Superior used a strong first half to defeat the Bemidji Lumberjacks 81-60 on Monday, Feb. 4, in Bemidji, Minn.

The Spartans followed up with a 79-68 loss at Duluth East on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The Spartans (9-6) jumped out to a 52-30 halftime lead as they handed the Lumberjacks (13-2) just their second loss of the season.

Five Spartans scored in double figures. Xavier Patterson led the way with 22 points, followed by Mason Ackley, 14; Ben Rhodes, 12; Elijah Owens, 11; and Joey Barker, 10.

Quincy Wilson and Jacob Beberg both had 13 points for Bemidji, which was ranked No. 7 in Minnesota.

Ackley led the Spartans with 23 points in the loss to East. Beau Severson added 19 points and Patterson had 10.

Isaiah Hendrick led a balanced Greyhound attack with 16 points. Niikan Buffalo was next with 14 points, Noah Winesett and Noah Paulson both added 12 and Mattie Thompson had 11.

The Spartans’ game at Grand Rapids Thursday, Feb. 7, was postponed because of snowy weather. Superior hosts Rice Lake at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

 

Superior 52 29 - 81

Bemidji 30 30 - 60

Superior - Draden Jensen 2, Mason Ackley 14, Xavier Patterson 22, Beau Severson 7, Ben Rhodes 12, William McClellan 3, Joey Barker 10, Elijah Owens 11. Totals 33 6-11 81.

3-point goals - Owens 3, Rhodes 2, Ackley, Severson, McClellan, Barker.

Bemidji - Quincy Wilson 13, Jacob Beberg 13, Kade Peterson 3, Ryan Bieberdorf 6, Cole Milz 6, Spencer Konecne 7, Colten Jensen 12. Totals 23 8-14 60.

3-point goals - Wilson 3, Beberg, Milz 2.

 

Superior 34 34 - 68

Duluth East 39 40 - 79

Superior - Mason Ackley 23, Xavier Patterson 10, Beau Severson 19, Ben Rhodes 5, Joey Barker 2, Elijah Owens 9. Totals 27 6-11 68.

3-point goals - Ackley, Severson 5, Rhodes, Owens.

Duluth East - Giovani Saldivar 9, Niikan Buffalo 14, Josh Johnson 1, Will Van Scoy 4, Noah Winesett 12, Isiah Hendrickson 16, Mattie Thompson 11, Noah Paulson 12. Totals 26 12-20 79.

3-point goals - Saldivar 3, Buffalo, Winesett 2, Hendrickson 4, Thompson.