Basketball: Shorthanded Detroit Lakes boys fall at Barnesville

Adam Tonsfeldt scores 35 points to lead Trojans over the Lakers.

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Three-point baskets by Tate Inniger and Adam Tonsfeldt at the end of the first half gave Barnesville a five-point lead at halftime, an edge the Trojans would hold at the conclusion of an 82-point second half stalemate to down visiting Detroit Lakes 67-62 Saturday, March 13.

Detroit Lakes played its second game without center Zack Oistad, but unlike the first game of his absence, the Lakers found scoring from outside.

DL led early in the game to a tie at 10-all, before Barnesville’s Minnesota Mr. Football nominee and three-sport standout Adam Tonsfeldt went on a 9-0 run to erase the deficit and put the Trojans in the lead 14-10.

Leading scorers for Detroit Lakes Elias Gloege, Nate Cihak and Caeden Yliniemi all scored on a 7-0 Laker run in response.

Cihak and Tonsfeldt traded threes to a 19-all deadlock before the Trojans finished on a 7-2 run to the halftime horn to go to the break up 26-21.


Gloege completed a 13-8 run out of halftime with one of his game-high seven three-pointers to tie the game at 34. Both Gloege and Tonsfeldt hit from the arc seven times in the game.

Barnesville ran away as the second half transpired leading by as many as 12 points down the stretch.

Tonsfeldt led all scorers with 35 points; Inniger added 17.

Gloege paced the Lakers with 23 points; Cihak had three shots from long range and 19 points. Yliniemi was in double figures with a dozen points.

Barnesville improved to 10-7.

Detroit Lakes (8-7) will finish the regular season at home Monday, March 15 against 9-7 Crosby-Ironton. Oistad is expected to return for Monday night's game.

Barnesville 67, Detroit Lakes 62

DET 21 41 - 62


BAR 26 41 - 67

DET - Elias Gloege 23, Nate Cihak 19, Caeden Yliniemi 12, Christian Solberg 4, Clay Perkins 2, Devon Berg 2.

BAR - Adam Tonsfeldt 35, Tate Inniger 17, Ryan Rustad 7, Wyatt Suter 4, Logan Ernst 4.

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