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Crosby-Ironton defeated the visiting Pequot Lakes Patriots boys’ basketball team 55-43 in Mid-State Conference action on Monday, Feb. 24.

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The Patriots, 2-8 in the conference and 10-16 overall while the Rangers are 9-1 in the Mid-State and 22-3 overall.

Pequot Lakes are seeded fifth and scheduled to play at No 4 Park Rapids in the Subsection 8AA quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Riley Jacobs scored 21 points and Brady Tesdahl added 10 as the Rangers finished the regular season with a 13-game winning streak. CJ Borleis led the Patriots with 10 points.

Pequot Lakes 18 24 — 42

Crosby-Ironton 25 30 — 55

PEQUOT LAKES

Connor Davich 7, Jack Kreitz 7, Brett Peterson 4, Tyler Tappe 2, Travis Jacobson 6, Hunter Larson 5, CJ Borleis 10, Keegan Johnson 1. FG 17-38 (43 percent), FT 5-9 (56 percent). 3-point 3-9 (33 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Cam Larson 6, Will Goodwin 6, Brady Tesdahl 10, Riley Jacobs 21, Noah Gindorff 6, Daniel Hudrlik 6. FG 19-38 (50 percent), FT 12-19 (63 percent). 3-point 5-14 (36 percent).

Patriots 54, Nevis 42

Pequot Lakes defeated the host Tigers in non-conference action to snap a four-game losing streak on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Borleis scored 13 points and Jack Kreitz 12 for the Patriots, who led 22-21 at the half.

“Wish we could have made it easier, but we made too many turnovers,” said Pequot Lakes coach Ben Starns. “We did need that win, and the guys played well enough to get it.”

Nevis 21 21 — 42

Pequot Lakes 22 32 — 54

NEVIS

Griffin Chase 4, Courtland Chase 4, Gavin Becker 16, Michael Babler 3, Brandon Spain-Brist 11, Austin Becker 2, Brett Byer 2. FT 17-26. 3-pointers: 3.

PEQUOT LAKES

Connor Davich 1, Jack Kreitz 12, Brett Peterson 7, John Craig 8, Brandon Hehir 2, Travis Jacobson 2, Hunter Larson 9, CJ Borleis 13. FT 11-23. 3-pointers: 7.

Staples-Motley 57, Patriots 49

Pequot Lakes trailed 22-21 at the half, but were outscored 35-28 in the second half in a loss to the host Cardinals in a Mid-State Conference game on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Borleis scored 20 points for the Patriots while Hunter Larson had nine on three 3-point baskets.

Seth Auger had 20 points for S-M, which improved to 4-6 in the conference and 11-14 overall.

“We had a bad first half, but still only trailed by one point,” Starns said. “Early in the second half, (S-M) went on a 16-2 run as we made too many turnovers and didn’t play good defense. We did get back to within five points late in the game, but we had already shot ourselves in the foot.”

Pequot Lakes 21 28 — 49

Staples-Motley 22 35 — 57

PEQUOT LAKES

Connor Davich 6, Jack Kreitz 4, Brett Peterson 3, John Craig 2, Travis Jacobson 2, Hunter Larson 9, CJ Borleis 20, Keegan Johnson 3. FT 5-8. 3-point: 5.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Seth Auger 20, Tyler Holub 10, Jalen Busker 7, Colton Borders 5, Zack Hofmann 3, Colton Paskewitz 4, John Lund 8. FT 10-19.

Perham 71, Patriots 33

Pequot Lakes struggled through its worst first half of the season and trailed 44-10 at the break in losing to the Yellowjackets on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Pequot Lakes Athletic Center.

The second half was a little better, but they were still outscored 27-23. Borleis scored 11 points to lead the Patriots while Connor Davich added eight points. Sam Muer led the Yellowjackets with 19 points.

“Perham shot well, but we had far too many turnovers,” Starns said. “(Perham) is a good team, and they did a nice job shutting down Hunter (Larson).”

It was the final game for referee Jim Weinzerl of Park Rapids, who officiated for more than 34 years, and more than 20 state tournaments. Former Patriots’ coach Garry Grewe is a long-time friend of Weinzerl.

“Any time I saw Jim at the game, I knew that we had one of the best officials around, and he will certainly be missed in this area,” Grewe said.

Perham 44 27 — 71

Pequot Lakes 10 23 — 33

PERHAM

Eli Beachy 10, Jamie Heitala 3, Hunter Salathe 16, Tyler Glines 4, Nick Bahls 7, Chris Kenntemich 6, Christian Weis 2, Andrew Johnson 4, Sam Muer 19. FT 14-19 (74 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Connor Davich 8, Jack Kreitz 2, John Craig 5, Tyler Tappe 2, Hunter Larson 1, CJ Borleis 11, Keegan Johnson 2, Austin Anderson 2. FT 9-15 (60 percent).

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