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Panthers drop Mid-State games to Lakers, Patriots

John Massie looked to dribble out of a double team during Park Rapids' Mid-State Conference game against Detroit Lakes Tuesday night.1 / 2
Ryan Peterson put up a shot during Park Rapids' game against Detroit Lakes Tuesday night.2 / 2

A balanced scoring attack led Detroit Lakes to an 81-35 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory at Park Rapids Tuesday night.

Josh Stalberger (13) and Rick Hutchinson (10) hit double figures as the Lakers built a 51-22 lead at the half. Chris Goplerud and Christian Ridlon combined for 12 points for the Panthers.

Nine different players scored for Detroit Lakes in the second half. Goplerud hit a pair of jumpers, including a 3-pointer, and Ridlon scored twice inside to lead the Panthers.

Ridlon finished with 12 points and six rebounds while Goplerud added 11 points and four rebounds as the Panthers fell to 0-9 in the conference and 1-15 overall.

Stalberger (15), Brian Labat (12), Jon Gilson (11) and Hutchinson (10) scored in double figures for the Lakers, who improved to 7-1 in conference play and 14-5 overall.

DETROIT LAKES: K. McLeod 3 0-0 6, Mollberg 4 1-4 9, C. McLeod 2 2-2 6, Gilson 5 1-4 11, Hutchinson 2 6-6 10, Labat 6 0-0 12, Long 0 0-2 0, Baukol 1 0-0 3, Stalberger 6 3-4 15, Singer 1 0-0 2, Hoganson 0 0-2 0, Bausman 3 1-2 7. Totals: 33 (FG), 14 for 26 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: C. Ridlon 5 2-5 12, C. Goplerud 5 0-0 11, K. Goplerud 3 0-0 6, T. Ridlon 2 0-0 4, Waller 0 2-2 2, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Long 0 0-0 0, Carlson 0 0-2 0, Wolff 0 0-0 0, Bergquist 0 0-0 0, Massie 0 0-2 0, Gartner 0 0-0 0, Otterness 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 for 42 (FG), 4 for 11 (FT).

Halftime: Detroit Lakes 51, Park Rapids 22. Three-point field goals: Baukol 1, C. Goplerud 1. Rebounds: Park Rapids 20 (C. Ridlon 6, K. Goplerud 4, C. Goplerud 4, Waller 3, T. Ridlon 1, Peterson 1, Gartner 1). Assists: Park Rapids 1 (Carlson). Steals: Park Rapids 1 (C. Ridlon). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (K. Goplerud). Turnovers: Park Rapids 14.

Patriots run past Panthers

Pequot Lakes also posted a conference win over the Panthers with a 94-24 victory last Friday night.

Kurtis Moody (12), Tomas Parker (12), Steve Duval (12) and Brian Craig (11) all scored in double figures for the Patriots, who improved to 8-1 in the conference and 14-4 overall. Pequot Lakes is ranked No. 5 in this week's state Class AA poll.

Kyle Goplerud had 10 points, six rebounds and two assists for the Panthers.

PARK RAPIDS: K. Goplerud 2 6-8 10, C. Ridlon 2 2-4 6, Peterson 0 2-2 2, C. Goplerud 1 0-0 2, Wolff 1 0-0 2, Gartner 1 0-0 2, T. Ridlon 0 0-0 0, Long 0 0-0 0, Carlson 0 0-0 0, Bergquist 0 0-0 0, Waller 0 0-0 0, Massie 0 0-0 0, Otterness 0 0-0 0. Totals: 7 for 41 (FG), 10 for 14 (FT).

PEQUOT LAKES: Moody 12, Parker 12, Duval 12, Craig 11, Davich 9, Anderson 8, Lange 6, Tulenchik 6, Johnson 6, Greer 5, Leagjeld 5, Goerges 2.

Halftime: Pequot Lakes 56, Park Rapids 17. Rebounds: Park Rapids 21 (K. Goplerud 6, C. Goplerud 4, C. Ridlon 3, Carlson 2, T. Ridlon 1, Peterson 1, Long 1, Bergquist 1, Waller 1, Massie 1). Assists: Park Rapids 2 (K. Goplerud 2). Steals: Park Rapids 6 (C. Ridlon 3, K. Goplerud 1, Carlson 1, Wolff 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Wolff) Turnovers: Park Rapids 25.

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