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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot Sports 

'It's a kind of magic'

After slow start, Schneider ignites the Lumberjacks

 

March 8, 2019

Photos by Amber Nichols / Pine Knot Sports

Cloquet forward Nick Flynn (5) passes the ball to fellow senior Alex Leuzzo (12) to get around Grand Rapids big man John Sutherland (23) during Tuesday's playoff game. Cloquet won and will play in the semifinals Friday in the Cloquet Middle School gym.

To say the Cloquet boys basketball team had a slow start to its Section 7AAA playoff basketball game against Grand Rapids Tuesday might rank as one of the understatements of the year.

Midway through the first half, the 'Jacks trailed the Thunderhawks by 12 points, and it looked like their season would come to an end. Then something magical happened and the Lumberjacks rescued the game to beat Grand Rapids 59-57.

The magic sparked when sophomore Adam Schneider helped lead his team on a 27-8 run prior to halftime. Trailing 20-8, the Lumberjacks flipped the switch behind 18 first-half points b...



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