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Hawley defeats Panthers in finale

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Hawley used runs of 18-3 and 16-2 in the first half and an 18-2 run to open the second half to spark an 82-43 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym.

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Christian Ridlon scored Park Rapids' first 9 points and Taylor Kimball followed a layup with a 3-pointer as the Panthers tied the game at 14-14 with 10:01 to play in the first half.

Two inside baskets apiece by Riley Burns and Kevin Olson and a 3-pointer and layup by Luke VanHavermaet sparked an 18-3 run as the Nuggets claimed a 32-17 advantage.

Back-to-back layups by Ridlon and Chris Goplerud made it 32-21 with 4:42 to play, but three 3-pointers by Burns pushed Hawley's lead to 48-23. Kimball's 3-pointer pulled the Panthers to within 48-26 at the half.

Two layups by Keifer Hinrichs and a 3-pointer by Devon Pekas to open the second half pushed Hawley's advantage to 62-26 with 12:47 to play.

Two layups by Kyle Goplerud, layups by Ridlon and Scott Wolff, jumpers by Tanner Otterness and Brandon Gartner, and a layup by John Massie concluded the scoring for the Panthers.

Ridlon finished with 15 points as the Panthers ended the regular season with a 1-23 record.

Burns scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack for the Nuggets, who improved to 16-8.

HAWLEY: Burns 6 0-0 15, Bjorndahl 1 0-0 2, Severson 3 0-0 6, B. Pekas 2 0-0 4, Johnson 4 1-2 10, Hinrichs 2 2-4 6, D. Pekas 4 0-0 10, VanHavermaet 3 2-4 9, Olson 6 0-1 12, Clute 4 0-0 8. Totals: 35 (FG), 5 for 11 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Kimball 3 0-0 8, Long 1 0-1 2, K. Goplerud 2 0-0 4, C. Goplerud 1 0-0 2, C. Ridlon 6 3-6 15, Otterness 1 0-0 2, Bergquist 0 0-0 0, T. Ridlon 0 0-0 0, Crist 1 0-0 2, Massie 1 0-0 2, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Gartner 1 0-1 2, Waller 0 1-2 1, Wolff 1 1-2 3. Totals: 18 for 50 (FG), 5 for 11 (FT).

Halftime: Hawley 48, Park Rapids 26. Three-point field goals: Burns 3, Johnson 1, D. Pekas 2, VanHavermaet 1, Kimball 2. Team fouls: Hawley 12, Park Rapids 9. Rebounds: Park Rapids 33 (K. Goplerud 6, C. Goplerud 5, C. Ridlon 4, Wolff 3, Kimball 3, Crist 2, Peterson 2, Long 2, Waller 2, Gartner 2, T. Ridlon 1, Otterness 1). Assists: Park Rapids 1 (Gartner). Steals: Park Rapids 5 (C. Ridlon 1, T. Ridlon 1, C. Goplerud 1, Bergquist 1, Kimball 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (Waller 1, Kimball 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 18.

Pirates defeat Panthers

Crookston opened the game with a 17-2 run and used a 14-0 run to open the second half to spark a 67-22 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team last Tuesday night at Crookston.

The Pirates jumped out to a 7-0 lead. After Ridlon hit two free throws, Crookston went on a 10-0 run to build a 17-2 advantage en route to a 33-13 edge at the half.

Tim Desrosier scored 11 points as the Pirates pushed their lead to 47-13 with 11:53 to play. The Pirates outscored Park Rapids 36-9 in the second half.

Ridlon scored 7 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Panthers while Desrosier finished with 21 points for the Pirates, who improved to 13-12.

PARK RAPIDS: C. Ridlon 1 5-7 7, T. Ridlon 0 0-0 0, Crist 2 0-0 4, K. Goplerud 2 0-0 4, Peterson 0 1-2 1, C. Goplerud 0 0-0 0, Long 0 0-0 0, Wolff 2 0-0 4, Bergquist 0 0-0 0, Waller 0 0-0 0, Massie 0 0-0 0, Gartner 1 0-0 2, Otterness 0 0-0 0, Kimball 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 for 36 (FG), 6 for 9 (FT).

CROOKSTON: Desrosier 10 1-2 21, Maiga 3 3-4 11, Forney 4 0-1 9, Gregg 2 1-2 7, Pankow 2 0-1 4, Brewster 2 0-2 4, Hollcraft 2 0-0 4, Bjorgo 1 0-0 3, Remick 1 0-0 2, Delage 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 (FG), 5 for 12 (FT).

Halftime: Crookston 31, Park Rapids 13. Three-point field goals: Bjorgo 1, Gregg 2, Forney 1, Maiga 2. Team fouls: Park Rapids 11, Crookston 11. Rebounds: Park Rapids 27 (C. Ridlon 8, C. Goplerud 7, K. Goplerud 2, Peterson 2, Long 2, Wolff 2, Waller 2, Bergquist 1, Kimball 1). Assists: Park Rapids 1 (Crist). Steals: Park Rapids 5 (Peterson 2, C. Ridlon 1, K. Goplerud 1, Long 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 19.

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