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After jumping to an early lead, Park Center steamrolls Lakeville North in Class 4A tilt

By John Wagner, SportsEngine, 12/27/18, 9:45AM CST


Three Pirates scored in double digits, including Adalia McKenzie, who finished with 30.

Park Center sophomore Adalia McKenzie steals the ball and drives to the basket in Thursday’s win over Lakeville North 77-48. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

The Pirates' Lauren Frost charges through the Panthers defense at home Thursday night in a 77-48 win. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First report

Park Center's Adalia McKenzie scored 30 points, 18 coming in the first half, to lead the Pirates to a 77-48 thrashing of Lakeville North at the Park Center Holiday Showcase Thursday.

The Pirates used a 14-point explosion midway through the first half and a 19-3 run late to lead 39-21 at the break. The Panthers came no closer than 15 points in the second half.

McKenzie was backed by two other teammates in double figures for Park Center (7-2). Aaliyah Ragulen finished with 15 points while Lauren Frost added 12 for the Pirates.

Lakeview North (5-4), ranked No. 10 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, was led by Lauren Jensen's 20 points while Analiese Tschida added eight.

Lakeville North guard Lauren Jensen pushes hard against a strong Park Center defense. The Panthers lost to the Pirates 77-48. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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