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DL head coach Robb Flint shakes senior guard Rick Hutchinson's hand after a 16-point second half against Alexandria in Saturday's Section 8-3A semifinal at St. Cloud State University.

Lakers trying to end 94-year state drought

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After the last second ticked off the clock during the 2011 Section 8-3A semifinal game between Detroit Lakes and Bemidji, there was a Red mob which stormed the floor after the upset by the Lakers.


Afterall, it was the first time in decades a DL boys' basketball team earned a berth in a section final game. Add in the fact, no Laker boys' basketball team had made the state playoffs since 1918.

It was a big deal in Lakerland.

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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.