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AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Ziegler leads Pillager to championship

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PILLAGER — EJ Ziegler recorded 25 points and 15 rebounds to help the Pillager Huskies nip the Royalton Royals 59-58 in overtime to claim the championship in the Fornshell Christmas Classic at Pillager Friday.

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Cole Hunstad added 14 points for the Huskies, who improved to 5-1 overall.

Royalton 28 22 8 — 58

Pillager 28 21 9 — 59

ROYALTON

Steve Hoff 23 7 3’s, Justin Opatz 3, Tyler Makela 12, Luke Wentland 6, Curtis Makela 2, Matt Silbernick 2, Brandon Lattimer 5, Dan Anshus5. FT 4-12 (33 percent).

PILLAGER

Matt Neururer 1, Devin Strack 5, Alex Holbrook 3, Conner Uselman 5, Matt Doss 2, EJ Ziegler 25, Cole Hunstad 14, Adam Obermiller 4. FT 16-29 (55 percent). Overall: 5-1. Next: at New York Mills 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Pierz 61,

Sauk Rapids 56

ST. CLOUD — Logan Meyer hit two big free throws with 10 seconds left as the Pierz Pioneers beat the Sauk Rapid-Rice Storm 61-56 for seventh place in the St. Cloud Cathedral tournament Friday.

Preston Weber drained five threes and finished with 17 points for Pierz. Logan Meyer scored 15 points and Caleb Janson grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pioneers, who are 5-3 overall.

Sauk Rapids 28 28 — 56

Pierz 28 33 — 61

SAUK RAPIDS

Owen Anderson 8, Zack Haffner 4, Felipe Villalaz 15, Tyler Schlabsz 9, Ben Kieke 8, Josh Ullmann 7, Tyler Moon 5.

PIERZ

Mitch Bednar 8, Jess Kasper 4, Dylan Smieja 7, Preston Weber 17, Caleb Janson 8, Michael Marshik 2, Logan Meyer 15. FG 20-34(59 percent), FT 3-8(38 percent), 3-point baskets: 6-21 (29 percent). Overall: 5-3. Next: at Holdingford 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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