Girls basketball: Willmar hands Detroit Lakes first 8-3A loss of the season

Recap from Detroit Lakes girls basketball at Willmar.

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The Detroit Lakes girls basketball team saw its shooting woes continue on Friday night in a 54-26 loss at Willmar.

Ella Okeson led the Lakers (1-5) in scoring with nine points. Elle bettcher had six, while Jacee Hauser had five.

The Cardinals (7-5) held the Lakers to just nine first-half points. Jaida Reiman had a game-high 18 points for Willma, while Sammy Christoffer had 10.

Detroit Lakes’ losing streak extends to five games after the season-opening win against Little Falls. Friday night’s loss was the first Section 8-3A loss for the Lakers this season. Willmar was formerly in Section 5-3A before the Minnesota State High School League realignment.

The Lakers hit the road for Pequot Lakes (11-1) on Thursday.



WILLMAR 26 28 - 54

SCORING- DETROIT LAKES - Scoring: Ella Okeson 9, Olivia Clark Burnette 1, Gabriella Bettcher 6, Grace Gunderson 3, Ellie Lunde 2, Jacee Hausen 5

WILLMAR - Scoring: Sammy Christoffer 10, Telilie Lange 5, Brielle Ogdahl 2, Grace Haugen 2, Ellary Lange 3, Zoe Schroeder 6, Deshawna Hodges 3, Jaida Reiman 18, Ella Shinn 5

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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