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DL Girls Basketball - Lakers play Bemidji down to the wire

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The focused goal of stopping Bemidji senior forward Jess Yost was met by the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team, but the end result still wasn't to their liking.

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The Lumberjacks (4-8) were able to pick up more spread out scoring, after Yost was held to six points -- which is 12 points off her season average -- by pulling out a 46-40 win over the Lakers Friday in Bemidji.

The DL defense was able to keep the game close throughout, with the game tied 38-38 with five minutes left in the game.

But the Lakers went cold from the field, shooting 1-13, as Bemidji outscored them 8-2 down the stretch.

"We focused on Yost with our team defense and did a super job," said DL head coach Mike Hoganson. "Brooke Olson had a breakout game with 10 points and Kyle Foster really played a solid floor game, leading the way with five assists and only one turnover."

Senior guard Karli Kerzman also had 10 points, with a trio of three-pointers, while sophomore forward Shay Nielsen contributed nine points.

Bemidji's Dani Grohovd led her team with 11 points, while Kelsey Olson added eight.

The loss drops the Lakers to 3-9 on the season and they will face Pelican Rapids (9-1) Saturday on the road, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Bemidji, Friday, Jan. 4.

Lakers 21 19 - 40

Lumberjacks 22 24 - 46

Scoring (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) -- DL: Kyley Foster 1-0-1-2-3; Hailey Jorgenson 1-0-0-0-2; Marissa Bridgeman 1-0-0-0-2; Shay Nielsen 3-03-4-9; Trisa Hutchinson 2-0-0-0-4; Karli Kerzman 0-3-1-2-10; Brooke Olson 5-0-0-0-10. TOTAL: 13-3-5-8-40.

Bem: Jessa Lusby 2-1-0-1-7; Suzanne Myhra 1-0-0-0-2; Kelsey Olson 4-0-0-0-8; Alexa Greendahl 3-0-0-0-6; Jess Yost 2-0-1-2-5; Dani Grohovd 1-2-3-4-11; Casey Palmer 2-0-1-2-5; Greta Steever 1-0-0-0-2. TOTAL: 16-3-5-9-46.

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