “home” game at Reif Gym and move into eighth place in Minnesota career scoring.
Broman added 12 rebounds, eight assists and six steals while passing Minnesota Transitions’ Kyle Noreen with 2,896 career points. He’s 65 from passing Duluth East’s Cory Johnson into second place all-time among Northeastern Minnesota players.
Superior 64, Hermantown 53
Erick Tunell had 21 points as the Spartans (6-3, 3-1) took over first place in the LSC with the road victory.
Chisholm 64, Proctor 53
Aden Casey scored 31 points and made four 3-pointers as the visiting Bluestreaks won the nonconference matchup, giving longtime coach Bob McDonald his 975th career victory.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 6, Virginia-MIB 3
Karson Kuhlman and Beau Michaud each scored two goals and the visiting Lumberjacks had three power-play tallies and another shorthanded to win the nonconference game.
Kuhlman now has 16 goals for CEC (10-4).
Superior 13, Proctor 0
Caleb Dushkin, Daniel Litchke and Nolan Holcombe scored two goals apiece to pace the Spartans to the easy LSC win at Wessman Arena.
Duluth Marshall 9, Greenway 0
Judd Peterson netted a hat trick to give him 26 goals this season as the seventh-ranked Hilltoppers won the nonconference game at Coleraine.
Marshall improved to 9-4 heading into Thursday’s key LSC meeting against Hermantown.
Duluth 3, Proctor-Hermantown 0
Nikki Logergren and Claudia Gagnon scored had power-play goals and Megan Hansen stopped 27 shots for the Northern Stars in the LSC win at Hermantown.