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Area Girls Basketball: Tigers roar past Verndale

10 area teams were in action Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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PILLAGER โ€” Ramsey Tulenchik hit for 28 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 54-33 win over Verndale at the Fornshell Classic Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Reagan Ludovissie scored nine points to lead the Pirates.

Hannah Barchus added 12 points for the 5-3 Tigers.

Kiara Kern was named to the all-tournament team for Verndale and Tulenchik for PR-B.

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Verndale 19 14 โ€” 33
Pine River-Backus 31 23 โ€” 54

VERNDALE
Keara Kern 4, Avery Amerud 2, Madison Schmitz 3, Taylor Johnson 7, Katie Blaha 2, Reagan Ludovissie 9, Olivia Olsson 4, Mazie Hopp 2. FT 8-13 (62%). Overall: 4-. Next: hosts Menahga 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS
Alaura Dahl 2, Cate Travis 4, Brianna Hanneken 3, Ramsey Tulenchik 28, Claire Dahl 3, Hannah Barchus 12, Caylei Johnson 2. FT 15-19 (79%). Overall: 5-3. Next: hosts Cass Lake-Bena 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7.

Crosby-Ironton 77, MLWR 65

MOOSE LAKE โ€” Tori Oehrlein recorded 36 points and 16 rebounds for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers as they erased a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels 77-65 in a Section 7-2A matchup Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Josie Schaefer scored 15 points for the Rangers while Mya DeCent finished with 13.

Natalie Mikrot scored her 2,000 career point for MLWR

MLWR 39 26 โ€” 65
Crosby-Ironton 34 43 โ€” 77

MLWR
Lillian Petty 10, Hannah Roach 2, Sarah Christy 7, Alexis Kliniski 3, Natalie Mikrot 17, Maci Kukuk 15, Alivia Mallory 7, Izzy Witz 4. FG 27-46 (58.7%), FT 5-7 (71.4%). 3-point 6-15 (40%).

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CROSBY-IRONTON
Josie Schaefer 15, Mya DeCent 13, Jada Mitchell 4, Bri Miller 5, Ellen Silgen 4, Tori Oehrlein 36. FG 31-68 (45.6%), FT 10-19 (52.6%). 3-point 5-17 (29.4%). Overall: 6-1. Next: vs Virginia at Cloquet 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Pequot Lakes 64, Royalton 52

ROYALTON โ€” Maci Martiniโ€™s 27 points led Pequot Lakes to a 64-52 win over Royalton Tuesday, Dec. 21

The Patriots led the Royals by just one point after the first half. Kelsi Martini finished with 10 points as Pequot Lakes improved to 6-1.

Royalton 30 22 โ€” 52
Pequot Lakes 31 33 โ€” 64

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ROYALTON
Shelby Hovland 4, Mya Yourczek 11, Callie Vannurden 2, Mya Wolbeck 9, Kylie Watashek 18, Autumn Schoenrock 8. FT 11-14 (79%).

PEQUOT LAKES
Isabel Larson 7, Kelsi Martini 10, Maci Martini 27, Sydnie Wgeishofski 2, Morgan Eckes 5, Kaitlyn Geschwill 2, Lauren Schultz 3, Reese Laposky 3, Ella Kratochvil 5. FT 10-16 (63%). Overall: 6-1. Next: hosts holiday tournament 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Pierz 41, Foley 38

FOLEY โ€” Kiara Olesch posted nine points for the Pierz Pioneers as they rallied with a second-half comeback to beat the Foley Falcons 41-38 Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Lyndsey Strohmeier added eight points for the Pioneers while Katie Leidenfrost and Britney Schommer each recorded seven in the Granite Ridge Conference game.

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Foley 27 11 โ€” 38
Pierz 18 23 โ€” 41

PIERZ
Katie Leidenfrost 7, Britney Schommer 7, Kiara Olesch 9, Ashley Kimman 2, Kenna Otte 2, Lyndsey Strochmeier 8, Alyssa Sadlovsky 6. FG 15-49 (30%), FT 7-15 (46%). 3-point 4-22 (18%). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 6-0. Next: vs. Holy Family at Sartell 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Pillager 60, Nevis 35

PILLAGER โ€” Pillagerโ€™s Olivia Peterson tallied 18 points for the Huskies as they defeated Nevis 60-35 at the Fornshell Classic Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Jada Loucks scored 15 points for the Huskies while Juliana Ewald added 14.

Peterson was named to the all-tournament team.

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Nevis 18 17 โ€” 35
Pillager 26 34 โ€” 60

NEVIS
Marley Mitchell 2, Emily Funk 2, Liddy DeWulf 1, Ava Isaacson 11, Addi Lindow 10, Kaylu Bessler 3, Mya Stacey 6. FT 16-28 (57%).

PILLAGER
Willow Shingledecker 1, Gracie Mudgett 1, Juliana Ewald 14, Jenna Woidyla 2, Bailey Schommer 6, Jada Loucks 15, Olivia Peterson 18, Emma Schmit 2, Laci Gibbs 1. FT 13-24 (54%). Overall: 3-3. Next: hosts Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Hawley 65, Wadena-Deer Creek 41

WADENA โ€” Summer Pettit scored 11 points as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines lost 65-41 to the Hawley Nuggets in a non-conference matchup Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Hawley 35 30 โ€” 65
Wadena-Deer Creek 16 25 โ€” 41

HAWLEY
Isabel Steer 16, Anna Steer 14, Kylie Crabtree 13, Kaylie Crabtree 14, Alexandra Eilbertson 4, Paige Blakeway 4. FT 6-13 (%).

WADENA-DEER CREEK
Addyson Gravelle 8, Montana Carsten 6, Summer Pettit 11, Alexandra Pavek 3, Madison Packer 6, Lauryn Gravelle 3, Payton Gravelle 2, Jenna Dykhoff 2. FT 8-8 (100%). Overall: 4-2. Next: hosts Henning 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Milaca 47, Little Falls 44

LITTLE FALLS โ€” Taylor Swantek finished with 17 points as the Little Falls Flyers dropped a Granite Ridge Conference matchup to the Milaca Wolves 47-44 Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Ellie Smeija chipped in eight points for the Flyers.

Milaca 21 26 โ€” 47
Little Falls 21 23 โ€” 44

LITTLE FALLS
Kendal Swantek 5, Ellie Smeija 8, Claire VanRisseghem 6, Ana Steadman 2, Taylor Swantek 17, Shelby Pint 2, Meghan Schilling 4. FG 18-35 (51%), FT 3-5 (60%). 3-point 5-9 (55%). Conference: 0-2. Overall: 3-5. Next: at North Branch 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Ogilvie 74, Aitkin 48

OGILVIE โ€” Ella Janzen scored 12 points and Raelene Nyberg added 10 as Aitkin fell to Ogilvie Lions 74-48 Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The Gobblers dropped to 4-3 overall.

Ogilvie 40 34 โ€” 74
Aitkin 21 27 โ€” 48

OGILVIE
Anderson 22, Sanborn 10, Fratzke 8, Nelson 4, Pierce 12, Beck 4, Lang 11, Arnold 2.

AITKIN
Jillian Cline 3, Abigail Palm 7, Sara Thompson 4, Raelene Nyberg 10, Ailie Kullhem 5, Ella Janzen 12, Camille Parentwau 7. FG 13-62 (21%), FT 13-25 (52%). 3-point 3-22 (14%). Overall: 4-3. Next: hosts Aitikin holiday tournament 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.
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