The Fergus Falls girls’ basketball team trounced the home team Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday, 72-25.
From the start of the game, it was obvious the Otters’ tenacious defense was too much for the Lakers as Fergus Falls converted on many turnovers. Sabrina Fronning, who scored all of her 22 points in the first half made all but two of those from layups. At half the Otters led the Lakers 49-15.
After the break, the Otters continued dismantling the Lakers and took advantage of the lead by rotating in their bench allowing nine different players to score points.
“We had a tremendous defensive effort that caused many turnovers which led to easy baskets,” assistant coach Kevin Pearson said. “When you pressure the ball and cause those turnovers it leads to transition baskets and that’s exactly what happened. Everyone got to play so it was a fun night of basketball all the way around.”
Sabrina Fronning led the Otters with 22 points followed by Paige Pearson (14) and Hannah Polejewski (10). Fronning also led the Otters in steals with three followed by Gretchen Davis (2). Ellie Colbeck led Fergus Falls with six rebounds followed by both Fronning and Polejewski with four. Carley Meis, Colbeck and Davis led the Otters with four assists.
The Otters forced 22 turnovers in the 72-15 victory compared to Fergus Falls’ 10.
In JV action the Otters toppled the Lakers 53-21 led by Hannah Polejewski with 11 points. Fergus Falls’ C team came up a bit short falling to the Lakers 39-32; both Jenna Carlson and Cyntreya Lockett recorded 12 points.
The Otters will next host Willmar Thursday (Dec. 12) at 7:15 p.m.