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Double 'W' | Cloquet beats neighboring schools with strong finish


February 1, 2019

Photos by Amber Nichols / Pine Knot News

Cloquet senior Alex Leuzzo (12) goes up for a layout while the Rebels' Ben Dewey (21) does his best to block the shot during the Jan. 21 game in Cloquet. Cloquet won 77-59 after a strong second half.

A week ago, the Cloquet Lumberjack boys basketball team was trying to figure out how to close out games in the second half. This week the 'Jacks rode a pair of strong second halves in victories over Esko and Moose Lake-Willow River.

On Monday night the Lumberjacks trailed Esko by four points at halftime and then managed to find a way to slip by the strong Eskomos by outscoring them by six points in the second half - giving Cloquet a 63-61 win at home.

"We played pretty well. It was a good win for us," said Cloquet coach Steve Battaglia. "It was a back-and-forth battle most of the second hal...

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