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Knight boys cruise past Battle Lake

The West Central Area boys' basketball team shot almost 60 percent from the field and moved to 5-1 on the season with a dominating 89-47 win over Battle Lake last Friday.

The West Central Area boys' basketball team shot almost 60 percent from the field and moved to 5-1 on the season with a dominating 89-47 win over Battle Lake last Friday.

The Knights built a 67-27 lead early in the second half thanks to tough defensive pressure and a balanced offensive attack.

Four WCA players scored in double figures, led by Kolten Lee's 20 points. Sam Richards also poured in 16 points, while Derek Bredy and Alan Strom added 14 each.

"This was our best game of the season so far," head coach Kraig Hunter said. "We executed very well on offense and shared the ball well."

The 42-point victory continued what has become somewhat of a trend for the Knights this season. When they win, they win big. Of WCA's five wins, their lowest margin of victory was 14 points against Frazee. Every other game was won by at least 20 points.

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They will look to continue that trend when they resume Heart O' Lakes Conference action tonight, Friday, against Perham.

GAME STATISTICS

WEST CENTRAL 45 44 89

BATTLE LAKE 21 26 47

WCA INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Kolten Lee - 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists; Sam Richards - 16 points, 5 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists; Derek Bredy - 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists; Alan Strom - 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Dale Haberer - 9 points, 5 steals; Eric Erickson - 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Tyler Anderson - 6 points; Tucker Belgum - 2 points

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