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Tyler Ukkelberg scored 17 points in Battle Lake's season-opening victory over New York Mills. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Boys Basketball: Battlers' trio downs Eagles in home opener

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NEW YORK MILLS -- A trio of Battlers put up double figures as Battle Lake (1-0) spoiled the home opener of the New York Mills Eagles 79-26 Thursday evening.


Dan Marso led all scorers with 24 points.

Petric VanErp scored 19 points and Tyler Ukkelberg had 17.

The Battlers held a commanding 47-17 lead at the break and turned up the defense even more in the second half allowing the Eagles just nine points in the final 18 minutes of play.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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