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Area Boys Basketball: Bueckers, Hirschey combine for 50 in PR-B win

RED LAKE—Louis Bueckers and Torry Hirschey tallied 25 points apiece for the Pine River-Backus Tigers who defeated the Red Lake Warriors 75-50 in a Northland Conference game Friday, Jan. 11.

Brady Raph added 12 points for the Tigers, who trailed 31-29 at halftime before outscoring Red Lake 46-19 in the second half.

Red Lake 31 19—50

Pine River-Backus 29 46—75

RED LAKE

Riley Chaboyea 4, Andre Harrison 6, Chaise Rosebear 11, Delwyn Holthusen III 16, David Smith 7, Trenton Holthusen 6. FT 4-6 ( 67 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 4, Louis Bueckers 25, Brady Raph 12, Torry Hirschey 25, Kyosuke Marcum 3, Evan Fenstermaker 2, Nathaniel Wosmek 4. FT 7-9 (78 percent). Conference: 5-1. Overall: 9-1. Next: at Cass Lake-Bena, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 15.

Crosby-Ironton 61, Staples-Motley 23

STAPLES—Joseph Stokman tallied 17 points as Crosby-Ironton rolled past Staples-Motley 61-23 in a Mid-State Conference game Friday, Jan 11.

Johnathan Jacobson also reached double figures with 10 points as the Rangers shot 59 percent from the field.

Sivert Klefsaas led the Cardinals with 11 points.

Staples-Motley 11 12—23

Crosby-Ironton 37 24—61

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Ryan Wick 4, Josh Lombard 5, Max Strickland 2, Sivert Klefsaas 11, Alex Giza 1. FG 8-39 (21 percent), FT 6-9 (67 percent). 3-point 1-13 (8 percent). Conference: 0-4. Overall: 1-8. Next: vs Pillager 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 15.

CROSBY-IRONTON

Joseph Stokman 17, Cayden Turk 8, Dakota Mitchell 8, Carsen Turk 2, Colten Turk 1, Johnathan Jacobson 10, Dietrich Winegarner 2, Jordan Oehrlein 4, Trey Stangel 2, Kyle Skeim 7. FG 24-41 (59 percent), FT 7-12 (58 percent). 3-point 6-11 (55 percent). Conference: 3-1. Overall: 9-1. Next: at Virginia, 2:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan 12.

Little Falls 71, Mora 66

MORA—Caleb Strack of Little Falls registered 22 points for the Flyers as they defeated the Mora Mustangs 71-66 Friday, Jan. 11.

Travis Wenzel gave the Flyers another 14 points in the Granite Ridge Conference matchup.

Mora 38 28—66

Little Falls 31 39—71

MORA

FG 25/51 (41 percent), FT 5/12 (41 percent). 3-point 11/27 (40 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Oscar Norgren 9, Caleb Strack 22, Travis Wenzel 14, Thomas Kunkel 11, Luke Kush 13, Mason Wickstrom 2. FT (percent). 3-point ( percent). Conference: 1-2. Overall: 4-6. Next: at St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 15.

Pillager 72, Menahga 52

PILLAGER—Spencer Schaefer hit for a game-high 26 points in a 72-52 win for Pillager over Menahga in a Park Region Conference game Friday, Jan. 11.

Ty Swenson added 18 points as the Huskies improved to 4-1 in conference play.

Menahga 21 31—52

Pillager 39 33—72

MENAHGA

Charlie Hodge 16, Tristan Aho 8, Zach Floyd 6, Jonah Howard 6, Gavin Hillukka 10, Wade Berttunen 6, FT 12-16 (75 percent).

PILLAGER

Judah Beard 2, Luke Woidyla 7, Carson VanVickle 5, Ty Swenson 18, Jack Bentson 2, Eli Shingledecker 3, Spencer Schaefer 26, Dray Turner 2, AJ Gratke 7. FG 24-41 (59 percent), FT 7-10 (70 percent). 3-point 5-20 (25 percent). Conference: 4-1. Overall: 6-4. Next: at Barnum, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan 12.

Wadena-Deer Creek 79, Sebeka 66

SEBEKA—Payton Rondestvedt tossed in a game-high 22 points and Bereket Loer added 20 more for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines, who defeated the Sebeka Trojans 79-66 in Park Region Conference action Friday, Jan. 11.

Lucas Hinojos contributed 15 and Cooper Folkestad 11 for W-DC in a balanced scoring effort.

Sebeka 38 28—66

Wadena-Deer Creek 37 42—79

SEBEKA

Tyce Lee 2, Kolby Kiser 15, Brandon Miller 13, Mason Dailey 14, Dawson Bullock 17, David Avelsgard 5. FG 23-64 (35 percent), FT 11-24 (45 percent). 3-point 9-36 (25 percent).

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Bereket Loer 20, Lucas Hinojos 15, Dawson Lupkes 3, Cade Kapphahn 6, Payton Rondestvedt 22, Cooper Folkestad 11, Steven Thomas 2. FG 31-64 (48 percent), FT 8-16 (50 percent). 3-point 9-28 (32 percent). Conference: 3-2. Overall: 4-7. Next: at Frazee, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 15.

St. Cloud Cathedral 77, Pequot Lakes 63

ST. CLOUD—Tyler Manley totaled 19 points and Bode Magnuson scored 14 in a 77-63 loss for Pequot Lakes to St. Cloud Cathedral in a non-conference game Friday, Jan. 11.

The Patriots trailed 39-29 at the half and couldn't close the game in the second as they fell to 8-2.

St. Cloud Cathedral 39

Pequot Lakes 29

ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL

Andrew Weisser 12, Jackson Jangula 20, Nick Schaefer 29, Mason Wolf 2, Sam Schneider 9, Mark Zimny 2, Jacob Stolzenberg 3. FT 14-19 (74 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Alex Morgan 4, Bode Magnuson 14, Dylin Ackerman 5, Sean Ryan 10, Owen Seidl 9, Tyler Manley 19, Vincent Miska 2. FT 15-16 (94 percent). Overall: 8-2. Next: vs Barnum, 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 15.

Detroit Lakes 65, Aitkin 43

AITKIN—Kade Hopperstad was the lone player to hit double figures for Aitkin with 10 points as the Gobblers fell to Detroit Lakes 65-43 in a Mid-State Conference game Friday, Jan. 11.

Detroit Lakes 31 34—65

Aitkin 23 20—43

DETROIT LAKES

Jacob Bettcher 26, Ben Stearns 9, Tate Kerzman 6, Gabe Hanninen 9, Max Gunderson 6, Drew Markeson 4, Josh Noel 2, Jack Tremmel 2, Nate Cihak 1. FT 14-26 (54 percent).

AITKIN

Garrett Westerlund 8, Nathan Hagestuen 5, Jacob Kukowski 5, Garrett Michaletz 8, Hunter Nissen 7, Kade Hopperstad 10. FT 9-11 (82 percent). Conference: 0-3. Overall: 1-8. Next: at Braham, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 15.

New York Mills 60, Verndale 32

VERNDALE—Brayden Vertina paced the Verndale Pirates with nine points in a 60-32 Park Region Conference loss to the New York Mills Eagles Friday, Jan. 11.

New York Mills 29 31—60

Verndale 13 19—32

NEW YORK MILLS

Brady Bauck 13, Tate Olson 9, Derin Gaudette 6, Jonah Johnson 4, Isaiah Laudenbach 4, Logan Menze 4, Breck Hensch 4, Jonas Baune 16. FG 24-51 (47 percent), FT 9-16 (56 percent). 3-point 3-12 (25 percent).

VERNDALE

Jake Ismil 2, Tate Bounds 2, Daryl Wellnitz 4, Brayden Vertina 9, Matt Steege 2, Jackson Weniger 7, Mason Elbert 6. FG 12-50 (24 percent), FT 6-11 (55 percent). 3-point 2-17 (112 percent). Conference: 1-4. Overall: 4-7. Next: vs Nevis, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 15.

Thursday's game

Zimmerman 67, Little Falls 50

LITTLE FALLS—Caleb Strack scored 20 points for the Little Falls Flyers in a 67-50 loss to Zimmerman Thursday, Jan. 10.

Zimmerman 24 43—67

Little Falls 23 27—50

LITTLE FALLS

Caleb Strack 20, Travis Wenzel 6, Derek Kirk 4, Thomas Kunkel 8, Luke Kush 2, Mason Wickstrom 6, Thomas Kula 4. FG 18-55 (32.7 percent), FT 11-15 (73.3 percent). 3-point 3-21 (14.3 percent).