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Laker Shay Nielsen (23) puts a shot up against Staples-Motley’s Kaitlin Spar Thursday evening in the Mid-State Conference tilt. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Girls Basketball: Cardinals fly to M-S victory

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First-place in the Mid-State Conference was at stake Thursday, as the visiting Staples-Motley girls’ basketball team stayed a couple of steps ahead of Detroit Lakes in a 55-42 victory.


The win pulls the Lakers off the Mid-State pedestal and back into the pack, with Staples-Motley and Crosby-Ironton, which now all have 7-2 conference records.

But the Cardinals (16-5) hold the season sweeps over the Lakers (17-6) and Crosby-Ironton, though.

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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.