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Girls Basketball: Balanced scoring leads Pequot Lakes Patriots to victory

Patriots remain unbeaten

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Pequot Lakes' Maci Martini shoots a 3-pointer in the first half against Park Rapids on Thursday, Jan. 28. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

The Pequot Lakes Patriots used balanced scoring to remain unbeaten as they defeated the visiting Park Rapids Panthers in a Mid-State Conference girlsโ€™ basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28.

Kelsi Martini, Afton Crocker, Kaitlyn Geschwill and Lauren Schultz each posted six points for Pequot Lakes as 12 different players scored to help the Patriots improve to 2-0 in the conference and 3-0 overall.

Pequot Lakes enjoyed a slim 21-18 lead at halftime before expanding the advantage in the second half.

The Patriots, who were scheduled to play at Detroit Lakes Tuesday, Feb. 2, will next host Proctor in a non-conference game Friday, Feb. 5.

Park Rapids 18 18 -- 36
Pequot Lakes 21 22 -- 43
PEQUOT LAKES
Carly Chaney 2, Isabel Larson 5, Kelsi Martini 6, Maci Martini 4, Elisa Flaws 2, Sydnie Wgeishofski 2, Morgan Eckes 2, Afton Crocker 6, Kaitlyn Geschwill 6, Lauren Schultz 6, Ella Kratochvil 2. FT 9-21 (43%). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 3-0.

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Pequot Lakes' Maci Martini shoots a 3-pointer in the first half against Park Rapids on Thursday, Jan. 28. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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