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Battle Lake Boys Top Underwood for 3rd Straight Win

By Craig Olson, 01/14/22, 10:00AM CST


Jack Mekalson scored 22 points and pulled down 8 rebounds to lead the Battle Lake boys’ basketball team to a 66-32 Little Eight Conference victory in Underwood on Thursday night.  Mason Dalluge was also in double digits with 12 points, while grabbing 8 boards.

Owen Buehler added 7 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, while Drew Johnson dropped in 8 points and secured 6 rebounds for the Battlers.

“We had some great looks at the basket to start the game, but couldn’t finish,” commented Head Coach Randy Dorn of Battle Lake.  “We did a better job of finishing towards the end of the half to go into halftime with a 36-20 lead.  The bench did a great job of contributing towards this win.”

The win was the fifth straight for the Battlers who are now 5-5 overall and 3-2 against conference teams.  Their Friday night home game with Ashby has been postponed.  The Battlers will play Monday night at New York Mills.

Underwood (1-10) will travel to Fergus Falls on Tuesday night for a LEC matchup with Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.