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Lakers cruise over Bluejays – Kramer comes up short of quadrulple-double

By Staff | Dec 13, 2007

ESTHERVILLE — You’ve heard of the triple-double, but on Tuesday an Iowa Lakes player was one rebound short of a quadruple-double.

Karissa Kramer, a sophomore guard from Sleepy Eye, Minn., scored 15 points, dished out 12 assists, recorded 11 thefts and pulled down nine rebounds as the Lakers cruised to a 98-43 victory over Minnesota West on on Wednesday.

Also, Kramer was one of six players in double digits.

Iowa Lakes coach Brian Radtke said he can’t explain it, but when the Lakers play Minnesota West in Worthington, his team only wins by a handful of points. But whenever the Lady Jays cross the border to play in Estherville, Iowa Lakes wins with ease.

The Lakers started on a 6-0 run, but the Lady Jays knocked down two 3-pointers to tie the game.

Jazzmine Hall, who led the Lakers with 17 points, knocked down a 3-pointer to return the lead to the Lakers for good.

The Lakers pushed the lead two 10 off a pair of steals and led 18-18 after a 3-pointer from Jynna Coyle.

The Lady Jays stayed within the 10-point range for a short while until Shanda Novak, scored under the basket and Samantha Boje found space for a layup.

Iowa Lakes ended the half with an 11-0 run with four free throws by Kramer, seven straight points by Boje and a bucket by Hannah Downing to lead 48-18.

Coach Radtke told his team at halftime that he didn’t want to let Minnesota West back in the game.

The Lakers responded by opening up the second half with a 10-0 run and held the visitors to two points in the first six minutes.

Hall, Kramer and Boje all forced turnovers for easy baskets at the other end as Iowa Lakes led 67-20.

The Iowa Lakes bench had plenty of court time to close out the game.

Besides Kramer and Hall, other players in double figures were Novak with 16 points, Boje with 13, Coyle with 12 and Downing with 11.

Iowa Lakes (8-2, 3-0) hosts Kirkwood on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.

Iowa Lakes 98, Minnesota West 43

Iowa Lakes (98) – Ricca Soper 2 0-0 5; Samantha Boje 5 3-4 13; Hannah Downing 4 2-2 11; Kristin Patterson 0 0-0 0; Sam Widmer 2 0-0 5; Jazzmine Hall 7 2-3 17; Karissa Kramer 5 4-4 15; Kym Zitzner 1 0-0 2; Jynna Coyle 5 0-0 12; Shanda Novak 7 2-2 16.

Halftime score — Iowa Lakes 54, Minnesota West 22; 3-pointers – 7 (Coyle 2, Soper, Downing, Widmer, Hall, Kramer); Rebounds – 40 (Kramer 9) Assists – 30 (Kramer 12). Steals – 22 (Kramer 11) Blocked Shots – 1 (Downing). Turnovers – 20. Total Fouls – 18. Fouled Out – none. Technical Fouls – none.