Hermantown used a suffocating defense to hold second-ranked Proctor to 14 second-half points en route to a 47-32 victory Saturday during Lake Superior Conference Day at Cloquet.

The game was tied 18-18 at halftime before the Hawks (5-0) pulled away.

Elly Schmitz scored a game-high 26 points and the Hawks held Bemidji State-bound Sam Pogatchnik to a single point and the entire Rails team to 10 field goals and 2-for-19 shooting from 3-point range.

Duluth Marshall 71, Ashland 39

Gianna Kneepkens scored 30 points and hit five 3-pointers to key the fourth-ranked Hilltoppers’ win over the Oredockers at LSC Day in Cloquet.

Grace Kirk added 24 points for Marshall (5-0).

Superior 53, Cloquet 34

Niya Wilson had 16 points and the Spartans’ defense stifled the host Lumberjacks at LSC Day.


Columbia Heights 62, Hibbing 60

Jordan Jones scored 28 points as the Hylanders edged the 10th-ranked Bluejackets in the Southside Super Showcase in Minneapolis.

Mayson Brown led Hibbing (2-1) with 24 points.

Grand Rapids 93, North Branch 43

John Sutherland pumped in 35 points to lead the host Thunderhawks to the 50-point victory.


Duluth East 4, Blaine 1

Charlie Erickson had two goals and an assist in the Greyhounds’ win over the eighth-ranked Bengals at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center.

East scored three goals in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and improve to 2-4.

Goaltender Konrad Kausch made 25 saves.

Duluth Denfeld 2, New Prague 2

After a scoreless two periods, the Hunters and Trojans combined on four third-period tallies in the nonconference draw at Heritage Center.

Jake Lee snapped the deadlock shorthanded 47 seconds into the third, then Denfeld’s Nate Burke and Kade Shea scored to make it 2-1. The Trojans forced overtime on Jack Wilmes’ goal with 1:13 to play.

Hunters goaltender Jacob Snyder stopped 20 shots.