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By Michael Barrett

Slow start, but Red Lake advances with 85-49 win over Mahnomen - P31


April 25, 2017

Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #9 Mahnomen 49 vs. #1 Red Lake 85

The Red Lake Warriors overcame a slow start to advance in the East Sub-Section 8A Tournament Thursday night at Bemidji State.

The Mahnomen Indians jumped out to an early lead as Red Lake didn't score their first points of the game until 14:26 remined in the first half.

Mahnomen held a 20-16 lead with 5:54 remaining in the first half but that's when Red Lake started to put things together. With the score tied at 22-22, the Warriors went on a 20-0 run and took command of the game.

Red Lake led 42-25 at halftime as they improved their overall record to 22-4 and picked up their eighth win in their last nine games.

Jamie Cook hit five three pointers for the Warriors and led all scorers in the game with 23 points. Robert Beaulieu added 18 points and Rob McClain 17 points for Red Lake.

Jon Starkey led Mahnomen with 14 points as the Indians end their season with an overall record of 4-20. It was the second time the two teams had met with Red Lake winning 102-59 on January 16th at Red Lake.

Red Lake will now face the Fosston Greyhounds in the Sub-Section semifinals on Saturday, March 11th in Thief River Falls (12:00 noon on 96.7 FM & 106.5 FM). Red Lake defeated Fosston 75-55 on December 3rd at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

RED LAKE: (22-4)

16 turnovers

2-7 at the free throw line

41 rebounds

13 fouls

Jamie Cook 23 points (5 three pointers)

Robert Beaulieu 18 points (2 three pointers)/8 rebounds

Rob McClain17 points/14 rebounds/3 blocked shots

Will Morrison 8 points

Brady Cook 6 points

Frank Papasodora 3 points/4 rebounds

Anthony Beaulieu 2 points/6 rebounds

Donovan Sather 2 points

David Smith 2 points Doug Dudley 2 points

MAHNOMEN: (4-20)

28 turnovers

5-9 at the free throw line

27 rebounds

10 fouls

Jon Starkey 14 points (2 three pointers)

Buster Walker 11 points/10 rebounds

Lucas Clark-Burnette 10 points

Brian Schoenborn 7 points/4 rebounds

Sonny Wadena 3 points/6 rebounds

Logan Kettner 2 points

Kim DeLacruz 2 points

In other Section 8A Action

Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #5 Northome/Kelliher 51 vs. #4 Fosston 71

The Fosston Greyhounds closed the regular season against Northome/Kelliher and opened the post season against the same Mustang team. It was the same result Thursday night as Fosston beat Northome/Kelliher for the second time in two weeks. Despite a two week layoff, the Greyhounds put together one of their best overall performances of the season on Thursday night at Bemidji State University. Jesse Sather led Fosston with 22 points as the Greyhounds improved their overall record to 17-10. The final shot Sather attempted was a three pointer that found the mark and gave Jesse his 1,000th career point. The Greyhounds led 45-27 at halftime and led by as many as thirty points in the second half. Dylan Albrecht led Northome/Kelliher with 11 points as the Mustangs end their season with an overall record of 15-12. Fosston will now face Red Lake in the East Sub-Section 8A semifinals on Saturday, March 11th at Thief River Falls (12:00 noon on 96.7 FM and 106.5 FM). Red Lake defeated Fosston 75-55 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on December 3rd in what was Fosston's first game of the season.

FOSSTON: (17-10) 13 turnovers 11-14 at the free throw line 33 rebounds 15 fouls Jesse Sather 22 points (5 three pointers)/4 rebounds (scored his 1,000 the careeer point) Karsten Broadley 16 points/6 rebounds Jason Voxland 8 points/9 rebounds Hunter Kroening 8 points/6-6 at the free throw line Brett Sundquist 7 points Brock Hemmesh 4 points Treydan Carlson 4 points/3 rebounds Austin Schmidt 2 points

NORTHOME/KELLIHER: (15-12) 18 turnovers 8-13 at the free throw line 28 rebounds 12 fouls Dylan Albrecht 11 points/5 rebounds Johnathan Weidenborner 10 points/6 rebounds Trevor Poxleitner 9 points/5 rebounds Adnew Stueven 6 points/4-4 at the free throw line Todd Stillday 5 points/5 rebounds Titus Forseen 3 points (three pointer) Christopher Rieger 3 points (three pointer) Mason Johnson 2 points Conner Rennemo 2 points

Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #7 Clearbrook/Gonvick 72 vs. #2 Cass Lake-Bena 100

Cass Lake/Bena outscored Clearbrook/Gonvick 56-29 in the second half enabling them to run away with this one, after only a one point lead at halftime 44-43. The Bears came out aggressive on both sides of the ball in the first half, but all of that went south in the final eighteen minutes. Only committing eight turnovers in the first half, the Bears would be at that mark within the first three minutes of the second half. That long with increase energy on the Panthers' side led to a disasterous end to the game for the Bears.

Cass Lake/Bena was 8-11 from the free throw line, had 35 rebounds, 17 steals and 12 turnovers

Arnold Kingbird 24 points, five rebounds, five steals

Jarell Jacobs 15 points, five rebounds

Noah DeLapaz 15 points

Ethan Brown & Jared Brown each with 12 points

Panthers improve to 20-7 with the win.

Clearbrook/Gonvick 9-17 from the line, had 31 rebounds, eight steals, 30 turnovers

Nathanael Dahl 23 points, eight rebounds

Trevor Rogstad 18 points (5 threes), three rebounds

Tristan Bakke nine points, nine rebounds, three steals

Ethan Dorman eight points

Bears end their year 9-18 with the loss, graduating four: Dahl, Andrew Barrett, Rogstad & Tristan Bakke.

Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #6 Blackduck 39 vs. #3 Win-E-Mac 74

Win-E-Mac dominated right from the start and never allowed Blackduck an opportunity to make a run. Defense, patience, capitalizing on turnovers & a balanced attack led the Patriots to the next round on Saturday.

Win-E-Mac was 12-25 from the free throw line, had 39 rebounds, 17 steals, 18 turnovers

Mikah Olson 18 points (4 threes), three rebounds, three steals

Alec Kiecker 14 points, five rebounds, eight steals

Brekken Lindberg 13 points, seven rebounds

Hunter Chaput six points, eight rebounds, two steals

Marcos Lopez eight points, six rebounds, two steals

Kolton Stuhaug five points, six rebounds

Patriots improve to 22-6 with the win.

Blackduck 6-14 from the free throw line, had 26 rebounds, nine steals, 27 turnovers

Isaac Volk 15 points (3-3 FTs), nine rebounds

Zach Rowe eight points

Ian Cease five points, six rebounds, three steals

Drakes end their season 6-12 graduating two: Volk & Cease

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