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Willmar's Jake Damhof, left, and Brian Reeves (31) defend a drive by Zach Rengel (35) of Fergus Falls in the first half of a Central Lakes basketball opener at Willmar on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar shoots blistering 75 percent in Central Lakes rout of Fergus Falls


WILLMAR -- If you like a lot of offense, the Willmar High School gymnasium was the place to be on a cold night in December.

Both Willmar and Fergus Falls had hot hands as the host team rolled to a 91-77 win the Central Lakes Conference boys basketball opener on Tuesday.

Leading Willmar to its third win of the new season were Taylor Filipek with 25 points, Sam Esboldt with 21 and Brian Reeves at 20.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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