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Area Boys Basketball: Hornets finish third in tourney

ST. FRANCIS—Lake Region Christian's Josiah McGaffey registered 17 points for the Hornets as they fell 77-52 in the semifinals to host St. Francis, while Jonas Boelter recorded 14 points for the Hornets as they defeated Prior Lake 68-56 in the third-place game of the St. Francis Tournament Saturday, Feb 9.

Eli Richter recorded 12 points against Prior Lake, while Boelter put up an additional 10 against St. Francis.

Game One

St. Francis 51 26—77

Lake Region 25 27—52

LAKE REGION

Logan Backstrom 8, Trey Ogren 3, Philip Imdieke, Eli Richter 5, Jon Wiedell 2, Josiah McGaffey 17, Jake Borders 7, Jonas Boelter 10. FG 22-65 (34 percent), FT 4-10 (40 percent). 3-point 4-15 (27 percent).

Game Two

Prior Lake 31 25—56

Lake Region 33 35—68

LAKE REGION

Logan Backstrom 10, Trey Ogren 11, Eli Richter 12, Jon Wiedell 5, Josiah McGaffey 8, Jake Borders 8, Jonas Boelter 14. FG 25-69 (36 percent), FT 11-22 (50 percent). 3-point 7-25 (28 percent). Next: at Rosemount 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Virginia 65, Aitkin 60

VIRGINIA—Aitkin's Garrett Westerlund recorded 17 points for the Gobblers as they fell 65-60 to the Virginia Blue Devils Saturday, Feb 9.

Kade Hopperstad added nine points for the Gobblers in the Section 7-2A matchup.

Virginia 29 36—65

Aitkin 25 35—60

VIRGINIA

Joe Hafdahl 8, Nick Peters 14, Jayden Bernard 25, Jack Perala 3, Kyle Williams 15.

AITKIN

Joey Simonson 2, Logan Gabrio 2, Garrett Westerlund 17, Nathan Hagestuen 5, Jacob Kukowski 7, Garrett Michaletz 2, Hunter Nissen 4, Kade Hopperstad 9, Joe Cummings 2. Overall: 4-14. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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