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Prep report: Stafford leads Duluth East win over Superior

Taylor Stafford made all 10 of his free-throw attempts in the second half to finish with 30 points and lead Duluth East to a 79-71 victory over Superior in a high school boys basketball game Thursday night at East.

Taylor Stafford made all 10 of his free-throw attempts in the second half to finish with 30 points and lead Duluth East to a 79-71 victory over Superior in a high school boys basketball game Thursday night at East.

Stafford scored 16 points in the first half, which ended with the Spartans ahead 34-32, and Shaq Coleman scored 14 of his 16 in the second half for the Greyhounds (5-3). Johnny Woodard had 16 of his 23 in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds as East, which ended Superior's 44-game winning streak against Minnesota schools a year ago, beat the Spartans again.

Joel Lindberg scored 23 points to lead Superior (7-2), which is 25-2 in its last 27 road games against Minnesota teams.

Hibbing 67, Cloquet 54

Logan Coleman and Ezra Coughlin combined for 40 points as the visiting Bluejackets won the nonconference game to even their record at 5-5.

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Girls basketball

Hermantown 71, Hibbing 56

Rachael Hoium led the host Hawks with 23 points in the nonconference win.

Eau Claire north 60, Superior 56

The host Spartans were outscored 6-2 in overtime and lost the nonconference game.

Jessica Lindstrom scored 21 points to lead Superior (5-3), which lost for the third straight time.

Mountain Iron-Buhl 74, Cotton 18

The Rangers cruised to a 43-7 halftime lead and Charlotte Overbye's 23 points moved her closer to third all-time among Northeastern Minnesota girls scorers.

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The senior now has 2,194 career points, 17 behind Barnum graduate Colleen McKay's total.

Boys hockey

Duluth Central 2, Proctor 1

Brendan Johnson scored 2:16 into overtime to lift the visiting Trojans to the Lake Superior Conference win.

Goaltender Zach Thompson made 22 saves as Central evened its record at 7-7 and improved to 2-1 in the conference.

Girls hockey

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2, Blaine 0

Caitlin Lilly scored both goals and Katie Beckman stopped all 21 shots in the Lumberjacks' nonconference home win.

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PHM 7, Superior 0

Reilly Fawcett netted a hat trick and Kylie Hommerding posted a shutout in Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall's LSC road win.

Silver Bay Area 12, Ashland 1

Taylor Guzzo had a goal and eight assists, while Taylor Skelton had four goals and Anna Carman added three in the host Mariners' rout.

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