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Prep report: Solon Springs girls hold off Mellen

Cloquet's Alexa Snesrud scored 20 points in a win over Barnum.

Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) swats a shot by Mellen’s Britta Josephson (13)
Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) swats a shot by Mellen’s Britta Josephson (13) in the first half of the Eagles' 56-55 win Monday evening, Jan. 17, 2022 in Solon Springs.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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Solon Springs’ Kyra Latvala scored 21 points to lead the Eagles to a 56-55 home win over Mellen Monday.

Solon Springs’ Kyra Latvala (11) splits the Mellen defense of Jordyn Delegan (14) and Rylie Yanko (12)
Solon Springs’ Kyra Latvala (11) splits the Mellen defense of Jordyn Delegan (14) and Rylie Yanko (12) on her way to the basket Monday evening, Jan. 17, 2022 during the Eagles 56-55 win in Solon Springs.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Solon Springs jumped out to a 30-25 lead at halftime, with Mellen nearly closing the gap in the second half.
Bailey Monson hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Eagles and joined Latvala in double figures with 14 points.

Jordyn Delegan scored 18 to lead Mellen.

Cloquet 72, Barnum 52

Alexa Snesrud scored 20 points for Cloquet in a 72-52 home win over Barnum Monday.

The Lumberjacks built a 40-22 lead in the first half and held the Bombers at bay in the second for the win.

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Sophomore Quinn Danielson hit three 3-pointers and scored 10 points to join Snesrud in double figures.

Allison Marine scored 26 points for Barnum and Rayna Klejeski scored 21, but the rest of the team combined for just five points.

Visitation 65, Northwestern 54

Northwestern’s Tieryn Plasch hit five 3-pointers and scored 42 points, but the Tigers fell 65-54 Monday in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

Olivia Johanns scored 26 for the Blazers and Samantha Wills scored 14 points.

Visitation led Northwestern 30-24 at halftime and continued to widen the lead in the second half.

While Plasch was hot from long range, no other Tiger player scored more than five points and the rest of the team combined for just 12.

Boys basketball

Greenway 73, Mountain Iron-Buhl 72

Mathias Macknight scored 23 points for Greenway to lead the Raders to a 73-72 win at Mountain Iron-Buhl Tuesday.

Grant Hansen and Grant Rychart each scored 17 for the Raiders and Westin Smith scored 11.

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Asher Zubich scored 34 points, but only two other Ranger players scored in double figures — Nicholas Jesch with 11 and Josh Holmes with 10.

Solon Springs’ Claire Holmstrom (21) goes in for a lay-up
Solon Springs’ Claire Holmstrom (21) goes in for a lay-up in the first half of the Eagles 56-55 win Monday evening, Jan. 17, 2022 in Solon Springs.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) shoots over Mellen’s Britta Josephson (13)
Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) shoots over Mellen’s Britta Josephson (13) in the first half of the Eagles 56-55 win Monday evening, Jan. 17, 2022 in Solon Springs.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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