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Girls’ Basketball: Patriots lose first two

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Senior Emma Benson looks to pass in the Patriots' loss to Mesabi East on Friday, Nov. 22. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Maci Martini led the Pequot Lakes Patriots with 13 points in a season-opening, non-conference 71-51 loss to the Mesabi East Giants Friday, Nov. 22.

The Patriots trailed 30-28 at halftime before being outscored 41-23 in the second half.

Mesabi East 30 41 -- 71

Pequot Lakes 28 23 -- 51

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MESABI EAST

Aaliyah Sahr 1, Alexa Fossell 1, Lexi Highland , Ava Hill 27, Meghan Walker 5, Hannah Hannuksela 17, Kailey Fossell 3, Kora Forsline 5, Ashlee Tenison 2, Stevie Hakala 2, Amelia Mattfield 8. FT 18-29 (62 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Carly Chaney 4, Afton Crocker 5, Kelsi Martini 2, Rachel Voges 6, Maci Martini 13, Elisa Flaws 2, Cloey Traxler 4, Emma Benson 2, Lauren Schultz 7, Lola Rysavy 6. FT 7-11 (64 percent).

Mt. Iron-Buhl 76, Patriots 53

Lauren Schultz shot tallied 10 points to lead Pequot Lakes in a 76-53 loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl Friday, Nov 22.

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Emma Benson collected 10 points and the Patriots converted on 13 of 25 free throw attempts.

Mountain Iron-Buhl 34 42 -- 76

Pequot Lakes 25 28 -- 53

MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL

Laney Ryan 9, Jacie Kvas 6, Hail Savela 5, Jordan Zubich 8, Brooke Niska 3, Miah Gellersted 8, Gabby Lira 14. FT 12-20 (60%).

PEQUOT LAKES

Carly Chaney 5, Afton Crocker 2, Kelsi Martini 6, Sydnie Wgeishofski 7, Morgan Eckes , Rachel Voges 3, Maci Martini 2, Elisa Flaws, Cloey Traxler 1, Kaitlyn Geschwill 2, Emma Benson 8, Lauren Schultz 10, Lola Rysavy 7. FT 13-25 (52%) Overall: 1-0.

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Maci Martini is fouled on the shot in the Patriots' loss to Mesabi East on Friday, Nov. 22. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

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