The Maple Lake girls basketball team claimed its second Central Minnesota Conference win and sixth win overall, Thursday, Dec. 21, when it defeated Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at home, 38-44. The Irish got off to a slow start against the Lakers, trailing 0-6 in the early minutes of the game. After a few consecutive stops and some offensive rebounds that led to scores the Irish were back in the game. Trailing by four, Maple Lake went on a 12-0 run spanning about six minutes in the middle of the first half. From there, the Irish coasted into the break with a 19-15 lead over the Lakers. The second half started just like the first. HL-W-W went on a 7-0 run and took a 22-19 lead over the Irish. A quick time-out and some full court pressure got the girls back on track. Maple Lake went on a 14-0 run to turn the tables on the Lakers and give them an 11-point advantage with eight minutes remaining.
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