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Cardinals, Prowlers use balanced scoring attacks to defeat Panthers

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Nine different players hit a 3-pointer and 13 different players scored in leading Staples-Motley to a 76-45 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory over Park Rapids Friday night at Staples.

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Derek Wolhowe scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Cardinals, who improved to 7-1 in the conference and 17-3 overall. Staples-Motley, which pushed its winning streak to nine games in a row, is ranked No. 10 in this week's state Class AA poll.

Paul Dirks hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points to lead the Panthers, who fell to 0-9 in the conference and 0-20 overall.

PARK RAPIDS: Long 2 2-4 6, Kimball 2 1-3 6, Dirks 4 2-3 13, Mattson 1 0-0 2, Brown 0 2-2 2, Theis 3 0-0 6, C. Goplerud 3 0-1 6, K. Goplerud 0 0-0 0, Peterson 1 2-4 4. Totals: 16 (FG), 9 for 17 (FT).

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Wentworth 3 1-2 7, Johnson 1 4-4 6, Peterson 1 2-2 5, Wolhowe 5 3-4 14, Israelson 1 0-0 2, Fuhrman 4 0-0 11, Longbella 0 0-1 0, Riewer 3 0-0 8, Larson 2 0-3 4, Bristow 4 0-1 8, Hill 0 2-2 2, Jannson 1 0-0 3, Borders 1 1-2 4, Jenkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 (FG), 13 for 21 (FT).

Halftime: S-M 41, Park Rapids 21. Three-point field goals: Dirks 3, Kimball 1, Furhman 3, Riewer 2, Peterson 1, Wolhowe 1, Jansson 1, Borders 1. Team fouls: Park Rapids 12, S-M 17.

Panthers fall at TRF

Jaylon Gunderson scored 12 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Thief River Falls in a 68-38 victory over the Panthers on Feb. 16.

Mitch Long (9), Taylor Kimball (8), Dirks (6), Dillon Theis (6) and Roth Mattson (5) combined for 34 points to lead the Panthers, who trailed 28-14 at the half.

PARK RAPIDS: Randall 1 0-0 2, Long 2 5-6 9, Kimball 4 0-0 8, Dirks 2 2-2 6, T. Ridlon 0 0-2 0, Mattson 2 0-0 5, Brown 0 0-0 0, C. Goplerud 0 0-0 0, Theis 2 2-4 6, K. Goplerud 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14 (FG), 9 for 14 (FT).

THIEF RIVER FALLS: Harbott 4 1-2 9, Hockert 1 0-0 2, Langevin 5 0-0 10, Yaggie 5 0-0 10, Bastian 1 0-0 2, Olson 1 0-0 2, Hruby 2 2-3 6, Milks 3 3-3 9, Peterson 3 0-1 6, Gunderson 6 0-1 12. Totals: 31 (FG), 6 for 12 (FT).

Halftime: TRF 28, Park Rapids 14. Three-point field goals: Mattson 1. Total fouls: Park Rapids 16, TRF 12.

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