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Panthers follow losses to Yellowjackets, Cardinals with easy win over Warriors

Jordan McCollum hit four early 3-pointers as the Park Rapids boys basketball team built a 25-5 lead in coasting to an 82-53 victory over Warroad Saturday at the Area High School gym.

Adam Herberg
Adam Herberg drove to the basket as Warroad’s Mitchell Roberts (14) defended during Saturday’s game.

     Jordan McCollum hit four early 3-pointers as the Park Rapids boys basketball team built a 25-5 lead in coasting to an 82-53 victory over Warroad Saturday at the Area High School gym.

     A 3-pointer by McCollum, a layup by Damion Hanke, a basket off a rebound by Derek Porozinski, and two more 3-pointers by McCollum gave the Panthers a quick 15-3 lead at the 13:19 mark. Another 3-pointer by McCollum, a jumper by Riley Massie and a layup by Adam Herberg made it 25-5 with 10:25 to play in the first half.

     Layups by Remington Hagan and Herberg, a basket off a rebound by Porozinski, 3-pointers by Herberg and McCollum, and a layup by Nick Lopez made it 40-18 at the 3:47 mark before layups by Lopez and Porozinski and 3-pointers by Herberg and McCollum gave the Panthers a 50-26 advantage at the half.

     Three layups apiece by Hanke and Porozinski, a jumper by Lopez, a layup off a steal by Hagan and a layup by Massie pushed the Panthers’ lead to 71-41 with 9:23 to play. A layup by McCollum, 3-pointers by Herberg and Massie, and a jumper by Massie made it 80-45 with 4:40 remaining to conclude the scoring for the Panthers.

     McCollum finished with 25 points, seven rebound and four steals; Herberg scored 14 points and had four steals; and Porozinski had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead a balanced attack for the Panthers, who improved to 4-6 against Section 8AA teams and 7-7 overall. Massie also had four steals and Hagan added five rebounds.

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     Jason Cole scored 22 points to lead the Warriors, who fell to 0-7 in the section and 2-12 overall.

 

WARROAD: Roberts 1 0-0 2, Ratsavongsy 2 5-7 9, Cole 8 5-7 22, Fast 1 0-0 2, Garbe 6 1-2 13, Ness 1 0-0 3, Heppner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 (FG), 11 for 16 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Lopez 3 2-2 8, Hanke 4 1-4 9, McCollum 7 5-7 25, Porozinski 6 1-4 13, Hagan 2 0-0 4, Massie 4 0-0 9, Herberg 5 1-4 14, Kosel 0 0-0 0, Byer 0 0-0 0, Yliniemi 0 0-0 0. Totals: 31 for 70 (FG), 10 for 21 (FT).

Halftime: Park Rapids 50, Warroad 26. Three-pointers: Cole 1, Ness 1, McCollum 6, Massie 1, Herberg 3. Team fouls: Warroad 14, Park Rapids 16. Rebounds: Park Rapids 25 (Porozinski 6, McCollum 4, Hanke 3, Hagan 3, Massie 2, Herberg 2, Lopez 2, Yliniemi 2, Kosel 1). Assists:  Park Rapids 22 (McCollum 7, Porozinski 5, Hagan 5, Massie 3, Kosel 1, Byer 1). Steals: Park Rapids 21 (Massie 4, Herberg 4, McCollum 4, Hanke 3, Kosel 2, Porozinski 2, Lopez 1, Hagan 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (Massie 1, Porozinski 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 11.

 

Cardinals hold off Panthers

     Andrew Israelson made four free throws down the stretch as Staples-Motley defeated the Panthers 78-74 in a Mid-State Conference game Thursday night at the Area High School gym.

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     The Cardinals led 47-31 at the half before holding off a late Park Rapids comeback. Israelson led the Cardinals with 22 points. Blake Connell added 16 points while Zack Hoffmann scored 11 points. Staples-Motley improved to 3-3 in the conference and 7-9 overall.

     Porozinski had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four steals. McCollum (19), Lopez (12) and Hagan (12) also hit double figures for the Panthers, who fell to 2-3 in conference play. Hagan had seven assists and joined McCollum with four steals.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Israelson 22, Connell 16, Hoffmann 11, Lund 8, G. Smith 7, B. Smith 7, Schimpp 3, Paskewitz 3.

PARK RAPIDS: Lopez 5 0-0 12, Hanke 3 0-2 6, McCollum 7 1-2 19, Porozinski 10 2-9 22, Hagan 5 0-0 12, Massie 0 1-3 1, Herberg 0 2-2 2, Byer 0 0-0 0. Totals: 30 for 73 (FG), 6 for 18 (FT).

Halftime: S-M 47, Park Rapids 31. Three-pointers: Lopez 2, McCollum 4, Hagan 2. Rebounds: Park Rapids 28 (Porozinski 12, Lopez 5, Hanke 3, Hagan 3, Massie 2, McCollum 2, Byer 1). Assists: Park Rapids 18 (Hagan 7, Lopez 4, Hanke 4, McCollum 3). Steals: Park Rapids 17 (McCollum 4, Porozinski 4, Hagan 4, Lopez 3, Massie 1, Hanke 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 3 (Hagan 2, Lopez 1). Team fouls: Park Rapids 22. Fouled out: McCollum, Porozinski. Turnovers: Park Rapids 13.

 

Perham defeats Panthers

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     Christian Weis led a balanced attack with 20 points in leading Perham to a 64-48 win over the Panthers last Tuesday night at Perham.

     Jaden Anderson (12), Sam Muer (12) and Jenson Beachy (10) also scored in double figures for the Yellowjackets, who improved to 6-6.

     McCollum’s 14 points and seven rebounds and Lopez’s 11 points led the Panthers. Hanke and Porozinski had three assists each.

 

PARK RAPIDS: Lopez 5 0-0 11, Hanke 2 0-0 4, McCollum 4 6-8 14, Porozinski 3 0-3 6, Hagan 2 0-0 6, Massie 2 0-2 5, Herberg 0 0-0 0, Kosel 0 0-0 0, Byer 1 0-1 2. Totals: 19 for 45 (FG), 6 for 16 (FT).

PERHAM: Weis 20, Anderson 12, Muer 12, Beachy 10, Tellinghuisen 5, King 2, Johnson 2, Meyer 1.

Halftime: Perham 30, Park Rapids 26. Three-pointers: Massie 1, Lopez 1, Hagan 2. Rebounds: Park Rapids 20 (McCollum 7, Porozinski 5, Hanke 3, Massie 2, Herberg 2, Kosel 1). Assists: Park Rapids 9 (Hanke 3, Porozinski 3, McCollum 2, Hagan 1). Steals:  Park Rapids 9 (Hanke 2, Porozinski 2, Hagan 2, Herberg 1, Lopez 1, McCollum 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Porozinski 1). Team fouls: Park Rapids 13. Fouled out: Porozinski. Turnovers: Park Rapids 9.

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