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Prep report: GRG knocks off CEC in girls hockey

Vekich, Bischoff lead Lightning to convincing victory.

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Claire Vekich and Mercury Bischoff, who both rank among the top five girls hockey scorers in Minnesota, each had two goals to lead Grand Rapids-Greenway to a 5-2 Lake Superior Conference victory over host Cloquet-Esko-Carlton on Friday night.

Goaltender Makenzie Cole made 18 saves for the Lightning, who improved to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

CEC dropped to 7-4 and 2-3.

Duluth 7, Princeton 2

Jenna Horvat netted a hat trick and the Northern Stars put 59 shots on goal in the nonconference win at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Duluth Marshall 80, Cass Lake-Bena 75

Gianna Kneepkens scored 47 points to lead the ninth-ranked Hilltoppers to the narrow nonconference home win over No. 10 Cass Lake-Bena.

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Marshall improved to 14-1 overall, dropping Cass Lake-Bena to 11-4.

Kneepkens is now ninth in Minnesota girls history with 3,442 career points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Esko 60, Cloquet 50

Riley Fischer and Eli Blue each scored 16 points and the Eskomos pulled away in the second half to win the nonconference home game.

Ely 63, North Woods 60

Four players scored in double figures, led by Joey Bianco’s 18 points, and the host Timberwolves overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to secure the close victory.

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