The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys’ basketball team chalked up a much needed Mid-State Conference win against the visiting Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 53-25 on Friday, Jan. 18.
The Patriots, who improved to 4-2 in the conference and 6-8 overall, were scheduled to face Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and then play at Park Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Jordan Redmond led the Patriots with 17 points and teammate Brett Peterson added a career-high 15 points as he made five three-point baskets.
“Brett had a big game for us with five three-pointers, and that’s something we need to help our offense from the outside,” said Pequot Lakes coach Garry Grewe. “That helps us get the ball inside to our big guys.”
The Patriots jumped to an 8-0 lead before Dylan Dumprope nailed a three-point shot for W-DC. Pequot Lakes then went on a 22-0 run to assume a surprising 30-3 advantage with 3:30 left in the first half.
Dumprope made a pair of three-point shots early in the second half to cut the deficit to 37-13.
The Patriots continued to build the lead as Peterson connected on a pair of three-point baskets to make it 50-19 with five minutes left, and the hosts cruised from that point.
Dumprope scored 18 points for the Wolverines, who dropped to 1-4 in the Mid-State Conference and 4-8 overall.
Wadena-DC 7 18 — 25
Pequot Lakes 33 20 — 53
Jared Reinitz 1, Alex Redfield 2, Joey Price 1, Matt Laughlin 3, Dylan Dumprope 18. FT 7-12.
Brett Peterson 15, Kevin Beltz 4, John Craig 2, Wes Mumm 2, Michael Ryan 1, Jordan Redmond 17, Brandon Hehir 2, Travis Jacobson 10. FT 6-14 (43 percent).