LITCHFIELD — The problem of finding points that has plagued Dassel-Cokato for most of the season continued Tuesday night at Litchfield, where the Chargers fell 56-33 to the Dragons in a Wright County Conference West affair.
When Dassel-Cokato’s leading scorer, Sanders Asplin, is held scoreless, that is a problem for the Chargers.
The Dragons bottled up Asplin all night. He did not even attempt a free throw.
Asplin averages more than 19 points per game. Tuesday night was the first game in which he did not score in the team’s 10 games this season. Asplin’s previous low was 14 points in the season-opener against Becker.
HLWW 42, DC 33
HOWARD LAKE — A measurement of the rim circumference at the west end of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School gymnasium may need to be taken after the Jan. 11 game between the host Lakers and the visiting Chargers of Dassel-Cokato.
Scoring at that end of the floor was minimal for both teams on both sides of halftime.
HLWW shot at that end the first half, and scored 14 points. The challenge to fit the ball through the rim fell on the hands of the Chargers in the second half. They managed to score only 13 points in 18 minutes.
At the east end of the court, the Lakers out-scored the Chargers 28-20.
HLWW won the game 42-33.
GSL 58, DC 51
COKATO — A well-played game by both squads went the way of Glencoe-Silver Lake Jan. 11, when Dassel-Cokato hosted the Panthers in a Wright County Conference West game.
A one-point, 25-24, GSL lead at halftime moved to seven points in the second half, when the Panthers out-scored the Chargers 33-27.
The Panthers won the game 58-51.
“I liked the effort we put forward against GSL. We were solid on the glass and defended well,” said Dassel-Cokato coach David Chvojicek. “Our inability to take care of the ball really hamstrung us.”
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