Sophomore goaltender Zander Ziemski made 23 saves for his first career shutout and Dylan Grey netted a hat trick to lead Duluth East to a 5-0 high school boys hockey win over Superior on Thursday night at Wessman Arena.

Gray scored twice in the second period and finished the scoring 12:19 into the third period.

The Greyhounds improved to 2-0-1 and dropped the Spartans to 3-5.

VMIB 3, Eveleth-Gilbert 0

Ian Kangas stopped all 33 shots on goal as host Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl defeated its Iron Range Conference rival — and future classmates.

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Kangas made 16 saves in the third period as the Blue Devils improved to 2-1.

GIRLS HOCKEY

GRG 14, Superior 1

Mercury Bischoff scored three of her five goals in an eight-goal first period as the Lightning struck quickly to down the Spartans in a Lake Superior Conference game at Superior Ice Arena.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Duluth Marshall 80, Cloquet 64

Senior Gianna Kneepkens poured in 48 points to lead the host Hilltoppers to the LSC victory.

Kneepkens has 2,959 points in her career and, at her season average of 41 points per game, she would become the second girls player from Northeastern Minnesota to reach 3,000 during the Hilltoppers’ next game Monday against Esko.

Hermantown 58, Duluth East 53

Maiah Christianson had 24 points and the Hawks held off the host Greyhounds in the second half to win the nonconference game.

Grand Rapids 46, Proctor 32

The visiting Thunderhawks clamped down on the Rails’ offense, holding their LSC foe to 16 points in each half.

Katie Jamtgaard led Grand Rapids in scoring with 15 points.

Virginia 55, Hibbing 47

Lexiss Trygg tallied a game-high 24 points and the visiting Blue Devils held the Bluejackets to 27% shooting from the field to win the IRC contest.

Superior 75, Duluth Denfeld 24

Savannah Leopold paced the visiting Spartans with 27 points and Superior outscored the Hunters 39-9 in the second half of the LSC game.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hermantown 59, Esko 57

The host Hawks hit nine 3-pointers and rallied from a halftime deficit to edge the Eskomos in nonconference action.

Blake Schmitz led a balanced Hermantown attack with 16 points.

Two Harbors 43, Proctor 42

The host Agates outscored the Rails 6-5 in overtime to win the nonconference game and spoil a 22-point performance by Dom Jauhola.