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Poor shooting costs Panthers in season-opening loss to Cardinals

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Poor shooting cost the Park Rapids boys basketball team in its season opener at Staples Friday night.

The Panthers shot just 20 percent (10 for 49) from the field and 40 percent (10 for 25) at the free-throw line in a 68-33 Mid-State Conference loss.

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Taylor Kimball and Christian Ridlon led the Panthers by scoring 14 points apiece. Ridlon also grabbed five rebounds, Chris Goplerud had five rebounds and four steals, and Josh Hays had two assists for the Panthers, who trailed 32-12 at the half.

Eli Beachy led the Cardinals with 15 points.

PARK RAPIDS: Bergquist 0 0-0 0, Randall 0 1-2 1, T. Ridlon 1 0-0 2, Kimball 3 5-7 14, Hays 0 0-0 0, Crist 0 0-3 0, K. Goplerud 0 0-2 0, C. Goplerud 0 1-3 1, Peterson 0 1-3 1, C. Ridlon 6 2-5 14, Wolff 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 of 49 (FG), 10 of 25 (FT).

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Beachy 15, Busker 10, Longbella 9, Glines 7, Jenkins 7, Auger 6, Jansson 5, Borders 5, Parker 2, Israelson 2. Totals: 24 of 56 (FG), 10 of 17 (FT).

Halftime: S-M 32, Park Rapids 12. Three-point field goals: Kimball 3. Rebounds: Park Rapids 26 (C. Ridlon 5, C. Goplerud 5, T. Ridlon 4, Kimball 3, Crist 2, K. Goplerud 2, Peterson 2, Randall 1, Wolff 1, Bergquist 1). Assists: Park Rapids 4 (Hays 2, Kimball 1, Crist 1). Steals: Park Rapids 11 (C. Goplerud 4, Kimball 2, Crist 2, K. Goplerud 2, Hays 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (C. Ridlon 1, T. Ridlon 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 10.

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