Patriots tag Laker boys with first Mid-State loss
Pequot Lakes shut down Detroit Lakes late in the game using a second half rally to hand the Lakers a first Mid-State Conference loss 80-67 Monday, Feb. 11 in Pequot Lakes.
Gabe Hanninen was hot from behind the arc in the first half making four threes and scoring 14 points to stake the Lakers to a 41-36 halftime lead.
Jordan Schommer kept the Patriots in striking distance scoring 17 of his game-high 23 points in the opening 18 minutes.
After DL stretched the lead to 10 points five minutes into the second half, the Patriots tightened down on defense holding the Lakers to only 26 second half points.
Bode Magnuson scored nine of his 11 points in the second half and Tyler Manley scored eight of his 10 points to lead the Patriots to victory.
As a team, DL shot 28-54 (52 percent) from the field and were 8-17 (42 percent) from the arc. The Lakers only got to the free throw line eight times making just three shots (38 percent).
The Patriots got to the line 24 times sinking 14 (58 percent) on 19 DL team fouls.
Jacob Bettcher and Hanninen led the Lakers with 16 points. Max Gunderson scored 10 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine.
The Patriots (14-5, 5-2) had four shooters score in double figures. The victory pulled Pequot Lakes to within a half-game of DL (8-10, 5-1) in the conference standings.
Both teams continue Mid-State play with Aitkin (4-14, 2-4) next up on the schedule. The Gobblers are in DL Tuesday, Feb. 12 and host the Patriots Thursday, Feb. 14.
DL 41 26 - 67
PL 36 44 - 80
DL - Jacob Bettcher 16, Gabe Hanninen 16, Max Gunderson 10. Ben Stearns 7, Tate Kerzman 9, Nate Cihak 7, Drew Markuson 2.
PL - Jordan Schommer 23, Sean Ryan 12, Bode Magnuson 11, Tyler Manley 10, Alex Morgan 8, Dylin Ackerman 7, Owen Seidl 5, Vincent Miska 4.