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Area Boys Basketball: VanErps lead W-DC past Tigers

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PINE RIVER — Brothers Andrew and Evan VanErp combined for 37 points to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Pine River-Backus Tigers 65-52 in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

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Andrew VanErp finished with a game-high 22 and Evan VanErp added 15. Dylan Dumproppe contributed 16.

Beau Howard led the Tigers with 21 points and Travon Pederson tallied 12.

Wadena-Deer Creek 36 29 — 65

Pine River-Backus 32 20 — 52

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Andrew VanErp 22, Jacob Goeden 2, Isaac Laughlin 6, Evan VanErp 15, Joey Price 2, Dylan Dumproppe 16. FG 15-34 (44 percent), FT 9-12 (75 percent). 3-point 8-23 (35 percent). Overall: 2-2. Next: at Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Friday.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

TJ Lukanen 5, Beau Howard 21, Travon Pederson 12, Tony Pederson 3, Solomon Sasse 2, Zach Struss 9. FG 12-34 (35 percent), FT 7-9 (78 percent). 3-point 7-20 (35 percent). Overall: 1-4. Next: at Upsala 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 47, Pequot Lakes 39

PEQUOT LAKES — Cullin Carter netted 17 points and Ben Boser added 14 as Pierz edged Pequot Lakes 47-39 in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Tyler Tappe led the Patriots with 14 points and Travis Jacobson recorded 10 points.

Pierz 17 30 — 47

Pequot Lakes 14 25 — 39

PIERZ

Mitch Bednar 2, Jonny Kasper , Ben Boser 14, Jess Kasper 7, Josh Templin 3, Cullin Carter 17, Matt Athman 4, FT 9-14 (64 percent). Overall: 3-0. Next: host Little Falls 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

PEQUOT LAKES

Kevin Beltz 2, Wes Mumm 2, Michael Ryan 2, Jordan Redmond 9, Tyler Tappe 14, Travis Jacobson 10. FT 5-12 (42 percent). Overall: 2-2. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Aitkin 67, Isle 65

AITKIN — Nathan Ehnstrom hit four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points as Aitkin edged Isle 67-65 in Tuesday’s Great River Conference game.

Kyle Thompson and Dean Lynn each added nine points for the Gobblers.

Isle 24 41 — 65

Aitkin 32 35 — 67

ISLE

Ethan Schmidt 2, Brandin Larson 5, Grant Exted 6, Cody Schweninger 15, Trevor Oswald 26, Caleb Weiers 12. FT 16-21 (76 percent).

AITKIN

Will Provost 4, Nathan Ehnstrom 28, Bryan Haugly 4, Kyle Thompson 9, Sam Hanson 6, Ryan Anderson 7, Dean Lynn 9. FG 25-52 (48 percent), FT 13-27 (48 percent). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 2-1. Next: at Onamia 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Little Falls 69, Princeton 55

LITTLE FALLS — Troy Scott hit three 3-pointers to register 15 points as Little Falls edged Princeton 69-55 in Tuesday’s Granite Ridge Conference game.

Jake Scott scored 12 points, Collin Eckman 11 and Collin Gradin 10 for the 2-0 Flyers.

Princeton — 55

Little Falls — 69

PRINCETON

FG 18-44 (41 percent), FT 11-20 (55 percent). 3-point 8-20 (40 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Troy Scott 15, Thomas Bell 1, Sebastian Sowada 4, Jake Loukinen 3, Jake Scott 12, Collin Eckman 11, Bryce Zawatzke 2, Collin Gradin 10, Travis Spillum 6, Cameron Smith 5. FG 23-52 (44 percent), FT 15-23 (65 percent). 3-point 8-22 (36 percent). Conference: 1-0. Overall: 2-0. Next: host Becker 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Staples-Motley 73, Long Prairie-GE 69

STAPLES — Brian Huber exploded for 22 points to power the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 73-69 victory over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder.

Colton Borders scored 18 points and Seth Auger added 16 for the 2-1 Cardinals.

Long Prairie-GE 24 45 — 69

Staples-Motley 33 40 - 73

LONG PRAIRIE-GE

Dylan Warner 2, Billy Liebsch 24, Cody Sprenger 17, Tommy Geisenhof 13, Travis Bergmann 9. FT: 7-14 (50 percent)

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kyle Jansson 4, Brian Huber 22, Jordan Wick 3, Zach Schmitz 2, Jalen Busker 8, Seth Auger 16, Colton Borders 18. FT 22-32 (percent). Overall: 2-1. Next: host Wadena-Deer Creek 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Verndale 66, Menahga 58

MENAHGA — Four Verndale Pirates reached double figures during Tuesday’s 66-58 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga Braves.

Marcos Gomez led the Pirates with 18 points. Dallas Ehrmantraut added 16 points and six assists. Josh Gilb tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds and James Kveton scored 13 for 3-1 Verndale.

Menahga 29 29 — 58

Verndale 32 34 — 66

MENAHGA

Tanner Schwartz 16, Austen Schwartz 16, Brandon Junes 3, Austin Rudquist 4, Levi Schwartz 7, Stetson Burkman 9. FG 21-66 (31 percent), FT 9-16 (56 percent). 3-point 7-26 (26 percent).

VERNDALE

Marcos Gomez 18, Dallas Ehrmantraut 16, Josh Gilb 13, James Kveton 13, Daniel Fisher 4, Colter Ehrmantraut 2. FG 26-63 (41 percent), FT 4-9 (44 percent). 3-point 10-20 (50 percent). Conference: 1-0. Overall: 3-1. Next: host Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Rosemount 71, Lake Region 38

ROSEMOUNT — Daniel Newton scored 21 points to lead Lake Region Christian in Tuesday 71-38 loss to Rosemount in a MACS victory Tuesday.

Newton is 29 points short of 1,000 for his career.

Rosemount 19 19 ­­­— 38

Lake Region 36 35 — 71

ROSEMOUNT

Victor Goncharenko 6, Daniel Foster 13, Nate Rupe 12, Casey Kidrick 5, Christian Waits 4, Jeff Fruetel 20, Randall Larson 2, Matt Nakuwaion 9. FT 5-7 (71 percent).

LAKE REGION

Daniel Newton 21, Ryan Christenson 2, Matt Weidell 8, Hayden Brooks 2, Dawson Barringer 2, Jake Christenson 3. FG 17-49 (35 percent), FT 1-6 ( 17 percent). 3-point 3-13 (23 percent). Conference: 0-2. Overall: 1-3. Next: Woodcrest vs. Lake Region at Baxter 11:30 a.m. Friday; Karlstad vs. Lake Region 8:30 p.m. Friday.

New York Mills 59, Pillager 57

NEW YORK MILLS — EJ Ziegler registered 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for the Pillager Huskies who fell to New York Mills 59-57 in Park Region Conference play Tuesday.

Devin Strack added nine points and five assists for the Huskies.

N.Y. Mills 28 31 — 59

Pillager 31 26 — 57

NEW YORK MILLS

Evan Perala 3, Charlie Peeters 17, Adam Patron 3, Chance Pettow 10, Damon Tumberg 13, Zach Bauck 15. FT 6-12 (50 percent).

PILLAGER

Matt Neururer 6, Devin Strack 9, Tristan Litke 2, Conner Uselman 6, Evan Van Vickle 3, EJ Ziegler 28, Aaron Jacobson 3. FT 18-33 (55 percent). Conference: 0-1. Overall: 1-2. Next: at Parkers Prairie 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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