DEER RIVER — Hunter Nissen tallied 17 points to lead the Aitkin Gobblers, who opened their season with a 57-53 non-conference win over the Deer River Warriors Monday, Dec. 2.

Mannie Ukutegbe added 15 points for the Gobblers and Owen Hagen contributed 13.

Deer River 24 29 -- 53
Aitkin 31 26 -- 57
DEER RIVER
Branden Stejskal 3, Sam Rahier 5, Blake Fox 3, Mikhail Wakonabo 9, Quinten White 3, Logan David 7, David McClellan 2, Ty Morrison 21. FT 10-17 (59%).
AITKIN
Logan Gabrio 5, Joe Cummings 1, Mannie Ukutegbe 15, Hunter Nissen 17, Owen Hagen 13, Kade Hopperstad 6. FT 18-38 (47%). Overall: 1-0. Next: at Milaca 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.