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Marisa Ritgers drove to the basket during Park Rapids' game against Perham Thursday night.

Panthers defeated by section opponents

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Three teams looking to move up in the south half of the Section 8AA standings defeated the Park Rapids girls basketball team last week.

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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton outscored the Panthers 33-17 in the second half for a 61-39 victory last Monday night at Glyndon. The Rebels stayed in the No. 7 spot in the section standings with an 8-6 record.

Perham closed out the first half with a 19-4 run to spark a 63-38 win over the Panthers Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Perham holds the No. 3 spot in the section standings with a 13-2 record.

Crosby-Ironton jumped out to a 36-12 halftime lead en route to a 62-18 Mid-State Conference victory Friday night at Crosby. The Rangers are 12-5 and in fifth place in the section standings.

Rebels defeat Panthers

Eight different players scored points in the second half in leading the Rebels past Park Rapids.

Kim Brinkman's 13 points led D-G-F, which led 28-22 at the half.

Ashley Domino scored 13 points and had five rebounds and five steals to lead the Panthers. Olivia Vaadeland and Lydia Lutz also had five rebounds each, CarsonLee Christenson had five steals and Alyssa Carlson dished out three assists.

PARK RAPIDS: Booge 0 0-0 0, Christenson 3 0-1 6, Bateman 0 1-3 1, Lutz 2 0-0 4, Pierce 1 0-0 2, Domino 4 5-8 13, Carlson 3 1-3 8, Grimes 1 1-4 3, Rittgers 1 0-0 2, Vaadeland 0 0-2 0. Totals: 15 for 50 (FG), 8 for 21 (FT).

D-G-F: Brinkman 3 5-8 13, Yliniemi 3 1-2 7, Bergee 3 3-5 9, Molstre 1 0-2 3, Senske 1 3-5 5, Mercil 0 2-4 2, Madson 1 0-0 3, Geiser 1 0-1 2, Clark 3 1-3 7, Salter 2 0-0 4, Highness 3 0-2 6. Totals: 21 for 51 (FG), 15 for 32 (FT).

Halftime: D-G-F 28, Park Rapids 22. Three-point field goals: Carlson 1, Brinkman 2, Molstre 1, Madson 1. Team fouls: Park Rapids 24, D-G-F 20. Fouled out: Vaadeland. Rebounds: Park Rapids 24 (Lutz 5, Domino 5, Vaadeland 5, Christenson 4, Grimes 2, Bateman 1, Carlson 1, Pierce 1). Assists: Park Rapids 6 (Carlson 3, Christenson 1, Bateman 1, Lutz 1). Steals: Park Rapids 16 (Christenson 5, Domino 5, Lutz 2, Carlson 2, Grimes 1, Rittgers 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 5 (Lutz 1, Domino 1, Carlson 1, Grimes 1, Vaadeland 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 32, D-G-F 29.

Perham breaks open close game

Three-pointers by Steph Miller and Becky Stoll broke open a close game and sparked Perham to the win.

A jumper by Lutz, a 3-pointer by Carlson, an inside basket by Vaadeland and a jumper by Christenson kept Park Rapids within 11-9 before Perham closed out the half with a 19-4 run to claim a 30-13 lead at the half.

Putbacks by Christenson and Anna Grimes, jumpers by Lutz and Domino, a 3-pointer by Carlson, a layup by Christenson, and a jumper by Carlson crept the Panthers to within 43-29 with 11:21 to play.

Perham sealed the win by going on a 15-1 run for a 58-30 lead with 4:37 remaining. Christenson hit two free throws and converted a three-point play while Carlson hit a jumper as the Panthers trailed 58-38 with 3:00 to play.

Christenson scored 14 points and Carlson had 12 points to lead the Panthers.

Katrina Moenkedick (15), Stoll (10) and Miller (10) hit double figures for the Yellowjackets.

PERHAM: Meehl 1 0-1 2, Tobkin 1 0-0 2, Huber 3 2-2 9, Stoll 4 0-0 10, Guck 0 3-4 3, Lockhart 1 0-0 2, Karvonen 2 0-2 4, Miller 3 2-2 10, Moenkedick 7 1-2 15, Coleman 1 4-7 6. Totals: 23 (FG), 12 for 20 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Christenson 5 4-5 14, Lutz 2 0-2 4, Carlson 5 0-0 12, Grimes 1 0-0 2, Vaadeland 1 1-4 3, Booge 0 0-0 0, Yliniemi 0 0-0 0, Bateman 0 0-0 0, Pierce 0 0-0 0, Domino 1 1-2 3, Olson 0 0-0 0, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Rittgers 0 0-0 0, Price 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 (FG), 6 for 13 (FT).

Halftime: Perham 30, Park Rapids 13. Three-point field goals: Huber 1, Stoll 2, Miller 2, Carlson 2. Team fouls: Perham 14, Park Rapids 20.

Rangers take control early

Jana Anderson scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the first half in leading C-I past the Panthers.

Chelsey Bonsante and September Prushek added 12 points apiece and Missy Foote added 10 points for the Rangers, who outscored Park Rapids 26-6 in the second half. C-I, which defeated the Panthers 64-30 earlier this season, improved to 5-1 in conference play.

The Panthers fell to 0-7 in the conference and 0-16 overall.

PARK RAPIDS: Christenson 6, Lutz 2, Domino 4, Carlson 2, Booge 2, Grimes 2.

CROSBY-IRONTON: Biever 3, Bonsante 12, Anderson 16, Prushek 12, Goshey 4, Lundgren 3, Foote 10, Hudrlik 2.

Halftime: C-I 36, Park Rapids 12. Three-point field goals: Biever 1, Bonsante 2, Anderson 2, Prushek 2. Team fouls: Park Rapids 14, C-I 13.

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