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Lakers fly by Cardinals 93-57

Christian Hedstrom was on fire in the first half draining five three-point baskets and all of his 18 points as Detroit Lakes improved to 2-0 with a 93-57 trouncing of the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference boys basketball at Ralph A...

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Christian Hedstrom scored 18 points in the first half to get the Lakers off to a hot start and defeat Staples-Motley Tuesday night at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Christian Hedstrom was on fire in the first half draining five three-point baskets and all of his 18 points as Detroit Lakes improved to 2-0 with a 93-57 trouncing of the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference boys basketball at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday evening. The Lakers jumped out to leads of 17-5 at 13:33 and 23-15 adding to the lead during the entire first half. Hedstrom nailed threes on three consecutive Laker offensive trips to put DL up 32-17. “Came out on fire, it felt good,” Hedstrom said. The Cardinals were willing to run and gun and were willing to take any open three-point shot available. Not enough fell and the Lakers transition game blew by the Staples-Motley defense as DL swarmed around the net. “We knew they were going to try to push the tempo,” Hedstrom said. “We just had to play defense and basically shut them down on the floor.” “I thought we did a good job of stopping their transition, for the most part,” Laker Head Coach Robb Flint said. “They chucked it up there. They hit a few of them, but we did a good job to hold them to one shot and we’d be in good position. We were able to score on them in transition because they weren’t getting back.” Both teams were in the double bonus as fouls were aplenty in the first half. The Lakers held a height advantage and took advantage on the boards earning plenty of scoring opportunities, scoring twice on missed offensive free throw rebounds. For the second straight game, DL played with fresh legs on the floor at all times. Every Laker saw playing time Tuesday night.
“I was happy with our post play, especially in the second half; we got the ball, went up strong and finished at the rim,” Flint said. “We got everybody in the game, a lot of guys scored. It was a good win for us. Detroit Lakes led at halftime 57-32. Play slowed somewhat in the second half, as the Lakers outscored Staples-Motley by 11 points 36-25. Hedstrom and Ben Hokanson led the Lakers, each with 18 points and 13 Lakers scored in the game. Ryan Cihak scored in double figures with 10. Trey Lyngaas had 8, CJ Manning 7, Connor Johnson 6, Briton Thompson 6, Corbin Duncan 5, Matt Haire 5, Jacob Richter 4, Nick Nordmark 3, Sam Champa with a deuce and Austin Dodd found the scoresheet with one point. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1334866","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"358"}}]] The Cardinals’ Andrew Israelson led all scorers with 25 points. The Lakers improve to 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference. Staples-Motley falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State. Staples-Motley came into the game averaging 84 points per game in two contests. DL is averaging a robust scoring average per game of 88.5 points and will host No. 10-2A Crosby-Ironton Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game is the season-opener for the Rangers, who were 24-4 last season. C-I defeated the Lakers in Crosby last December by a score of 60-39. Laker results Staples-Motley at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 2 SM 32 25 - 57DL  57 36 - 93 Scoring: SM: Israelson 25, G. Smith 9, Schimpp 6, Lund 5, Connell 3, Schmitz 3, Hofmann 2, Rychner 2,  B. Smith 2DL: Hedstrom 18, Hokanson 18, Cihak 10, Lyngaas 8, Manning 7, Johnson 6, Thompson 6, Duncan 5, Haire 5, Richter 4, Nordmark 3, Champa 2, Dodd 1 Tweets by @DLNewspapersChristian Hedstrom was on fire in the first half draining five three-point baskets and all of his 18 points as Detroit Lakes improved to 2-0 with a 93-57 trouncing of the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference boys basketball at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday evening. The Lakers jumped out to leads of 17-5 at 13:33 and 23-15 adding to the lead during the entire first half. Hedstrom nailed threes on three consecutive Laker offensive trips to put DL up 32-17. “Came out on fire, it felt good,” Hedstrom said. The Cardinals were willing to run and gun and were willing to take any open three-point shot available. Not enough fell and the Lakers transition game blew by the Staples-Motley defense as DL swarmed around the net. “We knew they were going to try to push the tempo,” Hedstrom said. “We just had to play defense and basically shut them down on the floor.” “I thought we did a good job of stopping their transition, for the most part,” Laker Head Coach Robb Flint said. “They chucked it up there. They hit a few of them, but we did a good job to hold them to one shot and we’d be in good position. We were able to score on them in transition because they weren’t getting back.” Both teams were in the double bonus as fouls were aplenty in the first half. The Lakers held a height advantage and took advantage on the boards earning plenty of scoring opportunities, scoring twice on missed offensive free throw rebounds. For the second straight game, DL played with fresh legs on the floor at all times. Every Laker saw playing time Tuesday night. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1334859","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"311"}}]] “I was happy with our post play, especially in the second half; we got the ball, went up strong and finished at the rim,” Flint said. “We got everybody in the game, a lot of guys scored. It was a good win for us. Detroit Lakes led at halftime 57-32. Play slowed somewhat in the second half, as the Lakers outscored Staples-Motley by 11 points 36-25. Hedstrom and Ben Hokanson led the Lakers, each with 18 points and 13 Lakers scored in the game. Ryan Cihak scored in double figures with 10. Trey Lyngaas had 8, CJ Manning 7, Connor Johnson 6, Briton Thompson 6, Corbin Duncan 5, Matt Haire 5, Jacob Richter 4, Nick Nordmark 3, Sam Champa with a deuce and Austin Dodd found the scoresheet with one point.
The Cardinals’ Andrew Israelson led all scorers with 25 points. The Lakers improve to 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference. Staples-Motley falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State. Staples-Motley came into the game averaging 84 points per game in two contests. DL is averaging a robust scoring average per game of 88.5 points and will host No. 10-2A Crosby-Ironton Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game is the season-opener for the Rangers, who were 24-4 last season. C-I defeated the Lakers in Crosby last December by a score of 60-39. Laker results Staples-Motley at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 2 SM 32 25 - 57DL  57 36 - 93 Scoring: SM: Israelson 25, G. Smith 9, Schimpp 6, Lund 5, Connell 3, Schmitz 3, Hofmann 2, Rychner 2,  B. Smith 2DL: Hedstrom 18, Hokanson 18, Cihak 10, Lyngaas 8, Manning 7, Johnson 6, Thompson 6, Duncan 5, Haire 5, Richter 4, Nordmark 3, Champa 2, Dodd 1 Tweets by @DLNewspapersChristian Hedstrom was on fire in the first half draining five three-point baskets and all of his 18 points as Detroit Lakes improved to 2-0 with a 93-57 trouncing of the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference boys basketball at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday evening.The Lakers jumped out to leads of 17-5 at 13:33 and 23-15 adding to the lead during the entire first half.Hedstrom nailed threes on three consecutive Laker offensive trips to put DL up 32-17.“Came out on fire, it felt good,” Hedstrom said.The Cardinals were willing to run and gun and were willing to take any open three-point shot available. Not enough fell and the Lakers transition game blew by the Staples-Motley defense as DL swarmed around the net.“We knew they were going to try to push the tempo,” Hedstrom said. “We just had to play defense and basically shut them down on the floor.”“I thought we did a good job of stopping their transition, for the most part,” Laker Head Coach Robb Flint said. “They chucked it up there. They hit a few of them, but we did a good job to hold them to one shot and we’d be in good position. We were able to score on them in transition because they weren’t getting back.”Both teams were in the double bonus as fouls were aplenty in the first half. The Lakers held a height advantage and took advantage on the boards earning plenty of scoring opportunities, scoring twice on missed offensive free throw rebounds.For the second straight game, DL played with fresh legs on the floor at all times. Every Laker saw playing time Tuesday night.
“I was happy with our post play, especially in the second half; we got the ball, went up strong and finished at the rim,” Flint said. “We got everybody in the game, a lot of guys scored. It was a good win for us.Detroit Lakes led at halftime 57-32.Play slowed somewhat in the second half, as the Lakers outscored Staples-Motley by 11 points 36-25.Hedstrom and Ben Hokanson led the Lakers, each with 18 points and 13 Lakers scored in the game. Ryan Cihak scored in double figures with 10. Trey Lyngaas had 8, CJ Manning 7, Connor Johnson 6, Briton Thompson 6, Corbin Duncan 5, Matt Haire 5, Jacob Richter 4, Nick Nordmark 3, Sam Champa with a deuce and Austin Dodd found the scoresheet with one point.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1334866","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"358"}}]]The Cardinals’ Andrew Israelson led all scorers with 25 points.The Lakers improve to 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference. Staples-Motley falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State. Staples-Motley came into the game averaging 84 points per game in two contests. DL is averaging a robust scoring average per game of 88.5 points and will host No. 10-2A Crosby-Ironton Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game is the season-opener for the Rangers, who were 24-4 last season. C-I defeated the Lakers in Crosby last December by a score of 60-39.Laker resultsStaples-Motley at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 2SM 32 25 - 57DL  57 36 - 93Scoring:SM: Israelson 25, G. Smith 9, Schimpp 6, Lund 5, Connell 3, Schmitz 3, Hofmann 2, Rychner 2,  B. Smith 2DL: Hedstrom 18, Hokanson 18, Cihak 10, Lyngaas 8, Manning 7, Johnson 6, Thompson 6, Duncan 5, Haire 5, Richter 4, Nordmark 3, Champa 2, Dodd 1Tweets by @DLNewspapersChristian Hedstrom was on fire in the first half draining five three-point baskets and all of his 18 points as Detroit Lakes improved to 2-0 with a 93-57 trouncing of the Staples-Motley Cardinals in Mid-State Conference boys basketball at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday evening.The Lakers jumped out to leads of 17-5 at 13:33 and 23-15 adding to the lead during the entire first half.Hedstrom nailed threes on three consecutive Laker offensive trips to put DL up 32-17.“Came out on fire, it felt good,” Hedstrom said.The Cardinals were willing to run and gun and were willing to take any open three-point shot available. Not enough fell and the Lakers transition game blew by the Staples-Motley defense as DL swarmed around the net.“We knew they were going to try to push the tempo,” Hedstrom said. “We just had to play defense and basically shut them down on the floor.”“I thought we did a good job of stopping their transition, for the most part,” Laker Head Coach Robb Flint said. “They chucked it up there. They hit a few of them, but we did a good job to hold them to one shot and we’d be in good position. We were able to score on them in transition because they weren’t getting back.”Both teams were in the double bonus as fouls were aplenty in the first half. The Lakers held a height advantage and took advantage on the boards earning plenty of scoring opportunities, scoring twice on missed offensive free throw rebounds.For the second straight game, DL played with fresh legs on the floor at all times. Every Laker saw playing time Tuesday night.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1334859","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"311"}}]]“I was happy with our post play, especially in the second half; we got the ball, went up strong and finished at the rim,” Flint said. “We got everybody in the game, a lot of guys scored. It was a good win for us.Detroit Lakes led at halftime 57-32.Play slowed somewhat in the second half, as the Lakers outscored Staples-Motley by 11 points 36-25.Hedstrom and Ben Hokanson led the Lakers, each with 18 points and 13 Lakers scored in the game. Ryan Cihak scored in double figures with 10. Trey Lyngaas had 8, CJ Manning 7, Connor Johnson 6, Briton Thompson 6, Corbin Duncan 5, Matt Haire 5, Jacob Richter 4, Nick Nordmark 3, Sam Champa with a deuce and Austin Dodd found the scoresheet with one point.
The Cardinals’ Andrew Israelson led all scorers with 25 points.The Lakers improve to 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference. Staples-Motley falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State. Staples-Motley came into the game averaging 84 points per game in two contests. DL is averaging a robust scoring average per game of 88.5 points and will host No. 10-2A Crosby-Ironton Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game is the season-opener for the Rangers, who were 24-4 last season. C-I defeated the Lakers in Crosby last December by a score of 60-39.Laker resultsStaples-Motley at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 2SM 32 25 - 57DL  57 36 - 93Scoring:SM: Israelson 25, G. Smith 9, Schimpp 6, Lund 5, Connell 3, Schmitz 3, Hofmann 2, Rychner 2,  B. Smith 2DL: Hedstrom 18, Hokanson 18, Cihak 10, Lyngaas 8, Manning 7, Johnson 6, Thompson 6, Duncan 5, Haire 5, Richter 4, Nordmark 3, Champa 2, Dodd 1Tweets by @DLNewspapers

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