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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • LRSC hoping to snap losing streak against Dakota Co.

  • The Royals were originally scheduled to play Mayville State JV Wednesday night, but that game has been moved back to Monday, Dec. 9 due to poor road conditions. They'll play their next game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Dakota County Tech.
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  • The Lake Region State men’s basketball team has run into a difficult stretch of games in recent weeks, and they’ve payed the price for it after losing three consecutive games following the team’s 6-1 start.
    But head coach Joe Kittell is confident that his team can bounce back, and he’s hoping that it starts with their next game.
    The Royals (6-4) will look to chalk one up for the win column Saturday afternoon as they return for their first home game in over two weeks. They take on Dakota County Tech, a Division II program from Rosemount, Minn. Tip off for the game is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be played at Sweetwater Elementary in Devils Lake.
    Kittell has urged his players to sharpen their focus in recent days, something that he says has been a problem for the group in their last three games.
    LRSC lost a pair of games in Montana two weeks ago, both games in which the Royals held a lead. The team was also defeated by No. 8 Iowa Western on Friday, putting this once confident LRSC team in a bit of a difficult situation.
    But no one can change the past. All a team can do is move on, play hard and learn from its mistakes.
    The Royals can do that with a Wednesday win against Dakota County Tech. They seem to need it.
    If they are to get a win, they’ll need better contributions from their key players, including Melvin Langstaff, last season’s leading scorer.
    Langstaff has been a catalyst for the Royals offense all season, but on Friday night against Iowa Western, he managed just four points, his worst scoring output of the season so far.
    Scheduling changes
    The Royals were originally scheduled to play Mayville State JV Wednesday night, but that game has been moved back to Monday, Dec. 9 due to poor road conditions. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Monday night at the Sports Center.
    LRSC’s game with Minot Air Force Base, originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, has also been postponed and will be moved to a later date.

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