Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes
Hot outside shooting propelled Detroit Lakes to the road win at Pequot Lakes, snapping the Patriots’ seven-game win streak.
The visiting Lakers connected on eight from beyond the arc in the first half. Trailing 16-11, DL used a 17-2 run to push the lead to double figures at 28-18. After the Patriots responded and cut the lead to four at 35-31, a 10-2 answer by DL sent the teams to the locker room with the Lakers leading 45-33.
Early in the second half, Detroit Lakes, on back-to-back three pointers, pushed the lead to fifteen. With every Pequot Lakes attempt of a comeback, the Lakers put the brakes on it. The Patriots eventually cut it to six at 74-68 but only 18 seconds remained.
The Lakers snapped a three-game skid against the Patriots, improving to 3-8 overall and 1-0 in the MSC. They host Staples-Motley Friday night. The Patriots are now 8-3 (0-1 MSC) and travel to Crosby-Ironton Friday night. That game will be featured on KFGI Skeeter 101.5 & rjbroadcasting.com. Pregame is set at 6:55pm.
Team Stats: Turnovers- PL 14, DL 28; Rebounds (off.) – DL 39 (12), PL 27 (13); Free Throws – DL 5/8, PL 3/11
DL Leaders: Mason Carrier 24 pts (6x 3’s); Christopher Breeden 12 pts (4x 3’s); Nathan Cihak 9 pts, 2 stls; Brandton Marsh 9 pts
PL Leaders: Sam Rysavy 19 pts, 2 blks; Eli Laposky 17 pts, 5 assts, 3 stls; Cruz Megazzini 12 pts, 2 stls; Nic Kotaska 11 pts, 4 assts, 3 stls