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Prep report: CEC boys blank Marshall in 7AA hockey playoffs

Lumberjacks advance to play Grand Rapids in semifinals Saturday.

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Goaltender Zach Tyman saved all 23 shots he faced as Cloquet-Esko-Carlton opened the Section 7AA high school boys hockey playoffs with a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Duluth Marshall on Thursday night in Cloquet.

Travis Berg scored in the second period and Dan Demuth tallied in the third period.

The Lumberjacks (11-7-1) advance to play top-seeded Grand Rapids in a semifinal Saturday at the IRA Civic Center.

Sam Anderson turned away 39 shots for the Hilltoppers.

GIRLS HOCKEY

GRG 4, Forest Lake 1

Claire Vekich scored two goals and assisted on the Lightning’s other two goals in the Section 7AA semifinal win.

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Goalie Makenzie Cole stopped 29 of 30 shots for Grand Rapids-Greenway (14-6), which will take on unbeaten Andover in Saturday’s 2 p.m. title game in Andover.

BOYS BASKETBALL

South Ridge 61, MIB 59

Austin Josephson scored 27 points and the Panthers overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to win the Section 7A first-round game at Culver.

South Ridge (13-6) next travels to Deer River (17-2), which defeated Silver Bay 103-38 for its 15th consecutive victory, for a quarterfinal Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Proctor 56, MLWR 34

The Rails used a stifling defense to win the Section 7AA first-round game at home.

Moose Lake-Willow River was held to 18 first-half points and 16 in the second half as Proctor (13-6) advances to a quarterfinal meeting at Crosby-Ironton on Saturday.

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