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Area Boys Basketball: Huskies edge Verndale by three

PILLAGER - Ryder Hunstad finished with 16 points and Gage Kuehl followed with 14 for Pillager in a 48-45 Park Region Conference win over Verndale on Tuesday.

PILLAGER - Ryder Hunstad finished with 16 points and Gage Kuehl followed with 14 for Pillager in a 48-45 Park Region Conference win over Verndale on Tuesday.

Mitchell Blaha hit four shots from behind the arc and led the Pirates with 17 points. James Kveton was next with 14, and Mac Schluttner collected 10 for Verndale.

Verndale 28 17 - 45

Pillager 22 26 - 48

VERNDALE

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Ethan Korfe 2, Mitchell Blaha 17, Mac Schluttner 10, James Kveton 14, Zach Johnson 2. FT 5-5 (100 percent). Conference: 2-5. Overall: 7-8. Next: hosts Menahga 7:30 p.m. Friday.

PILLAGER

Chris Ramsey 7, Ridge Hunstad 4, Ryder Hunstad 16, Gage Kuehl 14, Ryan Foehrenbacher 1, Lee Quick 6. FT 9-15 (60 percent). Conference: 3-4. Overall: 7-8. Next: hosts New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Crosby-Ironton 55, Park Rapids 39

PARK RAPIDS - Noah Gindorff scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and swatted away six Park Rapids shots to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 55-39 Mid-State Conference win over the Panthers on Tuesday.

The Rangers won their eighth straight game and fifth straight in conference play. They Rangers also swept their season series with the Panthers.

Ben Jordan added 12 points and Jack Silgen 10 for the Rangers.

Park Rapids 17 22 - 39

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Crosby-Ironton 29 26 - 55

PARK RAPIDS

Adam Herberg 1, Nicolas Lopez 6, Damion Hanke 2, Jordan McCollum 15, Derek Porozinski 2, Conor Byer 4, Remington Hagen 6, Hunter Jewison 3. FG 16- 28 (57 percent), FT 6-13 (46 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Jack Silgen 10, Trey Jacobs 9, Evan Edmundson 3, Brady Tesdahl 7, Ben Jordan 12, Noah Gindorff 14. FG 19-37 (51 percent), FT 11-18 (61 percent). 3-point 6-14 (43 percent). Conference: 5-1. Overall: 11-4. Next: hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 70, Mora 53

MORA - Aaron Weber netted 29 points for the Pierz Pioneers in a 70-53 non-conference win over the Mora Mustangs Tuesday.

Mora 25 28 - 53

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Pierz 48 22 - 70

PIERZ

Michael Meyer 9, Nick Herold 10, Jonny Kasper 6, Aaron Weber 29, Broderic Lashinski 4, Noah Boser 7, Ethan Lochner 5. FG 27-59 (45 percent), FT 11-13 (84 percent). 3-point 5-22 (22 percent). Overall: 8-8. Next: hosts Rockford 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Staples-Motley 77,

Wadena-DC 45

WADENA - John Lund pumped in 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Staples-Motley Cardinals' 77-45 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a Mid-State Conference game Tuesday.

Blake Connell led all scorers with 18 and Nathan Schimpp added 16. Andrew Israelson contributed 10 assists, three steals and nine points for the Cardinals.

Jack Goeden paced Wadena-Deer Creek with eight points.

Wadena-DC 21 24 - 45

Staples-Motley 46 31 - 77

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Konnor Stueve 6, Jack Goeden 8, Ian Olson 2, Alex Carlson 6, Wyatt Fitzsimmons 6, Alex Redfield 6, Noah Ross 5, Anderson 1, Dacotah Mittag 5. FG 19-52 (36 percent), FT 5-9 (56 percent). Conference: 0-7. Overall: 0-16. Next: at Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Gavin Smith 4, Blake Connell 18, Brady Smith 2, Connor Schmitz 3, Mason Rychner 2, Nathan Schimpp 16, Andrew Israelson 9, Colton Paskewitz 6, John Lund 17. FG 28-53 (53 percent), FT 10-22 (45 percent). 3-point 7-25 (28 percent). Conference: 4-3. Overall: 8-9. Next: at Verndale 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Cloud Christian 61,

Lake Region 53

BAXTER - Micah McGaffey led all scorers with 31 points, but the Lake Region Christian Hornets lost to St. Cloud Christian 61-53 Tuesday.

St. Cloud Christian 30 31 - 61

Lake Region 31 22 - 53

OPPONENT

Schuize 1, Galligan 2, Verwjys 10, Williams 4, Watkins 14, Heinen 19, Hebert 2, Knutson 5, Syvrod 4. FG 23-45 (51 percent), FT 12-27 (44 percent). 3-point 3-6 (50 percent).

LAKE REGION

Abe Imdieke 9, Levi Jensen 1, Tyler Ogren 5, Nik Speliopoulos 4, Micah McGaffey 31, Joey Beltran 3. FG 19-52 (37 percent), FT 13-21 (62 percent). 3-point 2-14 (14 percent).

Detroit Lakes 66,

Pequot Lakes 27

DETROIT LAKES - Jack Kreitz scored eight points in the Pequot Lakes Patriots' 66-27 Mid-State Conference loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday.

Detroit Lakes 36 30 - 66

Pequot Lakes 21 6 - 27

DETROIT LAKES

Connor Johnson 3, Sam Champa 3, C.J. Manning 2, Corbin Duncan 7, Christian Hedstrom 14, Samuel Priem 3, Jacob Richter 2, Try Lyngaas 10, Jacob Pazdernik 2, Ben Hokanson 12, Ryan Cihak 3, Adam Daggert 1, Briton Thompson 2. FT 8-12 (67 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Jack Kreitz 8, Hunter Larson 7, CJ Borleis 5, Gage Westlund 2, Connor Davich 5. FT 0-1 (0 percent). Conference: 3-4. Overall: 8-7. Next: at Esko 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cass Lake-Bena 71,

Pine River-Backus 63

CASS LAKE - Hank Raph recorded 15 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 71-63 Northland Conference loss to the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers Tuesday.

Konrad Bueckers and Zach Struss both added 12 points for the Tigers.

Cass Lake-Bena 37 34 - 71

Pine River-Backus 25 38 - 63

CASS LAKE-BENA

Alvin Wind 17, Damien Kingbird 16, Jeremy Jourdain 4, Jon Staples 3, Noah DeLapeaz 13, Terick Frazer 11, Will Kingbird 8. FT 25-34 (74 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Hank Raph 15, T.J. Lukanen 8, Konrad Bueckers 12, Henry Krecklau 8, Zach Struss 12, Tony Pederson 6. FT 15-28 (54 percent). Conference: 5-3. Overall: 9-6. Next: at Hill City 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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