Jonathan Jones scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute remaining in overtime to lift Duluth East to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Duluth Denfeld in high school boys hockey tonight at Heritage Center.
Jacob Eskola staked Denfeld (8-4-1) to the early lead with a goal in the second period before East (9-3-1) knotted it up later in the period on Ricky Lyle Jr.'s goal.
That's how it would stay through regulation as East held a 59-16 advantage in shots but couldn't muster a shot past the Hunters again until overtime.
"That's a typical rivalry game," said longtime Greyhounds coach Mike Randolph. "The place was jumping. The fans got their money's worth, I'll tell you that."
Superior 87, Duluth Marshall 55
Beau Severson scored 20 points and Mason Ackley added 18 to lead the Spartans to the Lake Superior Conference home victory.
Joey Barker (13 points) was also in double figures for Superior.
Samuel Lohn scored 16 points and Matthew Erickson and Felipe Rondon Munoz chipped in 13 apiece to lead the Hilltoppers (5-4).
Esko 49, Proctor 48
Bridget Yellin scored on a nice pass inside the lane with 26 seconds remaining to lift the Eskomos to the road win in a battle between two of the top teams in Section 7AA.
Junior guard Sam Parendo hit a baseline jumper with about 45 seconds remaining to give Proctor, which trailed 24-18 at the break, the lead in the final minute, but it was brief as Yellin provided the heroics.
Yellin, a 6-foot-1 senior center who scored her 1,000 point in the first half, finished with 15 points and Macy Sunnarborg added 12 points - all in the second half - to lead Esko (11-4), which won its seventh straight.
Morgan Nylund had 17 points and Sam Pogatchnik added 10 to lead the Rails (10-4), who had a good look in the final seconds but couldn't get it to drop.
Duluth Marshall 73, Bigfork 57
Sophomore guard Gianna Kneepkens poured in 40 points while hitting four 3-pointers to power the Hilltoppers to the home win.
Grace Kirk added 19 points for Duluth Marshall (8-2) while Kia Tower had 33 points for the Huskies (6-4).