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Girls basketball: Cloquet tops Bombers

Cloquet's Jessica Liang makes a layup past the defense of Barnum's Makenzee Schleret on Monday, Jan. 28. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal1 / 3
Cloquet girls basketball coach Heather Young talks to players during a timeout in Barnum. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal2 / 3
Cloquet's Allie Wojtysiak scores two of her game-high 21 points in front of Barnum's Mallory Agurkis on Monday, Jan. 28. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal3 / 3

Cloquet senior Allie Wotysiak scored 21 points as the Lumberjacks overcame a slow start to top Barnum 66-51 on Monday, Jan. 28, in Barnum.

Slow starts have been a problem for Cloquet throughout the season. The team has had to make several second-half comebacks and Monday was no different.

The Lumberjacks trailed the Bombers 28-25 at the half, but caught fire in the second half. The team scored 41 second half points, led by seniors Wotysiak and Kendra Kelley.

Kelly scored 17 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers in the effort.

Barnum was led by senior Mallory Agurkis, who scored 18 points on 6 3-pointers against Cloquet.

Cloquet (11-7) is next scheduled to play Hibbing at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Cloquet. Barnum (9-8) is scheduled to play Crosby-Ironton at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Barnum.

Cloquet 25-41—66

Barnum 28-23—51

Cloquet — Allie Wojtysiak 21, Kendra Kelley 17, Maddie Young 12, Kate Owens 6, Alexa Snesrud 4, Olivia Diver 4, Jessica Liang 2. Totals 30 4-9 66.

3-point goals — Kelley 2.

Barnum — Mallory Agurkis 18, Kendal Miletich 15, Allison Marine 12, Reese Miletich 6. Totals 19 3-5 51.

3-point goals — Agurkis 6, K. Miletich 4.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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