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Park Rapids’ Remington Hagan drove to the basket during last Saturday night’s game against Pelican Rapids.

Vikings hit 100 in win over Panthers

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     Ryan Bruggeman’s 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds led Pelican Rapids to a 100-77 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team in the regular-season finale for both teams last Saturday night at the Area High School gym.

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     Bruggeman opened the game with a pair of jumpers and a three-point play to give the Vikings a 7-0 lead.

     After a 3-pointer by Tyler McCollum and a three-point play by Rilee Johnson cut the gap to 10-6 at the 13:25 mark, Pelican Rapids used a layup by Travis Haugen and a jumper by Nathan Sillerud for a 15-6 advantage at the 11:15 mark.

     McCollum scored twice off rebounds, Johnson hit a jumper and Derek Porozinski converted a three-point play as the Panthers closed the margin to 21-17 at the 8:07 mark.

     A layup by McCollum, 3-pointers by Wyatt Derman and Jordan McCollum, and baskets by Jordan McCollum and Johnson  kept the Panthers within 38-32 with 3:25 to play in the first half before a jumper, 3-pointer and three-point play by Bruggeman gave Pelican Rapids a 52-39 cushion at the break.

     A jumper and 3-pointer by Tyler McCollum, a layup by Johnson and two inside baskets by Zach Jewison were offset by 3-pointers by Blaine Gorton and Charles Taylor as the Vikings maintained a 60-50 lead with 14:15 to play.

     A pair of layups by Haugen pushed Pelican Rapids’ lead to 66-50 with 12:40 remaining. A 3-pointer by Jordan McCollum, a layup by Johnson and two inside baskets by Tyler McCollum made it 70-59 with 10:37 left before Bruggeman hit two jumpers and a pair of layups to extend the Vikings’ lead to 80-61 with 8:17 remaining.

     Layups by Sillerud, Taylor and Haugen pushed the lead to 88-65 at the 6:10 mark. A layup by Johnson, a basket off a rebound by Zach Jewison, a pair of field goals by Hunter Jewison and a layup by Damion Hanke concluded the scoring for the Panthers.

     Tyler McCollum scored 22 points and had nine rebounds and six assists while Johnson and Jordan McCollum scored 15 points apiece. Johnson added seven rebounds and three steals as the Panthers fell to 15-10.

     Haugen (19) and Taylor (16) also hit double figures for the Vikings, who improved to 17-7.

PELICAN RAPIDS: Bruggeman 15 9-12 41, Mackner 3 1-2 7, Haugen 9 1-2 19, Gorton 4 0-0 9, Sillerud 2 0-0 4, Honrud 2 0-0 4, Taylor 7 1-3 16. Totals: 42 (FG), 12 for 19 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: T. McCollum 8 4-5 22, Johnson 6 3-3 15, J. McCollum 4 4-4 15, Porozinski 2 1-1 5, Z. Jewison 3 1-3 7, Massie 0 0-0 0, Hanke 1 0-1 2, Derman 2 0-0 5, Ness 0 0-0 0, Hagan 0 0-1 0, H. Jewison 2 1-1 5, Hess 0 1-2 1. Totals: 28 for 72 (FG), 15 for 21 (FT).

Halftime: Pelican Rapids 52, Park Rapids 39. Three-pointers: Bruggeman 2, Gorton 1, Taylor 1, T. McCollum 2, J. McCollum 3, Derman 1. Rebounds: Park Rapids 37 (T. McCollum 9, Johnson 7, Z. Jewison 5, Hagan 4, J. McCollum 3, Hess 3, Derman 2, Porozinski 2, Hanke 1, H. Jewison 1). Assists: Park Rapids 19 (T. McCollum 6, Johnson 3, J. McCollum 3, Derman 2, Hagan 2, Massie 1, Porozinski 1, Hess 1). Steals: Park Rapids 7 (Johnson 3, Porozinski 2, T. McCollum 1, Hagan 1). Team fouls: Park Rapids 19. Turnovers: Park Rapids 18.

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