Thursday night began as no piece of art for the Bemidji High School girls basketball team. But a dreadful first half doesn't look so bad when you’ve got a 30-2 run saved in your back pocket. St. Cloud Apollo led as late as 15-14 in the final 2:30, but the Lumberjacks finally came to life with a 9-0 run to finish the first half.
The second-seeded Lumberjacks reversed course in a big way, blowing out seventh-seeded (2-24) St. Cloud Apollo 58-34 to open the Section 8-3A Tournament at the BHS Gymnasium.
Bemidji will next face third-seeded Sartell-St. Stephen in the section semifinals. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the BHS Gymnasium.