Hermantown scored the final three goals to break a tie game and go on to a Lake Superior Conference-clinching 5-2 boys hockey home victory over Superior on Friday night.

The second-ranked Hawks (18-1-4 overall, 5-0 LSC) wrapped up a perfect conference season after sharing the title with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton a year ago.



Spartan hockey teams come up short



Greenway 6, St. Paul Johnson 3

The visiting Raiders scored five times in the third period, including three by Ben Troumbly, to upend the Governors in nonconference action.

Grand Rapids 3, White Bear Lake 1

Braden Holcomb had a goal and two assists while goaltender Carter Clafton totaled 21 saves in the Thunderhawks’ home win.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cromwell-Wright 66, Silver Bay 58

Micah Pocernich torched the host Mariners for 38 points and made seven 3-pointers in the Cardinals’ Polar League win.

MIB 95, LCA 58

Asher Zubich scored a game-high 32 points to key the Rangers’ rout of Lakeview Christian Academy at Cotton High School.

Lance Puffer’s 23 points for the Lions gave him more than 1,000 for his career.

Fond du Lac 80, Hope Academy 78

Simone LaPrairie hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Ogichidaag to the win in Cloquet.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Duluth Marshall 81, Roseau 61

Gianna Kneepkens scored 34 points and Grace Kirk added 32 as the host Hilltoppers cruised past the Rams in nonconference play.

The pair combined for 11 of Marshall’s 13 3-pointers.



Northwestern girls take over first place