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Area Boys Basketball: Cardinals cruise past Pillager

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STAPLES — Seth Auger collected 20 points leading the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 79-44 blowout of the Pillager Huskies in a non-conference game Thursday.

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Jordan Wick added 14 and Kyle Jansson 13 for S-M, which has won three of its last four.

EJ Ziegler tallied 10 points for the 12-5 Huskies.

Pillager 29 15 — 44

Staples-Motley 38 41 — 79

PILLAGER

Jake Weizenegger 6, Devin Strack 8, Conner Uselman 8, Matt Doss 2, EJ Ziegler 10, Cole Hunstad 3, Adam Obermiller 2, Isaac Jacobson 5. FT 13-25 (52 percent), 3-point baskets: 1. Overall: 12-5. Next: at Pierz 7:30 p.m. Friday.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kyle Jansson 13, Brian Huber 6, Jordan Wick 14, Dennis Vasquez 8, Seth Auger 20, Grant Longbella 6, Zach Borders 8, Colton Borders 4. FT 10-16 (63 percent), 3-point baskets: 5. Overall: 4-12. Next: hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Pequot Lakes 62,

Aitkin 45

PEQUOT LAKES — Nevin Greer dropped in 19 points for the Pequot Lakes Patriots as they dropped the Aitkin Gobblers 62-42 in a non-conference game Thursday.

Jordan Redmond scored 12 and Nolan Michaelson 10 for the 8-8 Patriots.

Nathan Ehnstrom scored 16 points for the 6-8 Gobblers.

Pequot Lakes 37 25 — 62

Aitkin 15 30 — 45

PEQUOT LAKES

Connor Leagjeld 3, Nevin Greer 19, Logan Lange 7, Nolan Michaelson 10, Riley Johnson 5, Steve Duval 5, Jordan Redmond 12, Travis Jacobson 1. FT 5-9 (56 percent). Overall: 8-8. Next: hosts Pelican Rapids 6:45 p.m. Monday.

AITKIN

Nathan Ehnstrom 16, Ryan Rosemore 3, Peter Zasmeta 1, Alex Anderson 7, Danny Dally 6, Dean Lynn 7, Brad Nelson 5. FT 8-15 (53 percent). Overall: 6-8 Next: at Hinckley-Finlayson 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Crosby-Ironton 66,

Wadena-DC 48

WADENA — The Crosby-Ironton Rangers shot 52 percent from the field and held the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to 33 percent leading to a 66-48 Mid-State Conference victory Thursday.

C-I’s Daniel Hudrlik and Michael Hoge both scored 13 points and Jacob Goodwin added 12.

W-DC was led by Ben Birch’s 17 points ad Evan VanErp’s 13.

Crosby-Ironton 35 31 — 66

Wadena-Deer Creek 20 28 — 48

CROSBY-IRONTON

Jacob Goodwin 12, Will Goodwin 9, Michael Hoge 13, Caleb Baker 6, Brady Tesdahl 3, Jordaan Reynolds 6, Garrett Van Horn 4, Daniel Hudrlik 13. FG 27-52 (52 percent), FT 5-8 (63 percent), 3-point baskets: 7. Conference: 4-3. Overall: 10-7. Next: hosts Cass Lake-Bena 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Andrew VanErp 2, Ryan Redfield 8, Ben Birch 17, Evan VanErp 13, Matt Paulson 2, Matt Laughlin 4, Jacob Salge 2. FG 18-54 (33 percent), FT 8-14 (57 percent), 3-point baskets: 2. Conference: 1-6. Overall: 5-11. Next: hosts Nevis 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Cathedral 81,

Little Falls 67

ST. CLOUD — Grant Bell led Little Falls with a game-high 25 points, but the Flyers suffered their first Granite Ridge Conference loss losing 81-67 to Class 2A’s seventh-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral Thursday.

Josh Wenzel added 10 points for the 12-3 Flyers.

St. Cloud Cathedral 30 51 — 81

Little Falls 33 34 — 67

ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL

Brindley Theisen 6, Nick Schmit 9, Bjorn Bjorklund 13, Steven Bestgen 10, Brady Schmit 13, Joseph Burt 18, Scottie Rucks 12. FG 28-62 (45 percent), FT 20-26 (77 percent), 3-point baskets: 5.

LITTLE FALLS

Aaron Hallberg 3, Collin Eckman 5, Grant Bell 25, Jake Scott 7, Josh Wenzel 10, Matt Valentine 6, Spencer Lubbers 3, Thomas Smith 2, Travis Spillum 3, Troy Scott 3. FG 21-57 (37 percent), FT 16-26 (62 percent), 3-point baskets: 9. Conference: 5-1. Overall: 12-3. Next: hosts Detroit Lakes 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

B-B-E 90, Pierz 65

BROOTEN — Preston Weber scored 22 points for the Pierz Pioneers as they had their seven-game win streak snapped by Class 1A’s top-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars, who won Thursday’s Central Minnesota Conference game 90-65.

Caleb Janson added 20 points for the 11-4 Pioneers.

B-B-E 49 41 — 90

Pierz 37 28 — 65

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA

Trey Heinsius 2, Brian Goodwin 20, James Kuefler 9, Billy Borgerding 33, Kirby Montbriand 15, Connor Goodwin 11. FT 15-21 (71 percent).

PIERZ

Josh Templin 3, Mitch Bednar 4, Dylan Smieja 5, Preston Weber 22, Caleb Janson 20, Michael Marshik 1, Cullin Carter 2, Logan Meyer 8. FT 12-22 (55 percent). Conference: 5-1. Overall: 11-4. Next: hosts Staples-Motley 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lake Region splits

ANKENY, Iowa — Dave Jensen’s basket at the buzzer lifted Lake Region Christian to a 51-50 win over Plaza Heights (Mo.) in the second game of the Faith School tournament Thursday afternoon.

Daniel Newton scored 22 points, nailing four 3s in the second half, as LRCS rallied from a 9-point deficit. Patrick Trout added 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets.

In Thursday’s first game, LRCS scored four points in the second half and lost to Central Baptist (Tenn.) 44-24. Trout grabbed 12 rebounds and Newton scored nine points.

First Game

Central Baptist (Tenn.) 20 24 — 44

Lake Region 20 4 — 24

CENTRAL

Justin Hopkins 5, Darius Fleming 5, Josh Calley 13, Chad Meadows 7, Chris Roberson 14.

LAKE REGION

Daniel Newton 9, Hayden Brooks 3, David Jensen 3, Josh Gazelka 4, Patrick Trout 5. FT 8-16.

Second Game

Plaza Heights (Mo.) 25 25 — 50

Lake Region 13 38 — 51

PLAZA

Chase Lanphear 6, Isaac Carpenter 3, Jesse Carpenter 14, Jacob Swan 2, Robert Bruce 11, Garrett Crawley 4, Michael Peggemeier 10.

LAKE REGION

Daniel Newton 22, Hayden Brooks 1, Matt Wiedell 2, David Jensen 6, Josh Gazelka 6, Patrick Trout 10, Corbin Moore 4. FT 5-13. Overall: 8-5. Next: vs. Faith Christian of Foreston 12:30 p.m. Friday; Saturday TBA

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