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Panthers run past PR-B for 78-26 victory

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Three players reached double figures in the first half as the Park Rapids boys basketball team coasted to a 78-26 win over Pine River-Backus Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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Jordan McCollum's 13 points, Tyler McCollum's 11 points and Chris Goplerud's 11 points sparked the Panthers to a 48-14 lead at the half.

For the game, the Panthers had 11 players score points, led by Kyle Goplerud's 16 points. Jordan McCollum and Chris Goplerud finished with 15 points each as the Panthers turned 20 steals into easy baskets.

Rilee Johnson led the Panthers with nine steals and joined Jordan McCollum with four assists. Kyle Goplerud grabbed nine rebounds, Zach Jewison had seven rebounds, Chris Goplerud had six rebounds, and Mason Long and Kyle Goplerud dished out three assists apiece as the Panthers improved to 6-11 on the season.

Zach Struss scored 12 points to lead the Tigers, who fell to 1-17.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS: Howard 0 1-2 1, Bueckers 1 0-0 2, Krecklau 2 2-3 6, Struss 5 2-3 12, Raph 0 2-2 2, Mager 1 1-1 3. Totals: 9 (FG), 8 for 11 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Long 0 2-4 2, T. McCollum 5 0-0 11, Johnson 0 1-6 1, K. Goplerud 7 2-2 16, C. Goplerud 7 0-0 15, Massie 2 0-0 5, J. McCollum 5 4-4 15, Porozinski 2 1-2 5, Gartner 1 2-4 4, Derman 1 0-0 2, Brovitch 0 0-0 0, Jewison 1 0-0 2. Totals: 31 for 63 (FG), 12 for 23 (FT).

Halftime: Park Rapids 48, PR-B 14. Three-point field goals: T. McCollum 1, C. Goplerud 1, Massie 1, J. McCollum 1. Team fouls: PR-B 16, Park Rapids 17. Rebounds: Park Rapids 40 (K. Goplerud 9, Jewison 7, C. Goplerud 6, J. McCollum 5, Porozinski 3, Brovitch 3, T. McCollum 2, Gartner 2, Derman 2, Johnson 1). Assists: Park Rapids 21 (J. McCollum 4, Johnson 4, Long 3, K. Goplerud 3, Gartner 2, Massie 1, Porozinski 1, Derman 1, Brovitch 1, Jewison 1). Steals: Park Rapids 20 (Johnson 9, K. Goplerud 3, J. McCollum 2, T. McCollum 2, Gartner 2, Massie 1, C. Goplerud 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (J. McCollum 1, K. Goplerud 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 14.

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