COKATO — A tale of two halves.
That’s how one should describe Dassel-Cokato’s home-opener against Maple Lake Nov. 26, as each team dominated one of the two halves on the score board.
The host Chargers looked quite comfortable on their home court early, taking a 33-16 lead into halftime. The second half wasn’t so good for the hometown squad.
With Dassel-Cokato looking to hold on and Maple Lake looking to climb back into the game, the second half had fans on the edges of their seats, as the visiting Irish reeled the Chargers in until finally catching them.
There was no catch-and-release in this fishing cliche, as Maple Lake caught up and went on to win the game 54-52.
NLS 68, DC 32
The Dassel-Cokato girls managed to keep pace with New London-Spicer through the first half of play Tuesday night at home, but the size of the vising Wildcats wore on the smaller Chargers in the second half.
NLS took the game 68-32.
It was the Wildcats’ first game of the season.
“They are well coached and they are rated in state for a reason,” Dassel-Cokato coach Rob Walters said of NLS. “They do things fundamentally well. They sit in a 2-3 zone.”
It was all about size, as the Wildcats, who are ranked No. 5 in Class AA, have a roster that includes three players who stand at least 6 feet tall, as well as one who is 5-foot-11 and another who is 5-foot-10.
“They were big. With that size, they took it to us in the second half,” said Walters.
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