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DL Boys Basketball - Lien scores 26 points in Spuds' win

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DL Boys Basketball - Lien scores 26 points in Spuds' win
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A sluggish start and a potent Moorhead scoring attack led by Aaron Lien was too much for the Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team to handle, as they fell on the road to the Spuds 78-48 Tuesday.

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DL fell behind in the first half, which led to a commanding 39-22 halftime edge for the Spuds, who cruised through the second half outscoring the Lakers by a 39-26 margin.

The Lakers (10-11) was led by senior guard Kirk McLeod with 17 points, while sophomore guard Ryan Cihak added 14.

Lien dumped in 26 points for the Spuds (14-7), as Moorhead controlled the boards and forced 19 DL turnovers for the win.

The Lakers will look to rebound against Class 2A No. 2 ranked Hawley (19-2) Thursday inside Ralph Anderson Gym, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Moorhead, Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Lakers 22 26 - 48

Spuds 39 39 - 78

Scoring (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) - DL: Kirk McLeod 7-1-0-0-17; Corbin Duncan 0-01-1-2-4; Jackson Lyngaas 0-1-0-0-3; Derek Long 2-1-2-4-9; Ryan Cihak 2-3-1-1-14; Trey Lyngaas 1-0-0-0-2. TOTAL: 12-7-4-7-49.

Mhd (points): Dobbins 8, Eidsness 5, Lien 26, Dorow 13, Kraiter 3, Lawrerence 11, Doeden 8, Nelson 2, Anderson 2.

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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. 
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