As their curtain call came, the Bemidji High School girls basketball seniors exited the court for the final time. Twelve seconds later, Alexandria celebrated a section title on the very same hardwood. “It’s heartbreaking when you know you can’t play again,” senior Lindsey Hildenbrand said. “I’m proud of all we accomplished this year.”
The Lumberjacks had to watch in agony as the Cardinals lifted the Section 8-3A championship trophy Thursday night, their reward for fending off a valiant second-half push and winning 63-51 in Detroit Lakes.
With red medals draped around their necks, the BHS seniors gathered one final time in Lumberjack uniforms. Arm in arm, Hildenbrand, Alto, Hofstad, Taylor Wade and Jenna Jones said goodbye to the game.