First-half scoring run leads Lumberjacks over Pirates.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Despite holding an early first-half tie, the Crookston Pirates girls basketball team could not keep pace with the Bemidji Lumberjacks Tuesday evening.


    A 16-0 point run halfway through the first frame ultimately handed the Jacks a 67-48 victory over the Pirates at Bemidji High School.


    “Last night we went through too many stretches where we played ineffectively,” Pirates had coach Darin Zimmerman said. “We got careless and Bemidji took advantage of that. They have a nice team and we have to play better.”


    With the loss, Crookston falls to 2-8 on the year.


    The Pirates return to action at 7:15 p.m. on the road against Virginia.


    “The Virginia/Hibbing trip will be a fun one for our team,” Zimmerman said. “We are looking forward to it. We are looking to put together a complete game and competing the way we know we can.”

Bemidji        40    27....    67
Crookston    18    30....    48

    Crookston (2-8)
    Hannah Emanuel 14, Emma Borowicz 12, Kennedy Cwikla 9, Jenna Porter 7, Rachel Hefta 4, Hailey Seaver 2.
    Bemidji (7-6)
    Laura Bieberdorf 15, Samantha Edlund 9, Lexi Wade 8, Heather Strong 7, Rumer Flatness 7, Ciara Cermak 4, Grace Naig 4, Klaryssa Whelan 3, Lindsey Hildenbrand 2, Hannah Willford 2, Allison Beard 2, Evette Morgan 2, Katie Alto 2