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JUNIOR KIRK MCLEOD fights for the ball during the Class 2A state quarterfinals against DeLaSalle. McLeod will be one of two starters back for the 2012-13 season.

DL BASKETBALL WRAP-UP: This Laker team is one to remember

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It was a long time coming, that's for sure.

The 2011-12 Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team will go down in Laker folklore after ending a 94-year state drought, when they won the Section 8-3A championship.


The Lakers, who finished with a 22-8 record, ultimately lost to eventual state champion DeLaSalle in the first round of the state playoffs, but the ride -- which was long and arduous at times -- in getting to that point was well worth it.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.