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Boys Basketball: Spuds hand Warriors first loss

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MOORHEAD — It took a record breaking performance to do it, but the Brainerd Warriors finally lost.

Moorhead’s Aaron Lien scored 53 points Friday to break the Spuds single-game scoring record of 45 set in 1967 to down the Warriors 95-93 in a Secton 8-4A matchup.

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Brainerd was one of just three teams in the state still unbeaten, but saw an 18-point second-half lead dissappear.

Marcus Comstock led the Warriors with 32 points followed by Jack Sauer’s 21 and Jacob Blong’s 17. Sauer added eight assists and Blong grabbed eight rebounds.

It’s the third straight win for Moorhead, who improved to 9-5 overall and 5-0 against section opponents. Brainerd falls to 14-1 overall and 5-1 against section opponents.

Moorhead 36 59 — 95

Brainerd 42 51 — 93

MOORHEAD

Zack Dobbins 8, Aaron Lien 53, Cody Dorow 3, Preston Kraiter 3, Brett Lawerence 4, Taylor Doeden 3, Austin Nelson 18, Tyler Stich 3. FG 31-56 55 percent), FT 25-31 (81 percent). 3-point 8-21 (38 percent).

BRAINERD

Tony Sauer 5, Jack Sauer 21, Taylor Huber 4, Jacob Blong 17, Marcus Comstock 32, Ian Haug 8, Chris Bowman 3, Jagar Hanson 3. FG 33-56 (59 percent), FT 20-30 (67 percent). 3-point 7-17 (41 percent). Overall: 14-1. Next: hosts Elk River 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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