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Area Boys Basketball: Rangers hold off Pioneers

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CROSBY — Carsen Turk’s 21 points led the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 60-58 non-conference victory over the Pierz Pioneers Thursday, Dec. 19.

Dakota Mitchell finished with 19 points and Cayden Turk with 14 for Crosby-Ironton.

Robert Schaefer tallied 12 points and seven rebounds and Peter Schommer collected 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for Pierz.

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Pierz 23 35 -- 58
Crosby-Ironton 25 35 -- 60

PIERZ
Peter Schommer 11, Ryan Stuckmayer 3, Brandon Stuckmayer 7, Robert Schaefer 12, Noah Cekalla 2, Michael Leidenfrost 6, Jonah Prokott 7, Cody Kimman 9, Zachary Traut 1. FG 21-53 (40%), FT 10-16 (63%). 3-point 6-22 (27%). Overall: 2-1. Next: hosts Albany 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

CROSBY-IRONTON
Dakota Mitchell 19, Carter Smith 4, Cayden Turk 14, Carsen Turk 21, Gabe Kramer 2. FG 20-49 (40%), FT 14-26 (54%). 3-point 6-24 (25%). Overall: 5-1. Next: hosts Holiday Tournament vs. Fond du Lac, Thursday, Dec. 26.

Little Falls 63, Staples-Motley 33

LITTLE FALLS — Alex Gwost recorded 16 points and Zach Gwost followed with 12 in a 63-33 win for Little Falls over Staples-Motley at the Little Falls Holiday Classic.

Adam Oberlander and Izaiah each tallied nine points for the Cardinals.

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Staples-Motley 17 16 -- 33
Little Falls 26 37 -- 63

STAPLES-MOTLEY
Max Strickland 6, Lyle Brownell 6, Chandler Braith 2, Isaiah Schultz 3, Adam Oberlander 9, Izaiah DeMars 9. FG 10-42 (24%), FT 8-13 (62%). 3-point 5-19 (60%). Overall: 2-3. Next: plays Upsala at Little Falls 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

LITTLE FALLS
Luke Kush 6, Travis Wenzel 9, Hastin Pechan 7, Austin Udy 2, Alex Gwost 16, Austin Neu 9, Zach Gwost 12, Patrick Brisk 2. FG 24-50 (48%), FT 6-15(40%). 3-point 9-15 (60%). Overall: 2-2. Next: hosts Upsala 8 p.m Saturday, Dec. 21.

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Pillager 76, Verndale 54

PILLAGER — Pillager’s Spencer Schaefer recorded 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Huskies as they defeated the Verndale Pirates 76-54 Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Fornshell Holiday Tournament.

Ty Swenson totaled 17 points for the Huskies.

Verndale’s Dilan Orlando led the Pirates with 11 points.

Verndale 22 32 -- 54
Pillager 43 33 -- 76

VERNDALE
Ben Brownlow 5, Dilan Orlando 11, Zach Brownlow 4, Josh Johnson 4, Brandon Greenwaldt 8, Hunter Umland 8, Jacob Ismil 6, Caden Elbert 8, Austin Ludovissie. FT 15-22 (68%). Overall: 1-5. Next: plays Pine River-Backus at Pillager 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

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PILLAGER
Judah Beard 5, Erik Peterson 4, Ty Swenson 17, Jack Bentson 15, Griffin Decker 13, Blake Clark 1, Spencer Schaefer 15, Zion Loucks 2, Cole Hiltner 2. FT 19-28 (68%). Overall: 2-2. Next: hosts Nevis 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

Wadena-Deer Creek 54, Park Rapids 39

WADENA — Cooper Folkestad tallied 15 points and Payton Rondesvedt added 11 for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a 54-39 non-conference win over the Park Rapids Panthers Thursday, Dec. 19.

Park Rapids 20 19 -- 39
Wadena-Deer Creek 25 29 -- 54

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PARK RAPIDS
James Hartig 2, Jeff Haas 7, Kaiden Walsh 8, Zach VanBatavia 3, Nic Michaelson 6, Kolby Brandt 4, Shawn Ohm 6, Jack Moses 3. FG 17-45 (37%), FT 3-6 (50%), 3-point 2-12 (16%).

WADENA-DEER CREEK
Bereket Loer 9, Lucas Hinojos 7, Tony Kreklau 1, Aiden Larson 4, Payton Rondestvedt 11, Zach Shaw 7, Cooper Folkestad 15. FG 20-51 (39%), FT 10-18 (55%), 3-point 4-22 (18%). Overall: 4-2. Next: hosts Barnesville 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

Nevis 75, Pine River-Backus 61

PILLAGER —Brady Raph recorded 18 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they fell 75-61 to the Nevis Tigers in a Northland Conference game Thursday, Dec. 19.

Champ Howard gave PRB an additional 11 points in the first-round game of the Pillager Holiday Tournament.

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Nevis 32 43 -- 75
Pine River-Backus 28 33 -- 61

NEVIS
Mathias Warrington 16, Luke Dewulf 18, Derek Lindow 25, Eddie Kramer 10, Cain Mitchell 2, Jack McNamee 4. FT 15-23 (65%).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS
Champ Howard 11, Louis Bueckers 6, Brady Raph 18, Brady Bristow 2, Kyosuke Marcum 7, Rian Struss 17. FT 3-7 (43%). Overall: 4-3. Next: vs. Verndale at Pillager 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

Albany 51, Pequot Lakes 40

ALBANY — Bode Magnuson scored a team-high 18 points for Pequot Lakes in a 51-40 loss to Albany in a non-conference game Thursday, Dec. 19.

The Patriots led 30-26 at the end of the first half.

Albany 26 25 -- 51
Pequot Lakes 30 10 -- 40

ALBANY
LaQue Jefferson 5, Carter Birr 3, Isaiah Gerads 4, Nolan Rueter 12, Jack Polejewski 2, Ethan Navratil 9, Cameron Gaebel 4, Breyden Eiynck 6, Andrew Hahn 6. FT 7-15 (47%).

PEQUOT LAKES
Bode Magnuson 18, Alex Morgan 6, Korey Jackson 7, Eli Laposky 5, Alex Geroy 4. FT 3-6 (50%). Overall: 3-3. Next: hosts Mountain Iron-Buhl TBA Friday, Dec. 27.
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