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Area Girls Basketball: Pierz knocks off Flyers

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LITTLE FALLS — Bridget Bednar collected 18 rebounds and Megan Boser led Pierz with 12 points as the Pioneers defeated the Little Falls Flyers 47-40 in Thursday’s non-conference matchup.

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Bednar finished with eight points and 12 of her rebounds came on the defensive end of the court.

Jamie Jenks led the Flyers with 16 points.

Pierz 23 24 — 47

Little Falls 17 23 — 40

PIERZ

Elizabeth Tomala 7, Shelbie Boser 2, Bridget Bednar 8, Tiara Hopkins 2, Kayla Carter 5, Mickey Rocheleau 7, Megan Boser 12, Alyssa Boser 4. FG 17-53 (32 percent), FT 10-24 (41 percent). 3-point 3-9 (33 percent). Overall: 1-1. Next: at Albany 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LITTLE FALLS

Laura Moe 2, Katie Stewart 3, Kendra Pohlman 6, Gabby Nouis 5, Jamie Jenks 16, Melanie Dorn 6, Jennifer Ronning 2. FG 14-66 (21 percent), FT 8-18 (44 percent). 3-point 4-17 (24 percent). Overall: 0-2. Next: at Fergus Falls 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pequot Lakes 86, Bemidji 63

PEQUOT LAKES — Kayla Miller totalled 22 points and Katie White finished with 20 points and four steals in Pequot Lakes’ 86-63 non-conference win over Bemidji Thursday.

Miller and Jessica Kreitz each grabbed 11 rebounds and Brittny Bzdok dished out four assists.

Vanessa Lane contributed 17 points and four steals for the 2-0 Patriots.

Bemidji 28 35 — 63

Pequot Lakes 45 41 — 86

BEMIDJI

Jessa Lusby 9, Kelsey Olson 11, Rachael Riley 2, Alexa Greendahl 10, Jess Yost 17, Dani Gronhovd 8, Greta Steever 6. FT 11-14 (79 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Caitie Ryan 2, Hayley Wiebolt 4, Brittny Bzdok 6, Vanessa Lane 17, Emilee Buell 2, Katie White 20, Kayla Miller 22, Abby Palmer 2, Jessica Kreitz 11. FG 38-63 (60 percent), FT 6-9 (67 percent). 3-point 4-6 (67 percent). Overall: 2-0. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pine River-Backus 81, Cass Lake-Bena 22

CASS LAKE — The Pine River-Backus Tigers, led by 28 points from Brittany Kelley, outscored the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 81-22 for a Northwoods Conference victory Thursday.

Autumn Ackerman scored 18 points and Megan Felthous added 11. Ackerman snared 11 rebounds to lead PR-B.

Cass Lake-Bena 16 6 — 22

Pine River-Backus 43 48 — 81

CASS LAKE-BENA

Mariah Reyes 6, Adrienne Cloud 2, Antonia Archambault 3, Justin Jourdain 4, Cheylynn Rodriguez 5, Meghan Brun 2. FG 8-43 (19 percent), FT 1-5 (20 percent). 3-point 3-16 (19 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Kendra Brasel 8, Brooke Richards 2, Megan Porta 1, Brittany Kelley 28, Megan Felthous 11, Nicole Arends 6, Journee Howard 7, Autumn Ackerman 18. FG 24-69 (35 percent), FT 9-16 (56 percent). 3-point 3-9 (33 percent). Conf: 1-0. Overall: 1-0. Next: hosts Laporte 6 p.m. Thursday.

Wadena-DC 60, Sebeka 45

WADENA — Caitlin Volkmann and Emily Miron combined for 43 points to lead Wadena-Deer Creek past the Sebeka Trojans 60-45 Thursday.

Volkmann led all scorers with 22 while Miron contributed 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds.

Sebeka 26 18 — 45

Wadena-Deer Creek 35 25 — 60

SEBEKA

Jasmine Titcomb 7, Heidi Olson 8, Katianne Brockpahler 6, Natalie Stiles 3, Logan Redetzke 3, Jordan Lillquist 3, Courtney Huttunen 2, Brett Brockpahler 13. FT 7-15 (47 percent).

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Hope Theisen 9, Casey Volkmann 3, Caitlin Volkmann 22, Emily Miron 21, Courtney Dumpprope 3, Miranda Miller 2. FT 15-23 (65 percent). Overall: 1-1. Next: hosts Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Swanville 39, Pillager 32

SWANVILLE — Sarah Neuruer led Pillager with eight points in the Huskies season-opening 39-32 loss to the Swanville Bulldogs Thursday.

Swanville 19 20 — 39

Pillager 23 9 — 32

SWANVILLE

Rachel Muhlenkamp 2, Danica Hanson 3, Marissa Evans 5, Abbey Schulz 5, Nikki Primus 14, Stephanie Koetter 2, Tiffany Barthel 8. FT 13-36 (36 percent).

PILLAGER

Gabby Martin 3, Autumn Borders 6, Paige Leifermann 7, Lacy Hiltner 6, Sarah Neuruer 8, Dawn Swartz 2. FT 12-25 (48 percent). 3-point baskets: Borders 2. Overall: 0-1. Next: at New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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