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Strong second half pushes DL girls past Perham

DL senior center Breanna Price scored a game-high 23 points to lead Detroit Lakes to a 10-point victory over visiting Perham at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Thursday, Jan. 17. Robert Williams / Tribune

Detroit Lakes snapped Perham’s three-game winning streak in the Lakers' first home game in over a month downing the Yellowjackets 56-46 Thursday, Jan. 17 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.

The Lakers took a three-point lead into halftime up 28-25 and took control of the game in the second half.

Both teams had trouble scoring in the early minutes of the latter frame. Perham’s Katie Johnson broke the scoreless streak with a bucket at the 15:40 mark to pull within a point trailing 28-27.


DL center Brenna Price went on a 6-1 run of her own against the Yellowjacket defense to spread DL’s advantage to 34-28.

The Jackets answered with back-to-back baskets from Sydney Anderson and Stella Raser, but Ellie Lunde scored for the Lakers in return and Price pushed the Lakers back up nine points 43-32 with consecutive scores. A Lunde bucket with four-minutes and 20-seconds left in the game gave DL a double digit lead of 45-35.

Perham would get no closer than seven points down the stretch as the Lakers sealed the game late from the free throw line. The Lakers were 15-22 (68 percent) at the stripe.

Price led all scorers with 23 points. Lunde added 10. Anna Cihak scored eight points.

Mesa Schultz led the Yellowjackets with 10 points. Lacy Richter and Johnson each scored nine.

Perham dropped to 7-8 overall. The Lakers improved to 7-9 and will host the first of three straight home games beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22 against Thief River Falls. DL defeated the Prowlers by  20 points in Thief River Falls on Jan. 4.

PER 25 19 - 46

DL    28 32 - 56

PER - Mesa Schultz 10, Lacy Richter 9, Katie Johnson 9, Grayce Mickelson 6, Sydney Anderson 4, Lily DeBoer 4, Rachel Muer 2, Stella Raser 2.

DL - Bre Price 23, Ellie Lunde 10, Anna Cihak 8, Emily Larson 7, Lauryn Manning 6, Brianna Clem 2.

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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