VERNDALE — Melissa Hammer scored 20 points as Verndale erased a five-point halftime deficit and defeated Staples-Motley 71-63 in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 13.

Haley Cichos led the Cardinals in scoring with 22 points.

The Pirates also received double-digit scoring from Tess Jones with 18 points and Keara Kern with 11.

Tabatha Allen added 18 points for Staples-Motley.









Verndale 29 42 -- 71
Staples-Motley 34 29 -- 63



VERNDALE
Keara Kern 11, Madison Schmitz 7, Joelle Bounds 8, Morgan Brevik Ashbaugh 3, Kaliyah Brownlow 2, Tess Jones 18, Reagen Ludovissie 2, Melissa Hammer 20. FG 23-67 (34 %), FT 25-34 (73 %). 3-point 0-3. Overall: 2-4. Next: hosts Ashby 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.



STAPLES-MOTLEY
Kaila Erbe 4, Haley Cichos 22, Addison Lorber 2, Katilyn Smith 8, Alix Peterson 2, Elizabeth Danilyuk 2, Tabatha Allen 18, Bella Martin 5. FG 20-62 (32 %), FT 21-31 (68 %). 3-point 2-18 (11 %). Overall: 2-4. Next: at Pierz 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.



Pine River-Backus 51, Menahga 47

MENAHGA — Pine River-Backus’ Rylie Hirschey registered 17 points for the Tigers as they defeated the Menahga Braves 51-47 Friday, Dec. 13.

Ramsey Tulenchik tallied four points and nine rebounds for the Tigers.













Menahga 19 28 -- 47
Pine River-Backus 23 28 -- 51



MENAHGA
Kate Hendrickson 9, Timber Berttunen 2, Martha Peterson 9, Tara Hendrickson 16, Jamie Tormenen 9, Annie Lake 2. FT 11-17 (65%).



PINE RIVER-BACKUS
Sidney Lodge 2, Olivia Adkins 12, Clarie Dahl 3, Jamie Johnson 9, Rylie Hirschey 17 Emma Barchus 4, Ramsey Tulenchik 4. FT 15-24 (63%). Overall: 3-2. Next: at Park Rapids 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.



Lake Region wins 2

BAXTER — Tori Plemel tallied 10 points as the Lake Region Christian Hornets beat Woodcrest 38-32 in their morning game of the Paul Bunyan Tournament.

Isabel Anderson and Amber Neubert both scored eight points.

Neubert came back and scored 21 points in the night cap as the Hornets won 66-41 over Heritage.

Plemel and Anderson both tallied 14 points for the Hornets in the second game.



Lake Region 21 17 -- 38
Woodcrest 14 18 -- 32



LAKE REGION
Tori Plemel 10, Isabel Anderson 8, Amber Neubert 8, Lydia Neubert 7, Nikole Thorson 5. FG 17-61 (28%), TF 3-10 (30%), 3-point 1-8 (13%).



WOODCREST
Julie Ureke 7, Sarah Ureke 4, Kourtney Clarke 21



Heritage 20 21 -- 41
Lake Region 31 35 -- 66



HERITAGE
Rylie Klopp 8, Jerica Deagan 2, Krystal Wikstrom 14, Savannah Johnson-Skadsem 17
LAKE REGION
Lydia Neubert 21, Ellie Shafer 2, Tori Plemel 14, Nikole Thorson 4, Isabel Anderson 14, Amber Neubert 11. FG 30-80 (38%), FT 2-4 (50%). 3-point 4-13 (31%). Conference: 3-1. Overall: 4-2. Next: Hosts Chisago Lakes noon Saturday, Dec. 14.



Zimmerman 61, Pierz 53

PIERZ — Pierz’s Emily Sladovsky totaled 16 points for the Pioneers as they fell 61-53 to the Zimmerman Thunder in a Granite Ridge Conference game Friday, Dec. 13.

Courtney Strohmeier added 11 points for Pioneers.











Zimmerman 27 34 -- 61
Pierz 28 25 -- 53



PIERZ
Amaya Rocheleau 3, Katie Leidenfrost 1, Emily Dehler 8, Courtney Strohmeier 11, Alissa Girtz 3, Anna Taylor 3, Emily Sadlovsky 16, Kylie Waytashek 8. FG 15-47 (31%), FT 17-26 (65%). 3-point 6-17 (35%). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 3-2. Next: hosts Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.



Henning 70, Pillager 29

HENNING — Sadie Hopman finished with a team-high eight points in a 70-29 loss for Pillager to Henning in a Park Region Conference game Friday, Dec. 13.



Henning 41 29 -- 70
Pillager 14 15 -- 29



HENNING
Faith Fisher 3, Becca Frederick 2, Ellie Dague 11, Megan Weber 24, Sydney Eckhoff 8, Autumn Grasswick 2, Katelyn Zillmer 2, Desta Misgades 2, Kylie Frederick 16. FT 6-8 (75 %).



PILLAGER
Greta Hall 5, Sadie Hopman 8, Juliana Ewald 6, Bailey Schommer 2, Jada Loucks 7, Emma Schmit 1. FT 5-7 (71 %). . Conference: 1-2. Overall: 2-2. Next: hosts Verndale 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.



Foley 46, Little Falls 28

FOLEY — Kendal Swantek totaled nine points as Little Falls lost to Foley 46-28 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Friday, Dec. 13.



Foley 25 21 -- 46
Little Falls 10 18 -- 28



FOLEY
Mckenna Gross 1, Jayden Hermanson 14, Brooke Beier 7, Abby Mazacek 12, Jayden Kloss 4, Alaina Hageman 1, Marissa Peschl 6, Kayla Belanger 2, Emma Wilson 1.



LITTLE FALLS
Kendal Swantek 9, Samantha Tembreull 2, Ella Bjorge 3, Megan Gold 1, Abigail Larsen 3, Taylor Swantek 1, Taylor Jordan 5, Kaleese Kuchinski-Helgeson 4. Conference: 0-3. Overall: 0-6. Next: hosts Staples-Motley 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.