Basketball: Shooting woes doom DL boys in Glyndon

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton opened the game on a 24-7 run and cruised to victory.

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Poor shooting from the field early in the game created a quick 17-point hole for Detroit Lakes, a deficit that the Lakers could not overcome in a 68-50 boys basketball loss at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday night.

Detroit Lakes tried to attack from the arc, but Nate Cihak’s early make was the only long shot to fall in the opening eight minutes.

The Rebels made things difficult for Zack Oistad in the paint, allowing him one field goal, while D-G-F shooters spread the ball around and scored from around the offensive zone on a 24-7 run to the 10-minute mark of the first half.

Out of a timeout, DL’s shooting woes continued.

The Rebels sat in a defensive zone to try to control Oistad allowing the Lakers to fire away from downtown.


Successive empty trips down the floor ended in missed threes and no rebounds. Oistad finally nabbed a board on a Cihak miss to stop a five-minute scoring drought trailing 26-9 with seven minutes remaining until halftime.

The two teams traded buckets and the Rebels went to halftime up comfortably 37-15.

Oistad and Cihak found the scoring touch in a 35-point second half.

Oistad led DL with 21 points, 13 rebounds, a team-high six assists, two steals and two blocks.

Cihak finished with 18 points, four of those buckets coming from the arc.

The Lakers got only 11 points from the rest of the team.

Both teams have overall records of 7-5 and each club has one win in the past four games.

Detroit Lakes hosts 7-7 Little Falls Saturday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m., at the Ralph in what could be the only section opponent on the schedule this season.


The only other 8AAA game scheduled was against Bemidji on Feb. 16. That game was canceled with no make-up date announced.

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 68, Detroit Lakes 50

DL 15 35 - 50

DG 37 31 - 68

DL - Zack Oistad 21/13, Nate Cihak 18, Matthew Tobkin 4, Elias Gloege 3, Chris Breeden 2, Clay Perkins 2.

D-G-F - N/A


Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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