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Area Boys Basketball: Flyers roll over Pierz

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PIERZ — Collin Eckman posted 18 points, six rebounds and three assists as Little Falls scored a 68-42 victory over the Pierz Pioneers Friday.

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The Flyers held Pierz to 28-percent shooting from the field and outscored the Pioneers 46-24 in the second half.

Troy Scott scored 12 points and Sebastian Sowada added 10 for the 4-1 Flyers.

Ben Boser tallied 12 points for the Pioneers, who have dropped to straight to fall to 4-2.

Little Falls 22 46 — 68

Pierz 18 24 — 42

LITTLE FALLS

Troy Scott 12, Thomas Bell 7, Sebastian Sowada 10, Collin Eckman 18, Jake Scott 4, Bryce Zawatzke 4, Collin Gradin 2, Travis Spillum 4, Cameron Smith 2, Spencer Lubbers 9. FG 23-66 (35 percent), FT 11-20 (55 percent). 3-point 11-29 (38 percent). Overall: 4-1. Next: hosts Sauk Centre in first round of Little Falls tournament 7:45 p.m. Friday.

PIERZ

Mitch Bednar 7, Jonny Kasper 1, T.J. Hoheisel 4, Ben Boser 12, Jess Kasper 2, Cullin Carter 8, Matt Athman 2. FG 13-46 (28 percent), FT 11-25 (44 percent). 3-point 5-24 (21 percent). Overall: 4-2 . Next: Pierz vs. Braham at St. Cloud Cathedral tournament 2 p.m. Thursday.

Crosby-Ironton 46,

Hermantown 44

CROSBY — Brady Tesdahl only scored four points Friday night, but the last two were huge as he drove for a layup with three seconds left to give the Crosby-Ironton Rangers a 46-44 win over the previously unbeaten Hermantown Hawks in a non-conference game.

Caleb Baker led the 4-1 Rangers with 12 points and Will Goodwin added 11. Daniel Hudrlik and Riley Jacobs had eight rebounds apiece.

Hermantown 19 25 — 44

Crosby-Ironton 28 18 — 46

HERMANTOWN

Chase Hren 1, Kevin Folman 2, Alex Comstock 1, Lane Wargin 3, Justin Brendon 1, Zach Goplin 3, Spencer Johnson 13, Thomas Madison 6, Cade Zacharias 3, Kole Zuidmulder 11. FG 16-51 (31 percent), FT 9-16 (56 percent). 3-point 3-13 (23 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Will Goodwin 11, Caleb Baker 12, Brady Tesdahl 4, Riley Jacobs 6, Garrett Van Horn 4, Daniel Hudrlik 9. FG 20-41 (49 percent), FT 4-8 (50 percent). 3-point 2-6 (67 percent). Overall: 4-1. Next: vs. Cass Lake-Bena in first round of Crosby-Ironton Invite 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

Henning 64,

Pine River-Backus 47

PINE RIVER — Beau Howard netted 21 points as Pine River-Backus fell to Henning 64-47 in Friday’s opening-round game of the PR-B tournament.

The loss extended the Tigers skid to six games. The Tigers will play Menahga in Saturday’s third-place game.

Henning 28 36 — 64

Pine River-Backus 35 12 — 47

HENNING

Collin Dague 10, Kaleb Thalmann 9, Carl Colburn 2, Patrick Dilly 6, Zach Torgerson 26, Aaron Suchy 1, Andrew Smith 10. FG 19-51 (37 percent), FT 14-19 (74 percent). 3-point 4-17 (24 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Hank Raph 9, Beau Howard 21, Konrad Bueckers 6, Solomon Sasse 2, Cody Mager 6, Zach Struss 2. FG 16-45 (36 percent), FT 8-13 (62 percent). 3-point 7-18 (39 percent). Overall: 1-8. Next: vs. Menahga in third-place game of Pine River-Backus tournament 5 p.m. Saturday.

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