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Olivia Lane sets scoring mark in Patriots win. Senior reaches 2,198 points to pass Emily Lueck

Olivia Lane was in grade school when 2011 graduate Emily Lueck became Pequot Lakes all-time girls' basketball scoring leader. "Emily was a great player," Lane recalled. "My sister (Vanessa) was on the team with Emily, so I watched a lot of their ...

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File photo. Olivia Lane of the Pequot Lakes Patriots shoots the ball during a game against the Detroit Lakes Lakers Friday, Dec. 7, at Pequot Lakes High School. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal

Olivia Lane was in grade school when 2011 graduate Emily Lueck became Pequot Lakes all-time girls' basketball scoring leader.

"Emily was a great player," Lane recalled. "My sister (Vanessa) was on the team with Emily, so I watched a lot of their games. Those players were my role models."

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Olivia Lane broke her role model's record in the Patriots' 70-37 non-conference victory over the Mora Mustangs. The 6-foot-2 senior post entered the game needing six points to set the record, but ended up with a game-high 30 points. She now has 2,198 points while Lueck finished with 2,174.

"(The record came) on a pass down low, and I made the layup," Olivia Lane said of the historic first-half basket. Olivia Lane and Lueck both played five seasons on varsity. Lane also has school records for career rebounds (1,449) and most points in one game (44 points at Hinckley-Finlayson during her sophomore season).

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" (The record came) on a pass down low, and I made the layup." - Olivia Lane

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"I also scored my 1,000th career point in that game," Olivia Lane said of the H-F game in 2016-17. "My main goal is to do the best I can every time I'm playing, but I did start thinking about the school record after I scored my 2,000th point (earlier this season)."

Olivia Lane, who will be playing for the University of North Dakota next season, thanked her teammates for helping her reach the scoring milestone.

"They've been so supportive," said Lane, who is averaging 25.1 points. "We have good team chemistry and work together."

Pequot Lakes head coach Kristine Moody said Olivia Lane has earned her records.

"(Lane) has reached huge milestones this year," Moody said. "They're all well deserving of her time and effort that she has put into the sport of basketball. I'm really impressed over the last 10 games as (Lane) has really stepped up as a senior, along with her teammates.

"We are playing well and hopefully we can continue to do that as we go into playoffs. The ultimate goal for Olivia and her teammates is to win (Section 7-2A) and go to state."

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Olivia Lane has also accepted an invitation to play in the Battle of the Border All-Star Game (Minnesota vs Wisconsin) on March 26, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Olivia Lane's younger sister, Erica, added 14 points for Pequot Lakes while Loa Rysavy scored 10.

The Patriots, 11-9 overall before playing Staples-Motley Tuesday, Feb. 5, are scheduled to host Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State Conference matchup at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

 

Mora 19 18-37

Pequot Lakes 40 30-70

 

MORA

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Taytum Klink 4, Alyssa Onasch 2, Jaiden Robb 4, Miryah Stone 2, Peyton Olson 16, Anna Athey 6, Morgan Mann 3, Jaydan Pautke 3. FT 1-3 (percent).

 

PEQUOT LAKES

Carly Chaney 3, Olivia Lane 30, Cloey Traxler 2, Emma Benson 6, Erika Lane 14, Maci Martini 5, Lola Rysavy 10. FT 11-12 (percent).

 

Patriots 68, C-I 60

On Friday, Feb. 1, Olivia Lane's 33 point game led Pequot Lakes back from a 3-point halftime deficit as they tallied 40 points in the second half to defeat Crosby-Ironton in a Mid-State Conference game.

Erika Lane also finished with 16 points as the Patriots shot 46 percent from the field.

The Patriots improve to 5-2 in the conference while the Rangers drop to 3-3.

 

Pequot Lakes 28 40-68

Crosby-Ironton 31 29-60

PEQUOT LAKES

Carly Chaney 4, Afton Crocker 3, Olivia Lane 33, Rachel Voges 4, Lola Rysavy 2, Emma Benson 6, Erika Lane 16. FG 26-56 (46 percent), FT 11-16 (60 percent). 3-point 5-10 (50 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Mya Decent 6, Lily Peterson 14, Jacey Rydberg 3, Karli Nixon 16, Tori Decent 7, Madison Bordwell 2, Shyanne Loiland 12. FG 22-58 (38 percent), FT 6-8 (75 percent). 3-point 10-20 (50 percent).

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