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Patriots use hot shooting to sink Laker girls' basketball

A 49-34 halftime deficit created by some Pequot Lakes' hot shooting, ultimately led to a 70-55 defeat for the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team.

The loss drops DL to 11-7 and 6-2 in the Mid-State, as the Patriots now sit on top of the conference with a 6-2 record and 16-5 overall.

"Pequot shot the ball very well, especially in the first half," said DL head coach Mike Hoganson.

The Lakers were able to counter the Patriots' hot hand with the three-point shooting by guards Dani Labine and Abby Hoganson, who combined to hit seven treys.

Hoganson's four three's accounted for 12 of her 15 points, while Labine converted all of her trio of the treys in the first half and finished with 11 points. "The game plan was to go inside, but Pequot played very physical inside defense," Mike Hoganson said. "The one bright spot was the second half play of Kayli Muckenhirn, who scored nine points and had very solid play in the absence of Jenny Matter, who had to leave with a knee injury."

The Patriots Mindy Howard netted 23 points, including going 9-9 from the free throw line, while Emily Lueck had 16.

The Lakers will have a three-game homestand, starting Tuesday against the Mid-State's Park Rapids (2-14) starting at 7:30 p.m.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes, Thursday, Feb. 12.

Lakers 34 21 - 55

Patriots 49 21 - 70

Scoring (2-3-ftm-fta-pts)

DL: Abby Hoganson 0-4-3-3-15; Dana Bentley 1-0-0-0-2; Morgan Lof 3-0-0-2-6; Jenny Matter 2-0-0-1-4; Taylor Tschider 2-0-0-2-4; Robin Hutchinson 1-0-2-2-3; Dani Labine 0-3-2-3-11; Kayli Muckenhirn 4-0-1-1-10. Team: 13-7-8-14-55.

PL: K. Beltz 3-1-1-4-10; K. Schmidt 1-1-1-2-6; M. Lueck 1-0-2-2-4; K. Noska 2-0-0-0-4; A. Larson 1-0-0-0-2; S. Thomas 1-0-1-1-3; M. Howard 4-2-9-9-23; E. Lueck 5-1-3-5-16; C. Walton 1-0-0-0-2. Team: 18-5-17-23-70.