The Pequot Lakes boys’ basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 74-56 win over the Nevis Tigers on Friday, Feb. 22.
The Patriots’ Jordan Redmond scored 24 points while John Craig had a season-high 13 points in the non-conference win.
Pequot Lakes, 10-14 overall, played at Esko on Tuesday, Feb. 29, before hosting Sebeka in the final regular season game at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
The only time the Patriots trailed was 7-6 early in the game. That’s when baskets by Redmond and Kevin Beltz put Pequot Lakes ahead for good. The Patriots led 10-9 before scoring eight straight points, including four by Travis Jacobson and four by Wes Mumm.
Nevis answered with a pair of free throws, but Pequot Lakes went on a 10-0 run, and eventually led 44-25 at the half. Early in the second half, the Patriots built a lead of 23 points and the game was never threatened.
“It was a nice win tonight as we got some nice play from our guards,” said Pequot Lakes coach Garry Grewe. “Our two big guys (Redmond and Jacobson) did a great job in the paint.”
Almost half of the Tigers’ points came from the free-throw line as they made 25 of 34 attempts.
Nevis was led in scoring by Gavin Becker with 23 points while Jacobson added 12 for the Patriots, who hosted Parents’ Night.
Nevis 25 31 — 56
Pequot Lakes 44 30 — 74
Griffin Chase 4, Courtland Chase 2, Gavin Becker 23, Jordan Dudley 2, Taylor Chase 6, Jordan Feder 2, Jacob Keranen 17. FT 25-34 (74 percent).
Brett Peterson 2, Kevin Beltz 4, Jack Kreitz 2, John Craig 13, Wes Mumm 8, Michael Ryan 4, Jordan Redmond 24, Tyler Tappe 5, Travis Jacobson 12. FT 7-13 (54 percent).
Perham 61, Patriots 33
Pequot Lakes had its lowest point total of the season in a loss to the host Perham Yellowjackets in non-conference play on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Perham jumped out to a 31-12 lead by halftime, and cruised past the visitors. Only five players scored for Pequot Lakes, led by Jacobson with 12 points and Redmond 10.
Perham 31 30 — 61
Pequot Lakes 12 21 — 33
Eli Beachy 13, Hunter Salathe 6, Tyler Glines 9, Nick Bahls 2, Jacob Anderson 15, Matt Formanek 4, Christian Weis 2, Jordan Hein 4, Josh Nordick 2, Sam Muer 4. FT 2-4 (50 percent).
Brett Peterson 3, John Craig 3, Jordan Redmond 10, Tyler Tappe 5, Travis Jacobson 12. FT 2-7 (29 percent).