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Prep report: Marshall bottles up East in girls basketball

Grace Kirk scored 23 points and Gianna Kneepkens added 20 to propel Duluth Marshall to a 52-33 home win over Duluth East in a high school girls basketball game Friday night.

Kirk knocked down a trio of 3-pointers for Marshall, which rode its strong defense to a 28-13 halftime lead.

Anna Libbon's nine points paced the Greyhounds.

Cherry 67, Proctor 60

The Rails had their three-game winning streak snapped at Cherry.

Kaelynn Kudis totaled 18 points to lead the balanced Tigers, whose Lauren Staples added 17 points and Jessalyn Schroetter had 15.

Sam Pogatchnik scored 22 points for Proctor, which made just four of its 22 3-point attempts.

Grand Rapids 69,

East Grand Forks 53

Leading just 28-26 after a defensive first half, the Thunderhawks turned it on and raced past the host Green Wave.

Heaven Hamling made five 3-pointers and led all scorers with 26 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North Woods 77, MIB 38

Brendan Parson buried four 3-pointers and scored 18 points, while Tate Olson connected on five long-range tries and poured in 17 points to highlight the top-ranked Grizzlies' win in Cook.

Undefeated North Woods meets Class A No. 3 Nevis at 1 p.m. today at Duluth East High School in the Martin Luther King Classic.

BOYS HOCKEY

CEC 4, Eden Prairie 3

The visiting Lumberjacks knocked off their second ranked opponent of the week as Landon Langenbrunner scored a pair of goals against the No. 14 Eagles.

Dane Stoyanoff chipped in a goal and assist for No. 16 CEC, which doubled up eighth-ranked Duluth Marshall 4-2 on Tuesday.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Hibbing-Chisholm 9,

Crookston 1

Allie Bussey collected a hat trick to go with two assists in the Bluejackets' easy nonconference win at home.

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