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Boys Basketball: Patriots extend win streak to 7 games

Patriots beat Thief River Falls 50-40

Pequot Lakes Patriot Boys take the ball to the hoop
Dan Determan / Echo Journal
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Pequot Lakes’ Eli Laposky totaled 14 points for the Patriots as they beat the host Thief River Falls 50-40 in a non-conference boys’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 14. It was Pequot Lakes’ seventh straight win since losing to Nevis 66-65 in overtime Dec. 14.

Pequot Lakes Patriot Boys take the ball to the hoop
Pequot Lakes guard Nic Kotaska goes for the steal in the Patriots' victory over Pillager on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Sam Rysavy finished with 10 points for the Patriots as they extended their winning streak to seven games.

Pequot Lakes Patriot Basketball player runs past defenders
Patriot junior Eli Laposky looks to drive in Pequot Lakes' victory over Pillager on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

The Patriots,

Pequot Lakes, 8-2 overall, was scheduled to play Detroit Lakes Tuesday, Jan. 18 and then travel to Crosby-Ironton at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 in a pair of Mid-State Conference games.

Pequot Lakes Patriot Boys take the ball to the hoop
Pequot Lakes guard Nic Kotaska goes in for the fast-break layup in the Patriots' victory over Pillager on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Thief River Falls 22 18 – 40
Pequot Lakes 20 30 – 50

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THIEF RIVER FALLS - Dylan Hahn 2, Jack Onkka 3, Jack Rosendahl 3, Caleb Rosendahl 3, Jake Friedrich 2, Brady Olson 1, Jack Manning 26. FT 5-9 (56%).
PEQUOT LAKES - Ryan Harmala 5, Nic Kotaska 5, Gavin Kennen 7, Brayden Spiczka 3, Karson Thurlow 6, Eli Laposky 14, Sam Rysavy 10. FT 14-22 (63.6%).

Patriots 70, Pillager 46

On Thursday, Jan. 13, Nic Kotaska tallied 18 points and Sam Rysavy added 16 for Pequot Lakes in a 70-46 win over Pillager in a Section 7-2A showdown.

Grayson Beard led the Huskies with 15 points, who dropped to 5-5 overall.

Pillager 12 34 -- 46
Pequot Lakes 44 26 -- 70

PILLAGER - Jacob Dixon 2, Grayson Beard 15, Domanick Cabak 6, Kobe Schultz 1, Zion Loucks 6, Zachary Macheel 2, Elijah Miller 3, Parker Schaefer 9, Evan Imgrund 2. FT 8-13 (62%).
PEQUOT LAKES - Ryan Harmala 5, Nic Kotaska 18, Gavin Kennen 7, Brayden Spiczka 8, Grant Loge 4, Karson Thurlow 6, Eli Laposky 5, Clay Erickson 3, Sam Rysavy 16. FT 10-17(59%).

Patriots 71, Little Falls 41

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Sam Rysavy poured in 25 points as the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Little Falls Flyers in non-conference action.

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Ryan Harmala finished with 11 points for the Patriots while Cruz Megazzini and Eli Laposky each scored eight.

Beau Thoma led the Flyers with 16 points while Jaxon Janski tallied 12 points.

Pequot Lakes 38 33 – 71
Little Falls 23 18 – 41

PEQUOT LAKES - Ryan Harmala 11, Nic Kotaska 3, Cruz Megazzini 8, Gavin Kennen 5, Maverick Ackerman 2, Brayden Spiczka 3, Karson Thurlow 1, Leo Marc Bolz-Andolshek 2, Conner Quale 3, Eli Laposky 8, Sam Rysavy 25. Overall: 6-2. Next: hosts Pillager 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.
LITTLE FALLS - Jaxon Janski 12, Beau Thoma 16, Austin Neu 3, Brock Lutzke 5, Ethan Poser 9, Carter Gwost 2.

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