One basket separates Cloquet girl’s basketball from Esko in season opening win

The Cloquet girl’s basketball team would sneak past Esko 55-52 in both teams’ season openers in Cloquet on Tuesday.

The Lumberjacks’ Alexa Snesrud finished the night with a game-leading 20 points, while Hannah Swanson led Esko with 17 points.

Cloquet (1-0) returns home Thursday to host Hermantown (1-1) at 7:15 p.m., while Esko (0-1) will host Rock Ridge for their home opener Thursday at 7:15 p.m.