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Fast start sparks Pirates’ victory over Panthers

Three quick 3-pointers by Aaron Hollcraft produced a 9-0 lead and set the tone as Crookston used a 49-23 lead at the half to coast to an 84-56 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at Crookston.

     Three quick 3-pointers by Aaron Hollcraft produced a 9-0 lead and set the tone as Crookston used a 49-23 lead at the half to coast to an 84-56 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at Crookston.

     Hollcraft finished with 18 points while Ryan Porter (15), Seth Desrosier (11) and Jonathan Miller (10) also hit double figures for the Pirates, who improved to 4-0 against Section 8AA opponents and 8-0 overall this season. Crookston had 12 players enter the scoring column.

     Derek Porozinski led the Panthers with 23 points. Nick Lopez and Jordan McCollum had three steals each as Park Rapids fell to 2-4 against section teams and 4-4 overall.

 

PARK RAPIDS: Lopez 1 2-2 4, Hanke 3 0-2 6, McCollum 1 2-5 4, Porozinski 9 5-5 23, Hagan 3 0-0 6, Massie 2 0-0 4, Herberg 1 0-0 2, Byer 1 0-0 2, Jewison 2 1-3 5. Totals: 23 for 50 (FG), 10 for 17 (FT).

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CROOKSTON: Hollcraft 18, Porter 15, Desrosier 11, Miller 10, Dorman 6, Garmen 5, Davidson 4, Wavra 4, Summerfeld 4, Deng 3, Delage 2, Froeber 2.

Halftime: Crookston 49, Park Rapids 23. Rebounds: Park Rapids 15 (Hanke 4, Lopez 3, McCollum 3, Massie 2, Hagan 2, Porozinski 1). Assists: Park Rapids 9 (Porozinski 2, Hagan 2, Herberg 1, Lopez 1, Hanke 1, Byer 1, Jewison 1). Steals:  Park Rapids 10 (Lopez 3, McCollum 3, Hanke 1, Porozinski 1, Hagan 1, Jewison 1). Team fouls: Park Rapids 16. Fouled out: Hanke. Turnovers: Park Rapids 16.

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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