Prep report: Greyhounds rout Lumberjacks in boys basketball

Nyakundi leads the way as Greyhounds improve to 8-7.

Kollin Bonneville dribbles towards the basket
Kollin Bonneville of Cloquet dribbles around Duluth East's Will Van Scoy during a game on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at East High School.
Jake Przytarski / Cloquet Pine Journal

DULUTH — Isaac Nyakundi poured in a game-high 27 points to help lead the Greyhounds to a 84-48 blowout victory over Cloquet on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at East High School. Michael Kastelic finished with 22 points and accounted for six of the team's 14 made field goals from beyond the arc. Jobe Juenneman added 12 points to round out the Greyhounds' double digit scorers.

Both were career highs.

The Lumberjacks struggled offensively in the loss as Caleb Hansen was the lone member of the team to reach double figures with 18 points. Conner Barney was held to just nine points after scoring 30 in the team's previous matchup against East.

Cloquet (9-6) will return home to take on Superior on Friday at 7:15 p.m., while East (8-7) travels to Coon Rapids for its next matchup on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Cherry 84, North Woods 59

Noah Asuma scored 28 points and Isaac Asuma added 23 to lead the Tigers to the road win.


Sam Serna added 19 points for Cherry (10-3).

Jared Chiabotti (12 points), Jonah Burnett (12), T.J. Chiabotti (10), Brendan Chiabotti (9) all scored at least nine points apiece for the Grizzlies (10-3).

Hermantown 90, Duluth Denfeld 54

Broc Sundland scored 24 points, Keaton Christianson had 21 points and they both hit six of the Hawks’ 18 3-pointers en route to the Lake Superior Conference road win.

Nathan Hills (12 points) and Payton Menzel (10) also scored in double figures for Hermantown (13-4).

Dane Dzuck had 20 points and Cameron Oliphant chipped in 11 points for the Hunters (2-14).


Virginia 84, Chisholm 62

Kelsey Squires scored 20 points and Rian Aune added 18 points as the host Blue Devils (9-8) pulled away from a 31-29 halftime lead by outscoring the Bluesteaks 53-33 the rest of the way.

Jordan Temple (16 points), Tresa Baumgard (14) and Olivia Hutchings (11) scored in double figures for Chisholm (14-3), which suffered only its third loss of the season.

Hermantown 73, Hibbing 46

The Hawks got a balanced effort and jumped out to a 41-19 halftime lead en route to the home win.


Six players scored in double figures for Hermantown (6-11): Liv Birkeland (13), Jessi Kukowski (12), Sahra Cornelius (12), Avery Farrell (11), Emma Herstad (11) annd Lauryn Biondi (10),

Rylie Forbord and Kate Toewe scored 13 points apiece and Reese Aune chipped in 11 for the Bluejackets (2-10).


Duluth Denfeld 7, International Falls 2

Simon Davidson had had two goals and an assist and Connor McClure a goal and two assists as the Hunters rolled to victory in International Falls.

Hermantown 6, East Grand Forks 2

Hermantown scored the first five goals, two by Max Plante, en route to a comfortable victory at Hermantown Arena.

Boys basketball
Cherry 84, North Woods 59
Duluth East 84, Cloquet 48
Eveleth-Gilbert 54, Two Harbors 53
Hermantown 90, Duluth Denfeld 54
Moose Lake-Willow River 53, Grand Rapids 36
Mountain Iron-Buhl 76, Eveleth-Gilbert 42
Northland-Remer 72, Cromwell-Wright 53
Superior 82, Hibbing 55
Solon Springs 78, Mercer 46

Girls basketball
Hermantown 73, Hibbing 46
Ladysmith 49, Northwestern 46
Virginia 84, Chisholm 62
Solon Springs 53, Mercer 38

Boys hockey
Hermantown 6, East Grand Forks 2
Duluth Denfeld 7, International Falls 2
Greenway 7, Lake of the Woods 0
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, Rock Ridge 0

Girls hockey
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 8, Rock Ridge 1
Hibbing/Chisholm 5, North Shore 1
Gentry Academy 6, Duluth Marshall 0


Boys swimming
Grand Rapids 104.5, Superior 65.5

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