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Boys Basketball: Park Rapids defeats Crookston in battle between Section 8AA teams

Logan Jackson and Nick Michaelson sparked the Panthers to a 71-59 victory.

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CROOKSTON – Double-doubles by Logan Jackson and Nick Michaelson led the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 71-59 win at Crookston on Feb. 8.

Park Rapids jumped out to an 18-3 lead before a dunk by Michaelson capped a 13-0 run to extend the margin to 39-13. The Panthers led 39-20 at the half.

An 11-2 run made it 57-34 before Crookston outscored the Panthers’ reserves 25-14 the rest of the way in this game between Section 8AA teams.

Jackson had 18 points, 16 rebounds and six assists while Michaelson added 11 points, 11 rebounds and four steals as Park Rapids improved to 4-3 in section games. Mason Yliniemi (9), Noah Larson (8), Noah Morris (7), Parker Harmon (7), Zach Van Batavia (6) and Isaiah Olson (5) rounded out the scoring for the Panthers, who went 6 for 20 on 3-pointers and turned the ball over 24 times.

Jack Garmen’s 24 points paced the Pirates, who fell to 1-9 in section games and 3-15 overall.

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Park Rapids’ home game against Hawley scheduled for Friday, Feb. 11, was canceled because of the weather.

PARK RAPIDS: Jackson 9 0-2 18, Michaelson 5 0-1 11, Yliniemi 3 0-0 9, Larson 4 0-0 8, N. Morris 3 0-0 7, Harmon 3 0-0 7, Van Batavia 1 4-6 6, Olson 2 1-2 5, Arola 0 0-0 0, Squires 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Hartung 0 0-0 0, Johanning 0 0-0 0, B. Morris 0 0-0 0. Totals: 30 for 72 (FG), 5 for 11 (FT).

CROOKSTON: Garmen 24, Nicholas 15, Hesby 8, Winjum 4, Abeld 2, Giese 2, Michaelson 2, Thomforde 2.

Halftime: Park Rapids 39, Crookston 20. Three-pointers: N. Morris 1, Harmon 1, Yliniemi 3, Michaelson 1. Team fouls: Park Rapids 15, Crookston 10. Rebounds: Park Rapids 56 (Jackson 16, Michaelson 11, Larson 8, Harmon 4, N. Morris 3, Olson 3, Yliniemi 3, Arola 2, Van Batavia 2, Hartung 1, Johnson 1, Johanning 1, Squires 1). Assists: Park Rapids 21 (Jackson 6, Van Batavia 4, Larson 4, Michaelson 3, N. Morris 2, Olson 1, Yliniemi 1). Steals: Park Rapids 12 (Michaelson 4, Van Batavia 2, Harmon 2, Olson 1, Larson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 7 (Jackson 3, Michaelson 2, N. Morris 1, Yliniemi 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 24, Crookston 20.

Lakers defeat Panthers

PARK RAPIDS – Michaelson’s double-double led the Panthers in a 70-60 Mid-State Conference loss to Detroit Lakes at the Area High School gym on Feb. 4.

Michaelson had 25 points and 17 rebounds to go along with six blocked shots and five steals. Larson and Jackson had three assists each.

DETROIT LAKES: Cihak 6 0-1 13, Breeden 4 0-0 11, M. Carrier 10 2-2 26, Solberg 2 0-2 5, Marsh 2 0-0 4, E. Carrier 1 0-0 3, Berg 1 0-0 3, C. Yliniemi 1 0-0 3, Quam 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 FOR 66 (FG), 2 for 5 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Morris 7 1-1 17, Harmon 1 2-2 4, M. Yliniemi 2 0-2 4, Jackson 0 1-2 1, Michaelson 12 0-0 25, Van Batavia 3 0-0 6, Olson 0 0-0 0, Larson 1 1-2 3. Totals: 26 FOR 67 (FG), 5 for 9 (FT).

Halftime: Detroit Lakes 42, Park Rapids 28. Three-pointers: Cihak 1, Breeden 3, M. Carrier 4, Solberg 1, E. Carrier 1, Berg 1, C. Yliniemi 1, Morris 2, Michaelson 1. Team fouls: Detroit Lakes 12, Park Rapids 8. Rebounds: Park Rapids 27 (Michaelson 17, Harmon 7, Van Batavia 4, Morris 3, Jackson 3, Olson 1, Larson 1, Yliniemi 1). Assists: Park Rapids 12 (Larson 3, Jackson 3, Van Batavia 2, Michaelson 2, Morris 1, Yliniemi 1). Steals: Park Rapids 12 (Michaelson 5, Harmon 3, Morris 2, Van Batavia 1, Larson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 7 (Michaelson 6, Jackson 1). Turnovers: Detroit Lakes 18, Park Rapids 14.

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