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Area Boys Basketball: Pillager picks off S-M

STAPLES—Spencer Schaefer tallied 20 points as the Pillager Huskies defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 61-43 in a non-conference game Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Sivert Klefsaas contributed 15 points for the Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 24 19—43

Pillager 30 31—61

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Ben Olander 9, Ryan Wick 9, Jordon Carlson 4, Adam Oberlander 2, Isaac Kronenberg 2, Max Strickland 3, Sivert Klefsaas 15, Alex Giza 1. FG 14-15 (94 percent), FT 9-15 (60 percent). 3-point 2-2 (100 percent). Conference: 0-5. Overall: 1-10. Next: vs Pine River-Backus 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

PILLAGER

Judah Beard 2, Luke Woidyla 6, Carson VanVickle 8, Erik Peterson 3, Griffin Decker 7, Jack Bentson 2, Sam Jensen 5, Spencer Schaefer 20, AJ Gratke 8. FG 22-56 (35 percent), FT 10-20 (50 percent). 3-point 2-12 (16 percent). Conference: 5-1. Overall: 8-4. Next: at Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

Crosby-Ironton 57,

Hinckley-Finlayson 50

HINCKLEY—Joseph Stokman finished with 17 points and Johnathan Jacobson and Kyle Skeim each added 14 for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers who defeated the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars 57-50 in overtime of a non-conference game Tuesday, Jan. 15.

C-I outscored the Jaguars 10-3 in overtime led by Stokman's six points. He was 4-of-4 from the line and Jacobson was 3-of-4 from the line.

Jacobson led the 11-1 Rangers with 16 rebounds.

Hinckley-Finlayson 20 27 3—50

Crosby-Ironton 16 31 10—57

HINCKLEY-FINLAYSON

Cedric LaFave 3, Anders Prater 15, Brock Bjerke 3, Elijah Currie 6, Lavone Kroschel 21, Johnny Kordiak 2. FG 17-62 (27 percent), FT 8-9 (89 percent). 3-point 8-33 (24 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Sam Jordan 6, Joseph Stokman 17, Cayden Turk 1, Dakota Mitchell 5, Johnathan Jacobson 14, Kyle Skeim 14. FG 18-56 (32 percent), FT 17-27 (63 percent). 3-point 4-21 (19 percent). Overall: 11-1. Next: vs Cloquet 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan 17.

Lake Region 53, Woodcrest 52

BAXTER—Eli Richter tallied 18 points and Josiah McGaffey added 11 points and 18 rebounds for the Lake Region Christian Hornets who edged Woodcrest 53-52 in a Minnesota Association of Christian Schools game Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Woodcrest 26 26—52

Lake Region 32 21—53

LAKE REGION

Logan Backstrom 4, Trey Ogren 5, Eli Richter 18, Jon Wiedell 4, Josiah McGaffey 11, Jake Borders 2, Jonas Boelter 9. FG 22-58 (38 percent), FT 4-8 (50 percent). 3-point 5-20 (25 percent).

Pequot Lakes 44, Barnum 26

PEQUOT LAKES—Tyler Manley led the Pequot Lakes Patriots with 10 points in a 44-26 non-conference win over Barnum Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Patriots led 23-6 at halftime.

Barnum 6 20—26

Pequot Lakes 23 21—44

BARNUM

Tyler Nynas 1, Blaze Hurst 2, Jacob Nynas 9, Joseph Peterson 5, Braiden Davis 3, Samuel Goodwin 4, Reed Komorch 2. FT 8-10 (80 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Alex Morgan 2, Dylin Ackerman 5, Jordan Schommer 9, Owen Seidl 6, Tyler Manley 10, Korey Jackson 2, Dylan Collins 6, Ryan Monahan 2, Vincent Miska 2. FT 9-14 (percent). Overall: 9-2. Next: at Bemidji 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan, 17.

Howard Lake-WW 55, Pierz 51

PIERZ—Brandon Stuckmayer registered 13 points for the Pierz Pioneers as they fell 55-51 to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers Tuesday, Jan 15.

Nicholas Scholl added 12 points for the Pioneers in the Central Minnesota Conference game.

Howard Lake-WW 25 30—55

Pierz 25 26—51

PIERZ

Peter Schommer 8, Brandon Stuckmayer 13, Michael Leidenfrost 11, Jonah Prokott 7, Nicholas Scholl 12, Zachary Traut 1. FG 20-51 (39 percent), FT 8-12 (66 percent). 3-point (21 percent). Conference: 2-3. Overall: 5-6. Next: at Milaca 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Cass Lake-Bena 62, Pine River-Backus 59

CASS LAKE—Brady Raph tallied 19 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they fell 62-59 to Class 1A's third-ranked and 14-0 Cass Lake-Bena Panthers in a Northland Conference game Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Torry Hirschey contributed 18 points as the Tigers drop to 9-2 overall with their only two losses being to CL-B.

Cass Lake-Bena 27 35—62

Pine River-Backus 28 31—59

CASS LAKE-BENA

Jarell Jacobs 19, Timmy Smith 9, Antonio Brown 5, Miguel Reyes, Ethan Brown 17, Leroy Fairbanks 2, Jared Brown 10. FT 11-13 (84 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 5, Louis Bueckers 11, Brady Raph 19, Torry Hirschey 18, Nathaniel Wosmek 6. FT 8-10 (80 percent). Conference: 5-2. Overall: 9-2. Next: at Staples-Motley 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

Nevis 57, Verndale 32

VERNDALE—Verndale's Tate Bounds registered 11 points for the Pirates as they fell 57-32 to the Nevis Tigers Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Mason Elbert added seven points for the Pirates.

Nevis 23 34—57

Verndale 20 12—32

NEVIS

Ty Warrington 13, Luke DeWulf 17, Eddie Kramer 9, Derek Lindow 7, Ben Soldwisch 2, Michael Landquist 9. FG 22-61(36 percent), FT 3-6 (50 percent). 3-point 10-27 (37 percent).

VERNDALE

Tate Bounds 11, Caden Elbert 2, Brayden Vertina 5, Matt Steege 2, Jackson Weniger 5, Mason Elbert 7. FG 11-43 (26 percent), FT 6-10 (60 percent). 3-point 4-21 (19 percent). Overall:4-8. Next: at Wadena-Deer Creek 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

Frazee 88, Wadena-Deer Creek 60

FRAZEE—Cade Kappahahn posted 11 points for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in an 88-60 to the Frazee Hornets Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Frazee 42 46—88

Wadena-Deer Creek 17 43—60

FRAZEE

Brandon Carpentier 9, Jack Courneya 8, Caleb Degroat 2, Cole Fleisher 13, Lewis Helmers 3, George Flynn 2, Broden Fleisher 14, Dylan Selly 3, Nathan Johnannsen 2, Vincent Helmers 17, Reid Eckert 15. FG 35-67 (52 percent), FT 10-16 (62 percent). 3-point 8-24 (33 percent).

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Bereket Loer 5, Lucas Hinojos 9, Dawson Lupkes 10, Cade Kapphahn 11, Tony Kreklau 7, Aiden Larson 4, Payton Rondestvedt 7, Cooper Folkestad 5, Steven Thomas 2. FG 25-64 (39 percent), FT 5-19 (26 percent). 3-point 5-22 (22 percent). Conference: 3-2. Overall: 4-8. Next: vs Verndale 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

St. Cloud Cathedral 54, Little Falls 40

ST. CLOUD—Little Falls' Mason Wickstrom tallied 11 points and nine rebounds for the Flyers as they fell 54-40 to St. Cloud Cathedral Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Derek Kirk added nine points in the Granite Ridge Conference loss for the Flyers.

St. Cloud Cathedral 25 29—54

Little Falls 23 17—40

ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL

FG 18-45 (40 percent), FT 13-16 (81 percent). 3-point 5-23 (21 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Oscar Norgren 3, Caleb Strack 4, Travis Wenzel 6, Derek Kirk 9, Thomas Kunkel 5, Luke Kush 2, Mason Wickstrom 11. FG 14-47 (36 percent), FT 2-4 (50 percent). 3-point 4-15 (27 percent). Conference: 1-3. Overall: 4-7. Next: at Milaca 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.