No. 16AA Fergus Falls used an 18-3 run from the opening tip to get out in front of Detroit Lakes quickly and held a comfortable lead in a 51-39 victory on the Otters’ home court Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Detroit Lakes was held to 14 first half points and the 39 points scored in the game was a season low.

Fergus Falls Chance Nordgren sank a bucket at the halftime buzzer to give the Otters a 20-point lead at the break 34-14.

Chance Fazio led all scorers with 14 points and added 10 rebounds to record a double-double.

Reed Mace was the lone Laker in double figures with 11 points.

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Fergus Falls improved to 7-3 overall.

Detroit Lakes dropped consecutive games for the first time this season falling to 3-5. The Lakers will be tested again Thursday, Jan. 9 at home against undefeated No. 5AA Perham (9-0).

Thursday’s game is slated for a late start of 8 p.m., following the girls game against Alexandria at 6 p.m.

Fergus Falls 51, Detroit Lakes 39

DL 14 25 - 39

FF 34 17 - 51

DL - Reed Mace 11, Tate Kerzman 7, Gabe Hanninen 5, Caeden Yliniemi 5, Nate Cihak 4, Max Gunderson 4, Drew Markuson 3.

FF - Chance Fazio 14, Cody Norgren 13, Dominic Aguilar 8, Ethan Olson 7, Parker Jacobs 4, \u0009Brock Kotschevar 3, Luke Newman 2.