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Balanced attack lifts Lakers past Panthers

Four players scored in double figures as Detroit Lakes remained undefeated in Mid-State Conference play with a 70-38 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Jan. 18 at Detroit Lakes.

Four players scored in double figures as Detroit Lakes remained undefeated in Mid-State Conference play with a 70-38 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Jan. 18 at Detroit Lakes.

Ben Stearns (15), Nate Cihak (11), Jacob Bettcher (10) and Gabe Hanninen (10) scored in double figures for the Lakers, who improved to 4-0 in the conference and 7-5 overall. The Lakers led 43-19 at the half.

Gabe Bagstad scored 15 points and had three assists and three steals to lead the Panthers, who lost for the sixth game in a row. Kolby Brandt grabbed 10 rebounds, Preston Renneberg had seven rebounds, Jeff Haas had four steals and three assists, and Ty Karger had three assists as Park Rapids fell to 3-2 in the conference and 4-8 overall.

PARK RAPIDS: Stewart 0 0-0 0, Reish 2 1-2 6, Haas 1 0-1 2, Renneberg 1 0-0 2, H. Brandt 1 0-0 2, Clark 0 0-0 0, Bagstad 6 0-0 15, Karger 0 0-0 0, Michaelson 3 0-0 6, K. Brandt 1 0-0 2, Ohm 1 0-0 2, Walsh 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 for 34 (FG), 1 for 5 (FT).

DETROIT LAKES: Stearns 15, Cihak 11, Bettcher 10, Hanninen 10, Gunderson 7, Markuson 6, Kerzman 4, Cheska 3, Noll 2, Schramel 2.

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Halftime: Detroit Lakes 43, Park Rapids 19. Three-pointers: Reish 1, Bagstad 3, Walsh 1. Rebounds: Park Rapids 39 (K. Brandt 10, Renneberg 7, Micharlson 5, Ohm 5, H. Brandt 4, Bagstad 3, Haas 2, Reish 1, Karger 1, Walsh 1). Assists: Park Rapids 11 (Haas 3, Bagstad 3, Karger 3, Renneberg 1, Walsh 1). Steals: Park Rapids 11 (Haas 4, Bagstad 3, K. Brandt 2, Karger 1, Michaelson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Renneberg). Team fouls: Park Rapids 18. Turnovers: Park Rapids 19.

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