Lumberjacks and Sabres advance to the section 8 3A final

Lumberjacks and Sabres advance to the section 8 3A final Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) – The Lumberjacks beat the St. Cloud Apollo 57-47 on Friday night.

The win will move the lumberjacks into the 8 3A Championship

The Bemidji Lumberjacks jumped out to a double digit lead in the first half leading by as much as 12.

Spencer Konecne lead the way with 11 points and 5 blocks as Bemidji took a 26-20 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, the Lumberjacks maintained their lead though out the second off and expanded their lead up to 13.

Apollo cut it to four with 1:50 to go as the Eagles hit several big shots down the stretch and play outstanding defense but it wasn’t enough as Bemidji expanded their lead to 9 late. Lumberjacks won 57-47.

Bemidji moved on the section 8 3A Championship next Thursday.

Spencer Konecne was named as the All-Star Trophy and Awards player of the game and finished with 20 points, 9 boards and 7 blocks.

The Sartell Sabres defeat the Alexandria Cardinals 55-50

The Sartell Sabres move on to the section 8 3A Championship

Lead changed hands several times in the first half. Sabres and Cardinals had 7 point leads and each team would not give in. Alexandria took the lead in the half 30-22.

Luke Tilloson lead the way for the Sabres in the first with 9 and Colton Roderick had 10 for the Cardinals in a back and forth first half in Moorhead.

Alexandra extended their lead to 12 the largest of the game as they played outstanding defense but the Thomas Gieske had something to say about that as Gieske made several big free throws and big shots down the minute.

Thomas Gieske named All Star Trophy and Award player of the game and finished with 21 points.

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