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Area Boys Basketball: 10th-ranked Flyers win 10th straight

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LITTLE FALLS — Matt Valentine scored a game-high 24 points to go with 14 rebounds leading Class 3A’s 10th-ranked Little Falls Flyers to a 86-68 non-conference victory Saturday over the Thief River Falls Prowlers.

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Troy Scott added 11 points and Grant Bell dished out eight assists for the 10-1 Flyers.

Thief River Falls 31 37 — 68

Little Falls 43 43 — 86

Thief River Falls

Jacob Leier 12, Ralph Williams 4, Ethan Peterson 4, Jorde Hutton 6, Nathan Hruby 20, Micah Schnedier 11. FG 27-54 (50 percent), FT 11-13 (85 percent), 3-point baskets: 3-10 (30 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Aaron Hallberg 2, Collin Eckman 8, Darin Fellbaum 2, Grant Bell 6, Jake Scott 6, Josh Wenzel 9, Matt Valentine 24, Spencer Lubbers 7, Thomas Smith 5, Travis Spillum 6, Troy Scott 11. FG 32-77 (42 percent), FT 15-20 (75 percent), 3-point baskets: 7-25 (28 percent). Overall: 10-1. Next: at Brainerd 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grand Rapids 69,

Pequot Lakes 58 (OT)

GRAND RAPIDS — Nevin Greer drained six 3-pointers to finish with 24 points leading the Pequot Lakes Patriots in their 69-58 overtime loss to Class 3A’s third-ranked Grand Rapids Thunderhawks Saturday.

Logan Lange and Riley Johnson scored 10 points apiece for the Patriots, who are now 5-7 overall.

Grand Rapids 29 55 14 — 69

Pequot Lakes 29 55 3 — 58

GRAND RAPIDS

Austin Pohlen 29, Mark Laughlin 4, AJ Watland 2, David Liebe 2, Alex Illikainen 11, Sam Smokrovich 4, Reed Bender12, Mike Spoden 5. FT 27-38 (71 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Alex Goerges 5, Nevin Greer 24, Logan Lange 10, Nolan Michaelson 4, Riley Johnson 10, Jordan Redmond 5. FT 9-17 (53 percent). Overall: 5-7. Next: host Pillager 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Long Prairie-GE 65,

Staples-Motley 45

STAPLES-MOTLEY — Kyle Jansson scored 12 and Dennis Vasquez added 10 for the Staples-Motley Cardinals during Saturday’s 64-45 non-conference loss to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 31 34 — 65

Staples-Motley 19 26 — 45

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE

Dylan Warner 2, Billy Liebsch 1, Duane Miller 20, Austin Kaiser 14, Travis Bergmann 9, Stanley Harvey 10, Cody Sprenger 9. FT 13-22 (59 percent).

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kyle Jansson 12, Shane Suess 4, Brian Huber 8, Dennis Vasquez 10, Grant Longbella 7, Zach Borders 4. FT 6-8 ( percent). Overall: SM 1-10. Next: hosts Grand Rapids 7 p.m. Monday.

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