Detroit Lakes got a big section victory over Bemidji on the road Thursday bouncing back from a loss to Staples-Motley Tuesday night.
A six-point Lumberjack lead at halftime flipped into a nine point deficit thanks to a 15-0 Laker run to open the second half, and Bemidji could not come back despite a desperate push in the game’s final minutes falling to the Lakers 67-59 in Bemidji.
Detroit Lakes (10-11) answered in the second half through Breanna Price. The 6-foot-2 forward opened the second half with eight straight points, including six on second-chance opportunities. It gave DL its first lead since before the break at 34-32. Then, after a Laker three, Mikayla Markuson scored a pair of buckets inside to cap off the dominant 15-0 run.
DL worked its way to its biggest lead of the night at 49-38 with an Emily Larson layup off an offensive rebound.
DL received 15 points from Price and 14 from Markuson, while Abby Schramel and Emily Larson added 12 and 10, respectively. Although Bemidji held Detroit Lakes without a field goal in the final four minutes, the Lakers went 8-for-10 from the charity stripe to ice the game away.
The Lakers return to action Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in a Mid-State Conference game at Park Rapids.
DL 26 41 ― 67
BEM 32 26 ― 58
DL -- Price 15, Markuson 14, Schramel 12, E. Larson 10, Tschider 7, N. Larson 5, Kvebak 2, Manning 2.
BEM -- Bieberdorf 12, Flatness 9, Edlund 8, Wade 7, Whelan 6, Morgan 5, Naig 4, Alto 3, Nicklason 3, Beard 2.