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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot Sports 

'Jacks fall to Thunderhawks to end season


March 8, 2019

Photos by Dan Saletel / Pine Knot Sports

Cloquet's Jessica Liang (2) works to bring the ball down the court Saturday afternoon against the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks in Duluth.

A slow start to Saturday's Section 7AAA semifinal game versus Grand Rapids sealed the fate of the Cloquet girls basketball team. The Thunderhawks raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and then fended off the feisty 'Jacks, who eventually fell 62-48 to end their season.

"They were scoring from the get-go," said Cloquet head coach Heather Young. "They just couldn't miss, while we struggled to even make the little things happen, like making a layup. We definitely had our chances; unfortunately it just wasn't our time. It's hard to come back from a 19-point deficit to a team like Grand Rapids."...

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