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Price rewriting girls hoops record book

Laker junior center tied or broke seven team basketball records during the 2017-18 season. Robert Williams / Tribune

While first-year head coach Tom Vagle’s girls basketball team struggled most of the season to get in a groove, junior center Breanna Price excelled and rewrote three individual season records and four single-game marks during the season.

Price shattered the blocked shots in a season mark held previously by Jordan Even (2005-06) with 60. Price swatted away 91 shots in 27 games (3.37 per game). Even’s all-time career blocks record is in sight at 187.

Price’s 217 field goals made this season were 30 better than the former mark held by Shay Nielsen (2014-15).


Another of Nielsen’s mark, 500 points scored in a season, was improved by Price, who scored 508 this year.

Even is the all-time leading scorer at Detroit Lakes with 1,532 points. Price is on pace to become only the ninth player to reach 1,000 career points. Nielsen is second all-time with 1,337.

The Lakers’ season ended at Fergus Falls in the section playoffs where Price set a new single-game scoring record of 40 points. The former record (34) was held by Lisa Althoff, set in 1990. Price also set a new field goals made in a game mark of 18, besting Althoff’s prior mark of 17.

In the regular season finale February 23 at home versus Crosby-Ironton, Price made 11-12 field goal attempts to set a new shooting record in a game of 91 percent. Jenny Jost (1990) held the former record of 14-16 (88 percent).


Price’s seven blocks against Sartell-St. Stephen on February 3 tied a 30-year old record held by Darla Doebbert (1998).

Fellow junior teammate Lauryn Manning broke a free throw record from the same season set by Lynn Rosenow in 1988. Manning made 12 of 12 free throw attempts February, 16 against Staples-Motley. Rosenow’s former mark was 10-10.

Both Price and Manning were named to the Mid-State All-Conference team and return next season as seniors with Ellie Lunde (Honorable Mention), Mercedez Bellanger, McKinna Greggersen and Matteya Borah, along with to-be junior Anna Cihak in what will be an experienced team with a number of younger players ready to make an improvement on this year’s six-win season.

Laker 2017-18 season distinctions:

Mid-State All-Conference: Bre Price, Lauryn Manning

Mid-State Honorable Mention: Ellie Lunde, Lauren Tschider

Academic All-State Silver team award (Team GPA 3.50-3.74)

Academic All-State: Cortney Brodsho, Lauren Tschider

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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