PEQUOT LAKES -- Like Teresa Parker 17 days ago, Flecia Foster stood on the foul line with history in reach.
Two points away from 1,000 in her career, Foster sank the first free throw. A sign on the wall showing Foster's career points was updated to 999.
Then Foster shot again.
The junior point guard watched. Then she was mobbed by Parker, her best friend.
"I actually wasn't even thinking about my 1,000 points," said Foster, who finished with 11. "We weren't on a roll and we needed some points so I was just thinking about the game.
"It actually didn't even hit me at first until Teresa came up and hugged me. It was pretty cool."
On a day celebrating one of the most prolific scorers in school history, the Pequot Lakes defense decided the outcome of Friday's first-round contest between the Patriots and Foley.
Pequot held the Falcons to 26 percent shooting from the floor and held on for a 40-38 decision in the Pequot Lakes tournament.
Despite shooting 20 percent (3-of-15) in the second half, Pequot prevailed. Parker scored a game-high 15 points, but none in the second half. The junior fouled out with 3:51 in the fourth quarter but Pequot held on.
"It's a good thing we held them down as much as we did," said Patriots coach Bill Larson. "If we hadn't held them down defensively they would have definitely beat us."
With time expiring, the Falcons had two attempts to tie the score but Carlie Molean's attempt missed and the putback failed as the buzzer sounded.
"It was just us thinking we had the game," said Foster. "I don't know what was going through our minds. With Teresa not in the game we just got too flustered."
The Falcons attempted just 38 field goals, but chipped away at the deficit. Foley outscored Pequot 14-7 in the third quarter. Rachel Zillmer scored four of her team-high 14 points in the frame and Alison Thorsness scored six of her 13.
Fouls plagued Pequot as Foster and Mandie Roggenkamp also fouled out. But Foley didn't capitalize, shooting 18-of-30 from the line.
The Patriots didn't make a field goal in the fourth quarter. Chelsa Schwegel and Foster both hit three free throws and Kristi Myers added one.
"We weren't going where we needed to go," said Pequot coach Bill Larson. "We tried to establish a low-post game and that was working for us. Then we went away from it. We weren't posting up strong enough and we needed to keep attacking the boards and we weren't doing that at all."
Foley 4 8 14 12 -- 38
Pequot Lakes 14 12 7 7 -- 40
Jenna Thorsness 2, Alison Thorsness 13, Carlie Molean 7, Rachel Zillmer 14, Ashley Stewart 2. Team totals: FG 10-38 (percent), FT 18-30 (percent), 3-pointers: 0-3. Overall -- 3-2. Next game: vs. Pierz at Pequot Lakes tournament 5 p.m. Saturday.
Flecia Foster 11, Teresa Parker 15, Chelsea Schwegel 6, Mandie Roggenkamp 3, Kristi Myers 5. Team totals: FG 13-42 (percent), FT 13-20 (percent), 3-pointers: 1-2 (Roggenkamp). Conference -- 2-0. Overall -- 4-1. Next game: vs. Staples-Motley 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
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