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Area Boys Basketball: Pirates prevail over Bears

VERNDALE--Owen Korfe finished with 19 points and Luke Weniger tallied 17 as the Verndale Pirates scored a 56-37 Park Region Conference victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears Friday.

VERNDALE-Owen Korfe finished with 19 points and Luke Weniger tallied 17 as the Verndale Pirates scored a 56-37 Park Region Conference victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears Friday.

The victory pushes Verndale to 2-1 in the conference.

Bertha-Hewitt 19 18-37

Verndale 35 21-56

BERTHA-HEWITT

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Christian Baumgartner 2, Andrew Becker 8, Zac Araca 8, Luke Follmer 4, Charles Bakken 5, Blake Baumgartner 1, Nate Chaffin 2, Brett Jansen 7. FG 14-38 (37 percent), FT 6-10 (60 percent). 3-point 3-11 (27 percent).

VERNDALE

Brayden Vertina 5, Zach Brownlow 3, Owen Korfe 19, Tate Bounds 4, Luke Weniger 17, Matt Steege 5, Casey Holman 3. FG 20-43 (47 percent), FT 5-12 (42 percent). 3-point 11-19 (58 percent). Conference: 2-1. Overall: 3-5. Next: hosts Henning 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Alexandria 63, Little Falls 21

ALEXANDRIA-Joe Alholm tallied eight points for the Little Falls Flyers as they fell 63-21 to the Alexandria Cardinals in a non-conference game Friday.

Alexandria 31 32-63

Little Falls 16 5-21

ALEXANDRIA

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FG 26-52 (50 percent), FT 2-8 (25 percent). 3-point 9-22 (41 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Joe Alholm 8, Caleb Strack 2, Noah Nordlie 2, Anthony Vetter 2, Mason Wickstrom 4, Austin Erdmann 3. FG 9-33 (27 percent), FT 1-2 (50 percent). 3-point 2-14 (14 percent). Overall: 2-7. Next: hosts Milaca 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Holdingford 61, Pierz 48

PIERZ-Peter Schommer registered 16 points for the Pierz Pioneers as they fell 61-48 to the Holdingford Huskers Friday in a Central Minnesota Conference contest.

Brandon Stuckmayer added nine points and Preston Rocheleau eight points for the Pioneers.

Holdingford 33 28-61

Pierz 26 22-48

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PIERZ

Peter Schommer 16, Brandon Stuckmayer 9, Johnathan Hopkins 5, Preston Rocheleau 8, Jonah Prokott 7, Jared Prokott 2, Nicholas Scholl 2. FG 18-54 (33 percent), FT 2-4 (50 percent). 3-point 6-22 (27 percent). Conference: 0-2. Overall: 2-7. Next: at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Menahga 61, Pillager 53

MENAHGA-Joshua Doss led the Pillager Huskies with 12 points in a 61-53 Park Region Conference loss to the Menahga Braves Friday.

Menahga 25 36-61

Pillager 23 30-53

MENAHGA

Charlie Hodge 10, Tristan Aho 11, Zach Floyd 8, Jonah Howard 8,Anthony Wurdock 5, Wade Berttunen 10, Owen Anderson 2, Garin Matson 2. FT 20-32 (63 percent).

PILLAGER

Luke Woidyla 4, Carson Vanvickle 4, Ty Swenson 6, Tanner Swenson 8, Levi Nagel 9, Spencer Schaefer 8, Joshua Doss 12, Isaac Thomsen 2. FT 10-16 (63 percent). Conference: 3-2. Overall: 6-6. Next: hosts Sebeka 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Nevis 64, Pine River-Backus 33

NEVIS-- Nick Ackermann posted 11 points and four assists for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 64-33 loss to the 8-0 Nevis Tigers in a Northland Conference game Friday.

Brady Raph posted 10 points for the PR-B Tigers.

Nevis 29 35-64

Pine River-Backus 21 12-33

NEVIS

Luke DeWulf 5, Zach Henry 3, Evan Butcher 5, Dylen Spain-Brist 9, Caden Kramer 4, Jack Landquist 6, Michael Landquist 15, Jeff DeWulf 2, Thomas Wormley 15. FT 11-16 (69 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Brady Raph 10, Torry Hirschey 5, Nick Ackerman 11, Nathaniel Wosmek 7. FT 6-7 (86 percent). Conference: 3-2. Overall: 4-5. Next: hosts Blackduck 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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