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Bulldogs remain unbeaten

LAKE MILLS — The Lake Mills boys’ basketball team continued to dismantle its opponents this season, hosting Central Springs Monday night.

The Bulldogs controlled the matchup from the opening whistle, going on to win the game 95-46.

The Bulldogs scored 31 points in both the first and second quarters to open up a 62-22 lead at halftime. It was much the same  in the second half as the Bulldogs had no trouble maintaining their lead through the end of the game.

The Bulldogs were led in scoring by senior Dashawn Linnen with 22 points, 12 of which were from beyond the three-point line. Linnen also added six assists. Fellow senior Caleb Bacon had an impressive statline, totaling 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Junior Wyatt Helming had a similar night with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Denton Kingland was the only other Bulldogs in double figures with 10 points.

Seven other players added to the point total, including AJ Ramaker and Ryan Huston with seven each, Seth Hermanson with nine, Kadin Able and David Hugo with four each, and Eli Menke and Logan Bacon with three each.

Junior AJ Ramaker is fouled on his way to the basket Monday night at home. Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

“We played a great overall game with intense defense, balanced scoring and unselfish passing,” said head coach Kyle Menke.

Lake Mills got to the line 26 times and made 12 of them. They made 36 field goals, compared to 19 by Central Springs.

This is the Bulldogs fourth game of the season in which they have won by more than 20 points. The only game won by less than 20 was their second game of the season, when they beat Belmond-Klemme 63-52.

In five games this season, Lake Mills has outscored its opponents 366-210.

The Bulldogs move to 5-0 this season and will play Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Friday night.

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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