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Rangers, Pequot continue dominance

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CROSBY — Crosby-Ironton’s Michael Hoge totaled 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Rangers’ 65-36 non-conference victory over Aitkin Thursday.

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Will Goodwin and Caleb Baker each scored 11 points. Goodwin captured five steals, helping C-I push its winning streak to 15 straight over the Gobblers.

Aitkin’s Alex Anderson tallied 20 points and Nathan Ehnstrom collected 12.

Aitkin 15 21 — 36

Crosby-Ironton 33 32 — 65

AITKIN

Nathan Ehnstrom 12, Ryan Rosemore 2, Alex Anderson 20, Dean Lynn 2. FG 13-36 (36 percent), FT 8-15 (53 percent), 3-point baskets: 2-8 (25 percent). Overall: 2-3. Next: hosts McGregor in Aitkin Quarterbacks Club tournament Noon Tuesday.

CROSBY-IRONTON

Jacob Goodwin 3, Will Goodwin 11, Michael Hoge 26, Caleb Baker 11, Brady Tesdahl 2, Garrett Van Horn 3, Daniel Hudrlik 9. FG 24-57 (42 percent), FT 12-22 (55 percent), 3-point baskets: 5-11 (45 percent). Overall: 3-2. Next: hosts Moose Lake-Willow River in Ranger Classic 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Pequot Lakes 65,

Pine River-B 25

PEQUOT LAKES — Jordan Redmond scored 17 points and Nevin Greer added 15 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 65-25 non-conference victory the Pine River-Backus Tigers Thursday.

Nathan Holm scored 13 points to pace the Tigers, who have been dominated by Pequot Lakes in the 371 rivalry. Pequot owns a 17-0 record against the Tigers since the 2002-03 season.

Pine River-Backus 13 12 — 25

Pequot Lakes 36 29 — 65

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Beau Howard 8, Nathan Holm 13, Henry Kreklau 4. FT 11-15. Overall: 4-4. Next: at Barnum 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

PEQUOT LAKES

Alex Goerges 5, Nevin Greer 15, Logan Lange 4, Riley Johnson 7, Steve Duval 6, Jordan Redmond 17, Travis Jacobson 7, Tyler Tappe 2. FT 8-11 (73 percent). Overall: 3-4. Next: vs. Sauk Centre at Little Falls tournament 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Little Falls 82,

Milaca 54

LITTLE FALLS — Five different Little Falls Flyers reached double figures, led by Thomas Smith’s 15 points, in Thursday’s 82-54 Granite Ridge Conference win over Milaca.

Matt Valentine scored 12 points followed by 11 each from Grant Bell, Jake Scott and Josh Wenzel for the Flyers, who improved to 2-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall.

Milaca 30 24 — 54

Little Falls 43 39 — 82

MILACA

FG 15-40 (38 percent), FT 21-33 (64 percent), 3-point baskets: 3-7 (43 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Collin Eckman 6, Collin Gradin 4, Darin Fellbaum 4, Grant Bell 11, Jake Scott 11, Josh Wenzel 11, Matt Valentine 12, Thomas Smith 15, Troy Scott 8. FG 29-54 (54 percent), FT 15-23 (65 percent), 3-point baskets: 9-23 (39 percent). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 4-1. Next: hosts Upsala at Little Falls Tournament 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pierz 80, Mora 58

MORA — Preston Weber scored 23 points to lead the Pierz Pioneers to an 80-58 win over the Mora Mustangs in Thursday’s non-conference game.

Caleb Janson contributed 13 points, 14 rebounds and six steals and Jess Kasper added 11 rebounds along with seven points and four steals.

Mora 28 30 — 58

Pierz 36 44 — 80

MORA

Michael Greenberg 1, Cody Cottingham 2, Sam Johnson 17, Austin Lick 9, Josh Cheney 2, Adam Burgess 5, Justin O’Bert 10, Greg Mork 12. FG 21-45 (47 percent), FT 13-32 (59 percent), 3-point baskets: 3-10 (30 percent) Johnson 3.

Pierz

Josh Templin 3, Mitch Bednar 11, Ben Huffman 2, Ben Boser 2, Jess Kasper 7, Dylan Smieja 3, Preston Weber 23, Caleb Janson 13, Michael Marshik 4, Tyler Kieffer 2, Cullin Carter 1, Logan Meyer 9. FG 31-66 (47 percent), FT 14-24 (58 percent), 3-point baskets: 4-17 (24 percent), Templin, Smieja, Weber 2. Overall: 4-1. Next: vs. Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral tournament 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pillager 66, Nevis 60

PILLAGER — EJ Ziegler posted 21 points and 11 rebounds to power the Pillager Huskies to a 66-60 non-conference win over the Nevis Tigers Thursday.

Pillager’s Devin Strack and Matt Doss each added 11 points to help offset the 42 points scored by Nevis’ Taylor Chase.

Nevis 24 36 — 60

Pillager 33 33 — 66

NEVIS

Matt Gustafson 2, Gerald Beckerleg 3, Bryon Schuldt 5, Taylor Chase 42, Jacob Keranen 8. FT 14-23 (61 percent), 3-point baskets: 2.

PILLAGER

Jake Weizenegger 5, Devin Strack 11, Alex Holbrook 6, Conner Uselman 7, Matt Doss 11, EJ Ziegler 21, Cole Hunstad 5. FT 13-22 (59 percent), 3-point baskets: 5. Overall: 3-1. Next: hosts Cromwell in Fornshell Christmas Classic at Pillager 4 p.m. Thursday.

Verndale 67,

Menahga 52

VERNDALE — Dallas Ehrmantraut tallied 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, seven rebounds and seven steals in the Verndale Pirates 67-52 Park Region Conference win over the Menahga Braves Thursday.

Aaron Denny totaled 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the 2-5 Pirates.

Verndale and Menahga combined to shoot 74 free throws. The Pirates finished 22-of-39 from the line, while the Braves were 18-35.

Menahga 22 30 — 52

Verndale 23 44 — 67

MENAHGA

Jeff Skoog 1, Markus Tolkkinen 12, Tanner Schwartz 16, Austen Schwartz 12, Rylan Aho 4, Levi Schwartz 5, Justin Luedke 2. FT 18-35 (51 percent).

VERNDALE

Christian Siedschlaw 2, Marcos Gomez 9, Dallas Ehrmantraut 20, James Kveton 9, Travis Lollar 5, Aaron Denny 15, Daniel Fisher 7. FG 21-50 (42 percent), FT 22-39 (56 percent), 3-point baskets: 4-11 (36 percent). Conference: 1-1. Overall: 2-5. Next: at Wadena-Deer Creek 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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