Girls Basketball: Patriots prevail in section quarters

Pequot Lakes Girls Basketball

Pequot Lakes Girls Basketball Isabel Larson
Pequot Lakes guard Isabel Larson drives to the baseline in the Patriots' win over Staples-Motley on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

HERMANTOWN — Maci Martini hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as did Isabel Larson pushing the top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 70-34 victory over No. 8 Mesabi East in the Section 7-2A Quarterfinals Saturday, March 5.

Kelsi Martini added 13 points for the Patriots who picked up their 22nd-straight win

Mesabi East 21 13 - 34

Pequot Lakes 40 30 - 70


Alexa Fossell 16, Maija Hill 2, Kora Forsline 3, Stevie Hakala 4, Maggie Lamppa 5, Marta Forsline 2. FT 4-7 (57%).


Isabel Larson 20, Kelsi Martini 13, Maci Martini 20, Elisa Flaws 2, Kaitlyn Geschwill 3, Reese Laposky 5, Ella Kratochvil 6, June Ruud 1. FT 10-13 (77%). Overall: 227-1. Next: vs.No. 5 Duluth Marshall in Section 7-2A Semifinals at Hermantown 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Patriots 81, Cardinals 28

PEQUOT LAKES — Maci Martini led the top-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots with 23 points in an 81-28 Victory over No. 17 Staples-Motley in the Section 7-2A Opening Round Thursday, March 3.

Ella Kratochvil tallied 13 points and Kelsi Martini scored 11 for Pequot which saw 12 different players score leading to the Patriots’ 21st-straight victory.


Addison Lorber’s 10 points paced the Cardinals, which finish the season 6-22.

Staples-Motley 13 15 -- 28

Pequot Lakes 48 33 -- 81


Aften Robinson 4, Addison Lorber 10, Ashley Robben 2, Ellie Moulfen 1, Oliviah Lorber 2, Amy Rollins 2, Lauren Rutten 4, Cami Anderson 3. FT 4-7 (57%). Overall: 6-22.


Carly Chaney 3, Isabel Larson 8, Kelsi Martini 11, Maci Martini 23, Elisa Flaws 2, Sydnie Wgeishofski 2, Morgan Eckes 4, Aubrey Larsen 2, Kaitlyn Geschwill 3, Lauren Schultz 8, Reese Laposky 2, Ella Kratochvil 13. FT 11-12 (92%).

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