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DL Boys Basketball - Lien scores 26 points in Spuds' win

A sluggish start and a potent Moorhead scoring attack led by Aaron Lien was too much for the Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team to handle, as they fell on the road to the Spuds 78-48 Tuesday.

DL fell behind in the first half, which led to a commanding 39-22 halftime edge for the Spuds, who cruised through the second half outscoring the Lakers by a 39-26 margin.

The Lakers (10-11) was led by senior guard Kirk McLeod with 17 points, while sophomore guard Ryan Cihak added 14.

Lien dumped in 26 points for the Spuds (14-7), as Moorhead controlled the boards and forced 19 DL turnovers for the win.

The Lakers will look to rebound against Class 2A No. 2 ranked Hawley (19-2) Thursday inside Ralph Anderson Gym, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Moorhead, Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Lakers 22 26 - 48

Spuds 39 39 - 78

Scoring (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) - DL: Kirk McLeod 7-1-0-0-17; Corbin Duncan 0-01-1-2-4; Jackson Lyngaas 0-1-0-0-3; Derek Long 2-1-2-4-9; Ryan Cihak 2-3-1-1-14; Trey Lyngaas 1-0-0-0-2. TOTAL: 12-7-4-7-49.

Mhd (points): Dobbins 8, Eidsness 5, Lien 26, Dorow 13, Kraiter 3, Lawrerence 11, Doeden 8, Nelson 2, Anderson 2.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.