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Boys Basketball: Park Rapids ends regular season with 4 losses

The Panthers drop games to Pequot Lakes, Wadena-Deer Creek, Detroit Lakes and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.

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PARK RAPIDS – The Park Rapids boys basketball team ended the regular season with a 47-45 Mid-State Conference loss to Pequot Lakes at the Area High School gym on March 4.

Eli Laposky (16) and Sam Rysavy (10) scored in double figures to lead the Patriots, who also defeated Park Rapids 69-54 on Feb. 12. Pequot Lakes won the conference title with a 9-1 record while improving to 20-6 overall. Detroit Lakes finished second in the Mid-State standings at 8-2.

Nick Michaelson had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five steals while Noah Morris scored 12 points. Parker Harmon had seven rebounds and Logan Jackson had four assists for the Panthers, who fell to 5-4 in the conference and 15-9 overall with their fourth straight loss. Park Rapids went 5 for 16 on 3-pointers while Pequot Lakes made 6 of 22 3-pointers.

PEQUOT LAKES: Laposky 16, Rysavy 10, Spiczka 5, Harmala 4, Kennen 3, Loge 3, Ruud 3, Kotaska 2.

PARK RAPIDS: Morris 4 0-0 12, Van Batavia 1 0-0 2, Harmon 0 1-4 1, Yliniemi 1 0-0 3, Larson 1 0-0 2, Jackson 2 0-1 4, Michaelson 10 1-4 21. Totals: 19 for 47 (FG), 2 for 9 (FT).

Halftime: Park Rapids 17, Pequot Lakes 14. Three-pointers: Morris 4, Yliniemi 1. Team fouls: Pequot Lakes 13, Park Rapids 14. Rebounds: Park Rapids 33 (Michaelson 13, Harmon 7, Jackson 5, Morris 4, Larson 2, Van Batavia 1, Yliniemi 1). Assists: Park Rapids 14 (Jackson 4, Morris 3, Harmon 3, Van Batavia 2, Michaelson 2). Steals: Park Rapids 10 (Michaelson 5, Van Batavia 2, Morris 1, Harmon 1, Jackson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Michaelson). Turnovers: Pequot Lakes 13, Park Rapids 18.

Wadena-Deer Creek tops Panthers

PARK RAPIDS – Michaelson’s double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds along with five assists and five blocked shots led the Panthers in a 68-65 loss to Wadena-Deer Creek at the Area High School gym on March 3.

Noah Larson (16) and Jackson (13) also scored in double figures while Zach Van Batavia led the way with three steals and Harmon had four assists for the Panthers, who made 5 of 18 3-pointers.

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WADENA-DEER CREEK: Loer 3 4-4 10, Christianson 1 1-2 3, Rondestvedt 4 9-12 18, Kallevig 5 1-1 11, Church 8 2-2 24, Hamann 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 for 57 (FG), 17 for 21 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Morris 3 1-1 9, Harmon 3 0-0 7, Yliniemi 1 1-2 3, Jackson 6 0-0 13, Michaelson 7 0-0 15, Van Batavia 0 2-2 2, Larson 6 4-4 16. Totals: 26 for 62 (FG), 8 for 9 (FT).

Halftime: W-DC 32, Park Rapids 28. Three-pointers: Rondestvedt 1, Church 6, Morris 2, Harmon 1, Jackson 1, Michaelson 1. Team fouls: W-DC 10, Park Rapids 14. Rebounds: Park Rapids 36 (Michaelson 16, Jackson 6, Larson 5, Harmon 4, Van Batavia 3, Morris 1, Yliniemi 1). Assists: Park Rapids 17 (Michaelson 5, Harmon 4, Van Batavia 3, Jackson 3, Yliniemi 1, Larson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 9 (Van Batavia 3, Larson 2, Morris 1, Harmon 1, Yliniemi 1, Michaelson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 7 (Michaelson 5, Morris 1, Harmon 1). Turnovers: W-DC 13, Park Rapids 17.

Detroit Lakes defeats Panthers

DETROIT LAKES – Detroit Lakes took over sole possession of second place in the Mid-State Conference standings with a 78-69 win over the Panthers on March 1.

Mason Carrier hit seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points while Nate Cihak added 18 points to lead Detroit Lakes. The Lakers, who defeated Park Rapids 70-60 on Feb. 4, improved to 6-2 in the conference and 9-14 overall. DL made 10 of 28 3-pointers.

Michaelson had another double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds while adding four steals to lead the Panthers, who went 10 for 23 on 3-pointers. Larson (12) and Jackson (11) also scored in double figures while Morris had four assists.

PARK RAPIDS: Morris 2 2-2 8, Van Batavia 1 0-3 2, Harmon 2 1-2 5, Yliniemi 2 0-0 4, Larson 5 0-0 12, Jackson 5 0-0 11, Michaelson 10 2-5 27. Totals: 27 for 59 (FG), 5 for 12 (FT).

DETROIT LAKES: M. Carrier 31, Cihak 18, Marsh 9, Solberg 5, Brazen 4, Berg 4, E. Carrier 4, Mohr 2, Quam 1,

Halftime: Park Rapids 32, Detroit Lakes 32. Three-pointers: Morris 2, Larson 2, Jackson 1, Michaelson 5. Team fouls: Park Rapids 15, Detroit Lakes 14. Rebounds: Park Rapids 34 (Michaelson 12, Harmon 5, Larson 5, Jackson 4, Morris 3, Van Batavia 3, Yliniemi 2). Assists: Park Rapids 14 (Morris 4, Harmon 3, Jackson 3, Larson 2, Van Batavia 1, Michaelson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 5 (Michaelson 4, Harmon 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Michaelson). Turnovers: Park Rapids 19, Detroit Lakes 10.

D-G-F edges Panthers

GLYNDON – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton maintained the top spot in the Section AA standings by hanging on for an 84-81 win over the Panthers on Feb. 28.

The Rebels improved to 13-1 against section opponents and 19-4 overall while the Panthers fell to 4-4 in section games.

Jackson just missed a triple-double with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Michaelson scored 22 points, Morris finished with 18 points and Van Batavia chipped in 10 points for the Panthers, who went 11 for 23 on 3-pointers.

PARK RAPIDS: Morris 7 0-0 18, Van Batavia 4 1-1 10, Harmon 1 0-0 3, Yliniemi 2 0-0 5, Larson 4 0-0 8, Jackson 7 0-0 15, Michaelson 9 1-1 22. Totals: 34 for 58 (FG), 2 for 2 (FT).

Halftime: Park Rapids 48, D-G-F 40. Three-pointers: Morris 4, Van Batavia 1, Harmon 1, Yliniemi 1, Jackson 1, Michaelson 3. Team fouls: Park Rapids 13, D-G-F 6. Rebounds: Park Rapids 25 (Jackson 8, Michaelson 7, Harmon 4, Morris 2, Van Batavia 2, Yliniemi 2). Assists: Park Rapids 24 (Jackson 9, Morris 5, Van Batavia 3, Michaelson 3, Harmon 2, Yliniemi 1, Larson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 3 (Van Batavia 1, Jackson 1, Michaelson 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (Van Batavia 1, Michaelson 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 12, D-G-F 7.

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