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Lueck leads balanced attack as Patriots defeat Panthers

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Mattie Lueck and Vanessa Lane combined for five layups to spark an 18-3 run to open the game and Kayla Miller and Abby Palmer had two layups apiece during a 16-3 run late in the first half to spark Pequot Lakes to an 85-32 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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After Pequot Lakes took a 12-1 lead, the Panthers used a jumper by Justine Rittgers, a three-point play by Katelyn Hilmanowski, two free throws by Charity Ridlon and a basket off a rebound by Tori Lauderbaugh to stay within 26-10 with 9:27 to play in the first half.

The Patriots followed with a 12-1 run before a jumper by Megan Grimes and two free throws by Grace Bateman made it 40-15 with 4:08 to play. Pequot Lakes ended the half with an 8-0 run to carry a 48-15 advantage into the intermission.

Park Rapids opened the second half with a 3-pointer by Katie Klein and a three-point play by Ridlon to close the gap to 48-21 with 16:48 to play. The Patriots followed with a 10-0 run before a jumper by Hope Johnson and a layup by Ridlon made it 60-25 with 13:02 remaining.

The Panthers managed only baskets by Lauderbaugh, Grimes and Greta Hanson the rest of the way in falling to 0-8 in the conference and 1-16 overall.

Lueck finished with 20 points while Miller and Brittny Bzdok added 13 points each for the Patriots, who improved to 4-3 in the conference and 10-8 overall.

PEQUOT LAKES: Lueck 9 1-3 20, Lane 5 0-0 10, Mott 4 0-0 8, Hogen 4 0-0 8, Miller 6 1-2 13, Bzdok 6 0-0 13, Kreitz 0 0-5 0, White 2 0-1 5, Palmer 3 0-2 6, Maher 1 0-0 2. Totals: 40 (FG), 2 for 13 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Grimes 2 1-2 5, Klein 1 0-2 3, Booge 0 0-0 0, Ridlon 2 3-3 7, Price 0 0-0 0, Rittgers 1 0-0 2, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Bateman 0 3-4 3, Lauderbaugh 2 1-4 5, Hanson 1 0-1 2, Hilmanowski 1 1-1 3. Totals: 11 (FG), 9 for 17 (FT).

Halftime: Pequot Lakes 48, Park Rapids 15. Three-point field goals: Lueck 1, Bzdok 1, White 1, Klein 1.

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