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Laker post player Jen Matter attempts a shot versus Moorhead on Tuesday. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

A scoring explosion in the second half still wasn't enough for the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team in a 70-65 loss to visiting Moorhead Tuesday.

Spud Miki Stephenson scored a team-leading 18 points for Moorhead, while Alison Bruggeman added 14 points for the Spuds (6-8).

Laker guard Kayli Muckenhirn scored a game-high 25 points for the Lakers (3-12), who are in the midst of a three-game losing streak.

Post Jen Matter scored 19 points for the Lakers, while Taylor Tschider added 11.

The Lakers will host Crosby-Ironton (12-3) Friday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Laker results

Moorhead at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Spuds 31 39 - 70

Lakers 25 40 - 65

M: Enns 1, Kassenborg 10, Gulsvig 8, Henrikson 9, Bruggeman 14, Groth 4, Dreyer 2, Kukowski 4, Stephenson 18.

DL: Even 4, Gray 4, Tschider 11, Hedstrom 2, Matter 19, Muckenhirm 25, Shane 3.