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Caitlin Isaacson prepared to put up a jump shot during Park Rapids' game against Detroit Lakes.

Detroit Lakes girls jump out to 23-0 lead en route to 55-25 win over Panthers

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Detroit Lakes jumped out to a 23-0 lead in sparking a 55-25 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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Katie Klein's basket with 5:45 remaining ended the Lakers' game-opening run. Hope Johnson's jumper with 47 seconds remaining in the first half accounted for the Panthers' other points as Detroit Lakes led 33-4 at the break.

The Panthers outscored Detroit Lakes 21-20 in the second half. Megan Grimes hit back-to-back baskets inside as the Panthers trailed 37-8 with 15:07 to play. Charity Ridlon scored off a rebound with 12:37 to play as the Panthers trailed 40-10. A layup by Johnson and two inside baskets by Grimes made it 42-16 with 10:59 remaining. Two free throws by Justine Rittgers made it 50-18 with 8:22 to go before Rittgers hit two more free throws with 5:18 to play to make it 54-21. A jumper by Greta Hanson and two free throws by Ridlon in the final minute concluded the scoring.

Kayli Muckenhirn and Courtney Gray scored 12 points apiece for the Lakers, who improved to 4-0 in the conference and 7-2 overall.

Grimes had eight rebounds and Johnson had two assists for the Panthers, who fell to 0-4 in conference games and 1-7 overall.

DETROIT LAKES: Lindquist 1 0-0 2, Gedrose 2 0-0 4, Gray 6 0-0 12, Tschider 0 1-2 1, Hedstrom 1 0-0 3, Nielsen 4 1-2 9, Bridgeman 1 0-0 2, Thompson 2 0-1 4, Muckenhirn 5 1-2 12, Hutchinson 3 0-2 6. Totals: 25 for 48 (FG), 3 for 9 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Rittgers 0 5-6 5, Olson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Grimes 4 0-1 8, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Klein 1 0-0 2, Booge 0 0-3 0, Lauderbaugh 0 0-0 0, Ridlon 1 2-2 4, Hanson 1 0-0 2, Price 0 0-0 0, Hilmanowski 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 for 43 (FG), 7 for 12 (FT).

Halftime: Detroit Lakes 33, Park Rapids 4. Three-point field goals: Hedstrom 1, Muckenhirn 1. Team fouls: Detroit Lakes 8, Park Rapids 9. Rebounds: Park Rapids 17 (Grimes 8, Ridlon 5, Price 2, Rittgers 1, Hanson 1. Assists: Park Rapids 4 (Johnson 2, Booge 1, Ridlon 1). Steals: Park Rapids 2 (Klein 1, Hanson 1). Turnovers: Park Raids 23.

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