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Area Girls Basketball: Rangers rock S-M

STAPLES—Karli Nixon and Shyanna Loiland each scored 17 points as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 71-44 in a Mid-State Conference matchup Thursday, Jan. 10.

Lily Peterson recorded 12 points for the 6-4 Rangers and Tabatha Allen tallied 15 points and 15 rebounds for the 3-8 Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 15 29—44

Crosby-Ironton 25 46—71

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Haley Cichos 12, Kaitlyn Smith 6, Alix Peterson 5, Jenna Dvorak 5, Tabatha Allen 15, Bella Martin 1. FG 16-45 (35 percent), FT 8-17 (47 percent). 3-point 4-15 (26 percent). Conference: 0-5. Overall: 3-8. Next: at Frazee 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

CROSBY-IRONTON

Mya Decent 4, Haylee Hanson 2, Lily Peterson 12, Jacey Rydberg 2, Karli Nixon 17, Dani Rydberg 6, Tori Decent 5, Madison Bordwell 4, Shyanne Loiland 17, Alana Bendson 2. FG 30-68 (44 percent), FT 6-10 (60 percent). 3-point 5-18 (27 percent). Conference: 2-2. Overall: 6-4. Next: vs Wadena-Deer Creek 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

Pierz 47, Milaca 37

PIERZ—Emily Sadlovsky tallied 14 points and Courtney Strohmeier added 12 for the Pierz Pioneers in a 47-37 non-conference win over the Milaca Wolves Thursday, Jan. 10.

Milaca 15 22—37

Pierz 23 21—44

PIERZ

Amaya Rocheleau 2, Rabeka Langer 2, Emily Dehler 7, Courtney Strohmeier 12, Anna Taylor 2, Emily Sadlovsky 14, Kylie Waytashek 2, Laura Skiba 3. FG 16-38 (42 percent), FT 7-14 (50 percent). 3-point 5-14 (35 percent). Overall: 6-6. Next: vs Melrose at St. John's University 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan 12.

Sebeka 55, Pillager 43

PILLAGER—Bailey Knoblauch led the Pillager Huskies with seven points in a 55-43 Park Region Conference loss to the Sebeka Trojans Thursday, Jan. 10.

Sebeka 28 27—55

Pillager 20 23—43

SEBEKA

Maggie Erickson 2, Kenzie Nelson 8, Maya Lake 31, Jolee Lillquist 4, Ava Rathcke 4, Jayde Petersen 6. FT 14-28 (50 percent).

PILLAGER

Ziya Pulak 5, Jordyn VanVickle 3, Maggie Schmit 4, Bailey Knoblauch 7, Sadie Hopman 3, Jenna Woidyla 3, Olivia Peterson 4, Sam Macheel 4, Emma Schmit 5, Charlea Johnson 5. FT 10-19 (53 percent). Conference: 0-6. Overall: 2-8. Next: at Barnum 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Henning 60, Verndale 41

VERNDALE—Mardi Ehrmantraut paced the Verndale Pirates with 12 points in a 60-41 Park Region Conference loss to the Henning Hornets Thursday, Jan. 10.

Henning 27 33—60

Verndale 23 18—41

HENNING

Faith Fisher 7, Megan Weber 7, Sydney Eckhoff 16, Abi Eckhoff 7, Autumn Grasswick 6, Katelyn Zillmer 8, Kylie Frederick 9. FG 26-56 (46 percent), FT 7-15 (47 percent). 3-point 1-5 (20 percent).

VERNDALE

Morgan Glenz 9, Alyssa Thompson 2, Mardi Ehrmantraut 12, Molly Brownlow 8, Tess Jones 2, Allison Olsson 2, Melissa Hammer 6. FG 14-55 (25 percent), FT 11-14 (79 percent). 3-point 2-13 (15 percent). Conference: 3-3. Overall: 6-4. Next: at New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.15.

Mesabi East 59, Aitkin 57

AITKIN—McKenna MacDonald netted 21 points as the Aitkin Gobblers fell 59-57 to the Mesabi East Giants Thursday, Jan. 10 in a Section 7-2A matchup after Ava Hill nailed two free throws to give Mesabi the lead and end the Gobblers' seven-game win streak.

Mesabi East 32 27—59

Aitkin 26 31— 57

MESABI EAST

Ava Hill 20, Meghan Walker 6, Hannah Hannuksela 17, Emily Reid 2, Mia Mattfield 14. FT 15-20 (75 percent).

AITKIN

Jillian MacDonald 5, McKenna MacDonald 21, Noelle Jones 4, Kaija Davies 10, Ramsey Moe 11, Sarah Curtiss 6. FT 8-13 (61 percent). Conference: 7-4. Overall: 3-2. Next: vs Braham 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Menahga 56, Wadena-Deer Creek 40

WADENA—Kennedy Gravelle posted 12 points for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 56-40 loss to Class 1A's third-ranked Menahga Braves in a Park Region Conference game Thursday, Jan. 10.

Menagha 32 24—56

Wadena-Deer Creek 17 23—40

MENAHGA

Lela Peterson 2, Alyssa Peterson 16, Timbr Berttunen 9, Megan Hendrickson 5, Tara Hendrickson 2, Annika Aho 3, Janie Tormanen 2, Cierra Ahlf 12, Greta Hillukka 5. FT 3-6 (50 percent).

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Ashley Adams 9, Madison Carsten 4, Sophie Kreklau 2, Kennedy Gravelle 12, Madison Packer 2, Mackenzie Carsten 9, Lauryn Gravelle 2. FT 2-5 (40 percent). Conference: 2-4. Overall: 3-9. Next: at Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.