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Laker assistant coach Tim Swenson goes over defensive strategy, as DL head coach Mike Hoganson and the DL players listen on. The combination of Swenson and Hoganson HAS helped the Lakers become one of the state's top defenses. Brian Basham/Record

Getting defensive

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There are many factors which go into winning a basketball game, but there is one consistent aspect which keeps a team in the hunt - defense.


With good defense, any team can stay within reach of a win, as the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team is proving this season.

The Lakers have the fifth-best scoring defense in Class 3A, limiting opponents to 43.5 points per game.

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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.