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Milaca Grabs Important Section Win Over Pine City

Milaca was in Pine City on Friday.

Both teams had a lot to play for in this game, a win meant climbing the section standings.

It was a tight game throughout much of the 1st half, with the offenses playing at a lightspeed pace and the defenses left no room to breathe. As the half moved along, turnovers became a problem for both teams. The only difference was Milaca capitalized off of more turnovers than Pine City. This helped Milaca to pull ahead and grab a 35-24 lead at the half. The Dragons made some adjustments and looked like a different team in the 2nd half. Milaca was still creating turnovers and scoring off of them, but Pine City was starting to find some momentum. Once that momentum was found, the game shifted in the Dragons favor. They were able to hold Milaca scoreless for a short time while they were draining threes. The Dragons had shrunk their deficit to 2 points. But a timeout from Milaca HC Kaleb Anderson proved to be enough. After the timeout Milaca quickly turned the game back their way and held control. The Wolves continued to force the Dragons into mistakes and made the most of them. Soon they built up another double digit lead, but this time Pine City was unable to overcome it. Though the Dragons fought until the final buzzer the mistakes proved to be too many. Milaca won the game 72-58.

With the loss, Pine City's win streak ends after 11 games. They drop to 16-6 on the year and will host Ogilvie on Tuesday before facing off against rival Mustangs in Mora on Thursday.

After a 5 game losing skid, Milaca has since been on a 4 game win streak and now hold a 13-7 record. They will play St Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday in St Cloud, before they too play against the Mustangs at home on Friday.

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