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D-G-F holds off late comeback by Panthers

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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off a late rally in defeating the Park Rapids boys basketball team 53-43 Tuesday night at the Century School gym.

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Kyle Goplerud's basket with 7:04 to play in the first half ended D-G-F's game-opening run. A three-point play by Tyler McCollum, two inside baskets by Andy Waller, a jumper by Josh Crist and a 3-pointer by McCollum pulled the Panthers to within 25-14 at the half.

The Panthers faced a 30-14 deficit before going on a 19-7 run to get back in the game.

A layup and 3-pointer by McCollum started the comeback. Baskets by Chris Goplerud and Kyle Goplerud cut the deficit to 32-24 with 13:11 to play before two 3-pointers and a jumper by McCollum made it 37-33 with 9:05 to go.

After the Rebels responded with a 12-1 run to build a 49-34 lead, two inside baskets by Scott Wolff and a jumper and a layup off a steal by Kyle Goplerud kept Park Rapids within 50-43 with 1:24 to play.

D-G-F hit three free throws down the stretch to preserve the win.

Tanner Dufault scored 12 points to lead the Rebels, who improved to 1-1 on the season.

McCollum scored a career-high 20 points and had six rebounds and three steals to lead the Panthers. Kyle Goplerud added 10 points and seven rebounds while Chris Goplerud had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals as the Panthers fell to 0-4.

D-G-F: Nelson 1 2-2 5, Dufault 4 3-4 12, Larson 0 1-3 1, Stuhaug 0 0-2 0, Karger 5 0-0 10, Green 4 0-0 8, Beyer 1 4-11 7, Schumann 1 0-0 2, Johnk 3 2-4 8. Totals: 19 (FG), 10 for 25 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Ridlon 0 0-2 0, K. Goplerud 4 2-5 10, Peterson 0 0-0 0, C. Goplerud 1 0-0 2, Waller 2 1-2 5, Otterness 0 0-0 0, Bergquist 0 0-0 0, Crist 1 0-0 2, Wolff 2 0-0 4, Carlson 0 0-0 0, McCollum 7 2-3 20. Totals: 17 for 50 (FG), 5 for 12 (FT).

Halftime: D-G-F 25, Park Rapids 14. Three-point field goals: Nelson 1, Dufault 3, Beyer 1, McCollum 4. Team fouls: D-G-F 16, Park Rapids 25. Fouled out: McCollum. Rebounds: Park Rapids 34 (K. Goplerud 7, C. Goplerud 6, McCollum 6, Waller 4, Wolff 3, Ridlon 2, Peterson 2, Carlson 2, Otterness 1, Crist 1). Assists: Park Rapids 12 (C. Goplerud 7, Crist 2, Otterness 1, Peterson 1, Waller 1). Steals: Park Rapids 12 (C. Goplerud 4, McCollum 3, K. Goplerud 2, Waller 2, Ridlon 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 3 (Ridlon 1, K. Goplerud 1, Wolff 1. Turnovers: Park Rapids 25.

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