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     Staples-Motley ended the game with a 20-6 run to break open a tie game and hand the Park Rapids girls basketball team a 65-51 Mid-State Conference loss Friday night at the Century School gym.

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     The Panthers, who trailed 35-25 at the half, tied the game at 45-45 before Staples-Motley took advantage of free throws to pull away.

     Mackenzie Holst scored 16 points and Kaitlin Spar added 14 points for the Cardinals, who made 29 of 41 free throws to improve to 3-0. Staples-Motley was rated No. 4 in the first state Class AA poll.

     Charity Ridlon had 15 points and four steals, Katie Klein scored 11 points, Gabie Johnson pulled down nine rebounds, and Megan Grimes had eight rebounds and four steals for the Panthers, who fell to 0-2 in the conference.

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Beachy 9, Holst 16, Wing 9, Spar 14, Zetah 6, Pihlaja 6, Wolhowe 5.

PARK RAPIDS: Rittgers 0 1-2 1, H. Johnson 2 0-0 6, Grimes 3 0-0 6, Klein 5 0-0 11, Ridlon 6 0-0 15, Wolff 1 1-2 3, G. Johnson 4 1-2 9. Totals: 21 for 59 (FG), 3 for 6 (FT).

Halftime: S-M 35, Park Rapids 25. Three-point field goals: H. Johnson 2, Klein 1, Ridlon 3. Rebounds: Park Rapids 34 (G. Johnson 9, Grimes 8, H. Johnson 5, Ridlon 5, Rittgers 4, Klein 2, Wolff 1). Assists: Park Rapids 8 (Grimes 2, Ridlon 2, Wolff 2, Rittgers 1, Klein 1). Steals: Park Rapids 10 (Grimes 4, Ridlon 4, Klein 2). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Ridlon). Team fouls: Park Rapids 28. Fouled out: H. Johnson. Turnovers: Park Rapids 19.

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