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Tyler Ukkelberg of Battle Lake and Ryan Bruggeman chase a loose ball Saturday at Concordia College in Moorhead. Photos by Dave Wallis / Forum News Service

Battle Lake moves to 20-0 with win over Pelican Rapids

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MOORHEAD — The finishing touch on Battle Lake’s 81-71 boys basketball win over Pelican Rapids on Saturday at Concordia College was as fierce as the Battlers’ performance.

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Daniel Marso’s dunk with 24 seconds remaining was the exclamation point for Battle Lake.

As Marso came down from gripping the rim, the No. 4 team in Minnesota Class 1A moved up to 20-0 overall and knocked off its fourth Class 2A team.

Battle Lake coach Dan Peterka is only somewhat impressed.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog: http://forumpreps.areavoices.com/  
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