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Staples-Motley jumped out to a 13-0 lead and pushed the advantage to 44-14 at the half en route to a 69-26 Mid-State Conference girls basketball victory over Park Rapids Friday night at Staples.

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Two baskets by Carson Lee Christenson and inside baskets by Ashley Domino and Anna Grimes kept Park Rapids within 20-8 before the Cardinals went on a 24-3 run. Domino and Lydia Lutz accounted for the Panthers' other field goals in the first half, which saw Park Rapids miss 8 of 10 free throws.

Christenson opened the second half with a basket, but the Cardinals responded with a 12-1 run to claim a 56-17 advantage. Grimes, Alyssa Carlson, Domino and Morgan Olson hit field goals to conclude the scoring for the Panthers.

Pearson finished with a game-high 24 points as the Cardinals improved to 1-2.

Christenson and Domino combined for 14 points while Domino and Lutz combined for 14 rebounds. Carlson had three assists, Domino had two steals and Olivia Vaadeland blocked two shots for the Panthers, who made 11 of 50 field goals, went 4 for 18 on free throws and turned the ball over 36 times in falling to 0-2.

PARK RAPIDS: Christenson 3 1-2 7, Domino 3 1-2 7, Carlson 1 1-2 3, Rittgers 0 0-0 0, Vaadeland 0 1-6 1, Booge 0 0-0 0, Yliniemi 0 0-0 0 Bateman 0 0-2 0, Lutz 1 0-0 2, Pierce 0 0-2 0, Olson 1 0-0 2, Grimes 2 0-2 4, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Price 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 of 50 (FG), 4 of 18 (FT).

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Wing 3 0-0 6, Pearson 10 2-2 24, Smith 4 2-2 10, Rice 3 0-0 6, Mathe 2 0-0 4, Beachy 2 1-2 6, Wolhowe 1 3-4 5, McGillivry 3 2-2 8. Totals: 28 of 73 (FG), 10 of 12 (FT).

Halftime: S-M 44, Park Rapids 14. Three-point field goals: Pearson 2, Beachy 1. Total fouls: Park Rapids 13, S-M 16. Rebounds: Park Rapids 29 (Lutz 7, Domino 7, Christenson 4, Vaadeland 4, Pierce 2, Carlson 2, Olson 1, Grimes 1, Isaacson 1). Assists: Park Rapids 6 (Carlson 3, Christenson 2, Bateman 1). Steals: Park Rapids 6 (Domino 2, Christenson 1, Olson 1, Carlson 1, Vaadeland 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 3 (Vaadeland 2, Grimes 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 36, S-M 17.

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