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Prep report: Hawks slip past upset-minded Greenway

The Greenway boys hockey team on Tuesday made a run at becoming the first Section 7A rep to knock off Hermantown since December 2012, but the Hawks overcame a 2-2 third-period tie with goals from Blake Biondi and Tyler Watkins to hold off the Rai...

The Greenway boys hockey team on Tuesday made a run at becoming the first Section 7A rep to knock off Hermantown since December 2012, but the Hawks overcame a 2-2 third-period tie with goals from Blake Biondi and Tyler Watkins to hold off the Raiders 4-2 in a nonconference game at Hodgins-Berardo Arena in Coleraine.

Top-ranked Hermantown led 2-0 after Watkins' first goal, but Wes Johnson halved No. 3 Greenway's deficit in the second period and Christian Miller forged a 2-2 tie 12:31 into the third. Biondi's game-winner followed less than two minutes later as the Hawks took the rematch of last year's section final.

GIRLS HOCKEY

GRG 3, Proctor-Hermantown 2

Ellie Tillma's goal with less than a minute remaining in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie, and the Lightning made it stand in Grand Rapids.

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Madisen Drotts scored late in the first and early in the second to give the Lightning a 2-0 edge before Ashley Hanson and Ella Anick tallied for the Mirage.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hibbing 63, Duluth Denfeld 51

Luke Lundell scored 30 points - 24 from beyond the arc - as the visiting Bluejackets won their seventh game in a row by beating the Hunters in nonconference action.

Ben Gibson totaled 15 points for the Hunters, who were outscored 40-22 in the second half after leading 29-23 at the break.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Proctor 81, Crosby-Ironton 73

In a rematch of a Section 7AA semifinal from last winter, the Rails exacted some revenge by outlasting the host Rangers in overtime.

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Proctor's Sam Pogatchnik led all scorers with 28 points.

Cloquet 61, Hibbing 58

A huge game from Allie Wojtysiak, who produced a 22-point, 21-rebound double-double, lifted the Lumberjacks to the nonconference win in Cloquet.

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