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Laker boy's basketball captains Rick Hutchinson, Joe Mollberg and Brian Labat hoist the Section 8-3A championship trophy above their heads in victory following their 44-41 win over Fergus Falls. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

Snapping a 94-Year State Drought

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After a 94-year layoff, the Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team will return to the state playoffs.

The North top-seeded Lakers survived a physical defensive struggle against No. 2 Fergus Falls Thursday evening in front of a packed Nemzek Gym crowd on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead, winning 44-41 to clinch the Section 8-3A championship.


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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.