Prep report: Pioro stars in Proctor boys basketball victory

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John Pioro recorded a triple-double as Proctor downed Cloquet 71-63 in a Lake Superior Conference high school boys basketball game Tuesday night in Proctor.

Pioro scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished off 10 assists for the Rails.

Teammate Brody Eldien added 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Cromwell-Wright 91,
East Central 60

Marcus Pocernich totaled 32 points to lead the Cardinals to the nonconference home win.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grand Rapids 62, Brainerd 60

Heaven Hamling was fouled inexplicably at halfcourt with 1.2 seconds remaining and sank two free throws to give the Thunderhawks the road win.

Hamling scored a game-high 21 points and teammate Meara Beighley added 17.

Proctor 49, Cloquet 29

The host Rails used a stingy defense to win the LSC game.

Proctor outscored Cloquet 24-11 in the second half to pull away from a seven-point halftime lead.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Duluth Marshall 6,
Eveleth-Gilbert Area 1

Gracie Thomas scored two goals and Carissa Mudrak made 21 saves as the Hilltoppers won the nonconference game at Mars Lakeview Arena.