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DL seventh-graders repeat MIT title winners

Front Row L-R: Erick Ziegler, Ryan Peterson, Isaac Sweep, Devon Berg, Lohgen Olson. Back Row : Coach Mike Berg, Mason Sherva, Reece Borgmann, Brandton Marsh, Isaac Cariveau, Mason Carrier, Coach Matt Carrier. Submitted photo

The Detroit Lakes seventh-grade boys Pacesetter basketball team were repeat champions at the Pacesetter Minnesota State Minnesota Invitational Tournament tournament at Maple Grove Middle School Saturday, June 22.

The same team were champions last season in the sixth grade tournament.

Head coach Matt Carrier’s Detroit Lakes team defeated Mountain Lake Comfrey 36-21 and Deer River 40-36 in pool play to advance to the championship game.

The Lakers upended Climax/Ada-Borup/Norman County West 41-29 for the tournament title.

Eight regional Pacesetter tournaments were held with over 650 teams participating in grades 4-9. Region champions advance to the Pacesetter state tournaments. 

The teams with only one regional loss play in the MIT. 

Pacesetter Sports, based in Paynesville, conducts tournaments and camps for  basketball and volleyball in six states.

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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