Basketball: Starks scores 55 points in East win

Duluth East's Dyami Starks set a school single-game scoring record with 55 points in an 89-86 high school boys basketball loss to Bloomington Jefferson on Saturday afternoon.

Dyami Starks

Duluth East's Dyami Starks set a school single-game scoring record with 55 points in an 89-86 high school boys basketball loss to Bloomington Jefferson on Saturday afternoon.

The senior guard, who is bound for Division I Columbia this fall, hit nine 3-pointers and scored 30 of his 55 points in the second half as the Greyhounds fell to 14-8 overall. Cory Johnson, who plays for the Division I Valparaiso Crusaders, owned the school's previous mark of 49 points.

Saturday's scoring barrage moved Starks closer to the top of the Greyhound and Northeastern Minnesota scoring lists. With 2,333 points, Starks is 25 points behind former Minnesota Gopher Rick Rickert (2,358) for second place in Duluth East history and third all-time among Northeastern Minnesota players.


Duluth East 50, Rice Lake, Wis. 48


Macie Dorow's 6-foot shot with 1.4 seconds left lifted the Greyhounds to a come-from-behind victory over the Warriors at Duluth East.

The Greyhounds rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to tie the game with 16 seconds left. Then, after Rice Lake missed a free throw, Dorow took the ball to the basket and hit the game-winner -- Duluth East's first lead of the game.

Dorow led the Greyhounds with 13 points, while teammates Shamika Hopkins and Elsa Lee added 11 and 10, respectively. Jenna Orr led Rice Lake with 16 points.

Hermantown 65, Virginia 45

Jess Love and Ally Dieryck led the Hawks to a 20-point home victory with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Sam Silcox was the Blue Devils' leading scorer with 10.

Hibbing 60, Cloquet 38

Laicee Grahek's 15 points and Hillary Bungarden's 13 paced the Bluejackets to a 22-point home victory over the Lumberjacks. Kate Lange added 11 for Hibbing and Annabel Morrisroe led Cloquet with 12 points.

Superior 46, Hudson 35


Bettye Jo Nelson's 27 points paced the Spartans to an 11-point home victory over the Raiders.


Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 8, Princeton 2

Jack McFarlane scored a hat trick and Ben Michaud notched four assists as the Lumberjacks defeated the Tigers in their Section 7AA play-in game Saturday night in Cloquet.

Chaise Jokinen dished out three assists for CEC, while goalie John Scheuer made 33 saves, as the Lumberjacks (9-15-2) will travel to No. 1 Elk River (14-7-3) in the section quarterfinals Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Duluth East 2, Tartan 1

Kevin Brazerol scored 4:14 into overtime to give the Greyhounds the comeback victory at Heritage Center.

Brazerol assisted on Trevor Olson's goal with 1:29 left in the third period that tied the game at 1.


Jo Jo Jeannetta totaled 22 saves for East (16-5-4), which heads into this week's Section 7AA playoffs on a nine-game unbeaten streak.

Duluth Marshall 3, St. Cloud Cathedral 1

Dane Morin, Dave Grannis and Judd Peterson each scored goals and Max Elstad made 22 saves to lift the Hilltoppers to the victory at Mars Lakeview Arena.


Superior diver Mike Sherwood finished 16th at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 state meet Saturday at the University of Wisconsin natatorium in Madison.

Sherwood, a senior, finished with 214.75 points, while Erik Larsen of Homestead finished first with 283.80.


Four Northland wrestlers advanced from their sectional tournaments Saturday to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison.


At the Division 1 sectional in Merrill, Superior's Nikola Bogojevic improved to 47-0 with three victories in the 285-pound weight class. Bogojevic, a senior, will attend Wisconsin on a wrestling scholarship this fall.

Northwestern's Ryan Miesbauer and Ashland's Jack Pearce dominated their weight classes at the Division 2 sectional in Somerset. Miesbauer, a 215-pounder who will attend Minnesota Duluth next fall to play football, improved to 42-1 with three victories, while Pearce, a sophomore, is now 41-1 after claiming three wins at 112.

Nathan Nelson, Northwestern's career leader in several categories, including wins, pins and team points, won his first two matches at 130 -- qualifying the senior for his first state tournament -- before dropping his next two matches and finishing third. He is now 39-6.

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