Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Basketball (B)

Derek Dahlgren (Breckenridge Boys Basketball)

By Craig Olson
Breckenridge, MN

Derek Dahlgren, a 6’3” senior guard for the Breckenridge boys basketball team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week. 

Dahlgren, who missed the entire post season his junior year with a broken foot, made a strong showing in his 2017-2018 varsity debut as the Cowboys opened the season with a 79-73 home court win over Fergus Falls. 

Dahlgren struggled in the first half of the game but banked in a mid-court shot at the halftime buzzer to bring the Cowboys to within ten points of the Otters after they had trailed by as many as fifteen. That shot seemed to ignite Dahlgren and the Cowboys as he went on to score 25 second half points, finishing with 31 in the game. He also had 7 rebounds and 4 steals.