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Zach Jewison went up for a layup during Park Rapids' game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Tuesday night.
Zach Jewison went up for a layup during Park Rapids' game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Tuesday night.

Turnovers cost Panthers in loss to D-G-F

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     Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton capitalized on turnovers and fouls to defeat the Park Rapids boys basketball team 78-72 Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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     The Rebels forced 27 turnovers in the game and made 16 of 21 free throws in the second half to spark the win.

     Both teams exchanged the lead in the first half as D-G-F settled for a 33-32 lead at the half. Derek Porozinski and Zach Jewison had two baskets apiece off rebounds and Rilee Johnson hit two short jumpers as the Panthers claimed a 23-18 lead. Two 3-pointers by Alex Matthews and three layups by Zack Nelson gave D-G-F a 33-29 advantage before two free throws by Wyatt Derman made it 33-32 at the break.

     Derman and Jordan McCollum opened the second half with 3-pointers and Derman followed with another 3-pointer and three jumpers, but the Panthers faced a 73-66 deficit. Jumpers by McCollum and Derman and two free throws by Derman cut the gap to 74-72 with 48 seconds to play before the Rebels hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

     Nelson finished with 24 points and Matthews added 16 points to lead the Rebels, who improved to 2-1 against Section 8AA opponents and 3-2 overall.

     Derman led the Panthers with 22 points while Jewison had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds. McCollum added 11 points and five assists while Johnson and Porozinski also hit double figures with 11 points apiece as the Panthers fell to 1-2 against section teams and 3-2 overall.

DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON: Jacobson 1 0-0 3, Nelson 9 6-6 24, Bjerke 3 5-7 11, Payne 1 0-0 2, Stalberger 3 1-4 7, Schumann 1 5-8 7, Matthews 7 0-0 16, Tollefson 4 0-0 8. Totals: 29 (FG), 17 for 25 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Derman 7 6-6 22, Johnson 4 3-6 11, J. McCollum 4 2-4 11, Porozinski 4 3-6 11, Jewison 3 5-6 11, Massie 1 2-2 4, Brovitch 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 for 55 (FG), 21 for 30 (FT).

Halftime: D-G-F 33, Park Rapids 32. Three-point field goals: Jacobson 1, Matthews 2, Derman 2, J. McCollum 1. Team fouls: D-G-F 22, Park Rapids 20. Fouled out: Porozinski. Rebounds: Park Rapids 34 (Jewison 18, Derman 4, Johnson 4, J. McCollum 3, Porozinski 3, Massie 1, Brovitch 1). Assists: P ark Rapids 11 (J. McCollum 5, Jewison 3, Porozinski 2, Johnson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 6 (Derman 2, Porozinski 2, Jewison 2). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (Porozinski 2). Turnovers: Park Rapids 27.

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