Hunter Nissen scored 36 points in leading Aitkin to a 60-52 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory over Park Rapids at Aitkin on Thursday, Feb. 11.

The Gobblers, who led 29-19 at the half, improved to 3-2 in the conference and 3-3 overall.

Nick Michaelson posted a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds while adding four steals for Park Rapids. Logan Jackson added 15 points and eight rebounds while James Hartig, Noah Morris, Isaiah Olson and Jackson had two assists each. The loss dropped the Panthers (who went 3 for 21 on 3-pointers and turned the ball over 23 times) to 1-5 in the conference and 2-6 overall.

The Panthers were scheduled to host Crosby-Ironton in another conference game on Feb. 19, but that game has been postponed.

PARK RAPIDS: Hartig 0 1-3 1, Morris 1 2-2 4, Van Batavia 0 0-0 0, Olson 0 0-0 0, Harmon 1 0-2 3, Yliniemi 2 0-0 4, Phillippi 0 0-0 0, Jackson 6 2-2 15, Michaelson 11 2-4 25, Walsh 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 for 54 (FG), 7 for 13 (FT).
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AITKIN: Nissen 36, Williams 6, Hagen 6, Sanford 5, Jarzen 5, Price 2.
Halftime: Aitkin 29, Park Rapids 19. Three-pointers: Harmon 1, Jackson 1, Michaelson 1. Rebounds: Park Rapids 32 (Michaelson 13, Jackson 8, Harmon 4, Hartig 2, Van Batavia 2, Morris 2, Olson 1). Assists: Park Rapids 12 (Hartig 2, Morris 2, Olson 2, Jackson 2, Van Batavia 1, Harmon 1, Yliniemi 1, Michaelson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 13 (Michaelson 4, Morris 2, Hartig 1, Van Batavia 1, Olson 1, Harmon 1, Yliniemi 1, Phillippi 1, Jackson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Jackson). Team fouls: Park Rapids 18. Turnovers: Park Rapids 23.