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Lake Park-Audubon dominates Rothsay 64-31 on home court

Raider forward Chase Zeller takes a shot and is fouled against Rothsay Tuesday night in Lake Park.

It was one of the strongest team efforts of the season for the Lake Park-Audubon boys' basketball team Tuesday night, as the Raiders dominated Rothsay 64-31 at home.

"A lot of guys contributed in a lot of good ways," said Raider head coach Lucas Isaacson. "It was a great team effort."

"We were able to transition and shoot a lot of easy baskets," he continued.

Rothsay had great difficulty getting past what Isaacson termed a "pretty strong defense" in the first half, which led to an extremely lopsided 41-9 halftime score in favor of LP-A.

Though the opposition put up a little more of a fight in the second half, the final score was still quite decisive.

"We finally played the way I think we're capable of playing," said Isaacson. "Of the 12 guys I've got on varsity, 10 contributed to the scoring.

"We're still trying to figure out a lot of things," Isaacson said of his young team, noting that of his starters, only one -- Mitch Knudsvig, who topped the scoreboard with 14 points -- had prior varsity experience going into the season.

In past games, Isaacson said, there have been one or two players who put in a strong performance -- but the difference in Tuesday night's outcome was the overall contribution, top to bottom.

Though Knudsvig was the lone Raider to score in double figures, several others did contribute points.

Andrew Erickson finished with 9 points, while Chase Zeller and Adrian Bailey contributed 8 points each.

Also getting on the scoreboard were Bryce Bartunek with 7, Isaiah Pearson and Beau Svobodney, who each finished with 5, and Zach Tougas with 4.

Eric Zachariason and Mason Nelson also finished with 2 points apiece.

All of those points mean something extra special to the Raiders this season: for every point the team scores in a game this season, a business from the LP-A area will donate a dollar to a Multiple Sclerosis (or more commonly known as MS) charity.

Read more about this special Raider team cause in an upcoming feature from DL Newspapers sports editor Brian Wierima.

Raider results

Lake Park-Audubon 64, Rothsay 31.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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