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Prep report: Swanson, Perich lead Esko boys basketball over Superior

Grand Rapids rallies to beat Eden Prairie in boys hockey on Friday

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Swanson, Perich lead Esko boys basketball over Superior

Nick Swanson scored 20 points and Makoi Perich finished with 19 in a 78-74 high school boys basketball victory for Esko at home against Superior on Friday.

Dalton Spindler had 14 points for Esko and Cuinn Berger hit three 3-pointers to tally 15 points in the win.

Superior was led by Jake Kidd's 20 points and Robert Olson's 19. Shane Leask had 18 points via six 3-pointers on Friday.

Bloomington Jefferson 65, Duluth East 58

Daniel Freitag's 32 points for Jefferson condemned the Greyhounds to their first defeat of the season and only their fifth loss in their last 38 home games.

Jobe Juenemann scored 18 points for East.

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Virginia 102, International Falls 73

Jett Tomczak scored 43 points for the Broncos in a losing effort.

BOYS HOCKEY

Grand Rapids 4, Eden Prairie 3 (OT)

Hayden DeMars' goal 4:05 into overtime on Friday gave the Thunderhawks the road win after Joey DelGreco tied the game at 3-3 8:37 into the third period.

Eden Prairie led 2-1 after the first period and 3-2 after the second as Jake Luloff scored twice, with his second goal coming shorthanded to put Grand Rapids down by one at the second intermission.

Samuel Sterle and Hayden Davis also scored goals for Grand Rapids while Thunderhawks goaltender Myles Gunderson made 23 saves.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Grand Rapids-Greenway 2, Hibbing-Chisholm 0

Kylie DeBay and Emma Moran scored for GRG in Friday's win while Makenzie Cole finished with 22 saves for the shutout.

Addison Hess stopped 34 shots for Hibbing-Chisholm.

PREP SCOREBOARD

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Greenway 66, Eveleth-Gilbert 62 (OT)

Esko 78, Superior 74

Cherry 58, Ely 31

Chisholm 77, East Central

Virginia 102, International Falls 73

Bloomington Jeffers 65, Duluth East 58

Moose Lake/Willow River 72, Cook County 17

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Cromwell-Wright 77, Floodwood 51

St. Croix Central 80, Northwestern 74

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Solon Springs 57, Washburn 32

Wrenshall 67, Silver Bay 32

BOYS HOCKEY

Grand Rapids 4, Eden Prairie 3 (OT)

Moose Lake Area 6, North Shore 2

GIRLS HOCKEY

Grand Rapids/Greenway 2, Hibbing/Chisholm 0

Duluth Marshall 9, Pine City Area 1

This story was edited at 1:11 a.m. on Dec. 18 and at 10:58 a.m. on Dec. 21 to correct Jett Tomczak's first name and school. It was originally posted at 10:38 p.m. on Dec. 17. The News Tribune regrets the error.

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