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Area Boys Basketball: PR-B bests Walker in close game

WALKER—Louis Bueckers led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 20 points and 10 rebounds as they defeated the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 64-60 in a Northland Conference game Monday, Feb. 18.

Pine River-Backus 30 34—64

W-H-A 25 35—60

WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY

Seth Djernes 2, Cole Rasmussen 10, Conner Craven 3, Gavin Deskeere 3, Tom Hansen 4, Cole Nelson 27, Zach Josephson 11. FG 24-53 (45 percent), FT 6-9 (66 percent). 3-point 6-15 (40 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 4, Louis Bueckers 20, Brady Raph 12, Torry Hirschey 15, Evan Fenstermaker 2, Nathaniel Wosmek 11. FG 20-46 (43 percent), FT 17-24 (70 percent). 3-point 7-25 (28 percent). Conference: 10-4. Overall: 19-4. Next: hosts McGregor 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.