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PINE RIVER — Brittany Kelley topped all scorers with 19 points and Tatum Sheley added 18 to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 60-43 in a non-conference game Tuesday.

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Megan Felthous added 13 for the Tigers, who have won eight in a row and are 12-2.

Chelsey Bonsante and Meredith Silgen tallied 16 apiece for the Rangers.

Pine River-Backus 33 27 — 60

Crosby-Ironton 26 17 — 43

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Kendra Brasel 2, Tatum Sheley 18, Brittany Kelley 19, Megan Felthous 13, Journee Howard 2, Autumn Ackerman 6. FG 24-46 (52 percent), FT 8-8 (100 percent). 3-point 4-11 (36 percent). Overall: 12-2. Next: host Nevis 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

CROSBY-IRONTON

Lauren Peterson 2, Chelsey Bonsante 16, Meredith Silgen 16, Shannon Lundgren 9. FG 17-56 (30 percent), FT 4-6 (67 percent). 3-point 5-14 (36 percent). Overall: 6-8. Next: at Cloquet 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Aitkin 74, Pine City 32

PINE CITY — Cassie Sandberg tallied 20 points to lead Aitkin in a 74-32 rout of Great River Conference foe Pine City Tuesday.

Bailey Nordean added 13 points and grabbed seven boards for the Gobblers, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.

Pine City 26 6 — 32

Aitkin 44 30 — 74

PINE CITY

McKenna Webster 8, Alexis Cummings 11, Glicel Gollena 3, Emily Koecher 8, Becca Broz 2. FT 9-11 (82 percent).

AITKIN

Bailey Nordean 13, Madison Newton 9, Melissa Paulson 7, Megan Welshons 4, Cassie Sandberg 20, Jenae Herron 4, Lisa Anderson 5, Mikayla Michaletz 12. FT 11-19 (percent). Conference: 5-2. Overall: 13-3. Next: at East Central 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

Little Falls 55,

Zimmerman 48

LITTLE FALLS — Jamie Jenks tallied 27 points and grabbed eight boards as Little Falls edged Zimmerman 55-48 in Tuesday’s Granite Ridge Conference game.

ZIMMERMAN

FG 19-51 (37 percent), FT 7-12 (58 percent). 3-point 3-8 (38 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Laura Moe 1, Katie Stewart 2, Brooke Finch 1, Kendra Pohlman 9, Gabby Nouis 6, Jamie Jenks 27, Melanie Dorn 9. FG 17-43 (40 percent), FT 16-29 (55 percent). 3-point 5-7 (71 percent). Conference: 3-5. Overall: 3-14. Next: at Princeton 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Walker-H-A 54,

Pillager 53

PILLAGER — Katelyn Peterson hit four 3-pointers on her way to 21 points, but Pillager came up a point short in a 54-53 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in a Park Region Conference game on Tuesday.

Lacy Hiltner grabbed 13 rebounds for the Huskies, who led 30-27 at the half.

Walker-H-A 27 27 — 54

Pillager 30 23 — 53

WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY

Emma Young 4, Sarah Hawn 12, Brooke Lund 9, Paige Parks 11, Maxine Smith 13, Kayla Schneider 5. FT 9-18 (50 percent).

PILLAGER

Gabby Martin 8, Carly Bell 1, Autumn Borders 2, Katelyn Peterson 21, Paige Leifermann 3, Lacy Hiltner 9, Sarah Neururer 9. FT 10-21 (48 percent). Conference: 0-8. Overall: 0-12. Next: at Menahga 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Verndale 60,

West Central 49

BARRETT — Shania Glenz led all scorers with 17 points to lead the Verndale Pirates past the West Central Area Knights 60-49 in a non-conference game Tuesday.

Teresa Moenkedick and Elyssa Kern each added 13 points for the 10-5 Pirates. Jordyn Glenz finished with 12.

West Central 26 23 — 49

Verndale 26 34 — 60

WEST CENTRAL

Tiana Christenson 5, Danna Sabolik 2, Holly Van Kempen 14, Kylee Fernholz 12, Kelsey Hammer 3, McKenzie Hunter 5, A. Van Kempen 6, Kiersten Sabolik 2. FT 5-8 (63 percent).

VERNDALE

Teresa Moenkedick 13, Jordyn Glenz 12, Sarah Moenkedick 2, Krista Dailey 1, Elyssa Kern 13, Christina Wright 2, Shania Glenz 17. FG 26-52 (50 percent), FT 8-17 (47 percent). 3-point 0-1 (0 percent). Overall: 10-5. Next: at Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Breckenrdige 63,

Wadena-Deer Creek 42

BRECKENRIDGE — Emily Miron tallied 17 points as Wadena-Deer Creek fell to Breckenridge 63-42 in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Breckenridge 43 20 — 63

Wadena-Deer Creek 16 26 — 42

BRECKENRIDGE

Alyse Engen 21, Morgan LeNoue 16, Katrina Dahlgren 2, Alison Beyer 4, Haley Bommersbach 15, Kennedy Conzemius 4.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Hope Theisen 7, Sydney Schissel 4, Caitlin Volkmann 7, Emily Miron 17, Melissa Moenkedick 7. Overall: 10-7. Next: at Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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