WADENA — Wadena-Deer Creek’s Madison Carsten tallied 18 points for the No. 8 seeded Wolverines as they beat the No. 9 seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals 63-45 in the Section 8-2A play-in Friday, Feb. 21.

Kennedy Gravelle added 16 points for the Wolverines and Lauryn Gravelle contributed 13.

Staples-Motley’s Kaitlyn Smith and Elizabeth Danilyuk each totaled 11 points for the Cardinals, which finish the season 7-19.



Wadena-Deer Creek 30 33 -- 63
Staples-Motley 12 33 -- 45



WADENA-DEER CREEK
Madison Carsten 18, Kennedy Gravelle 16, Madison Packer 4, Mackenzie Carsten 8, Lauryn Gravelle 13, Laura Krause 2, Nevada Schulz 2. Overall: 14-12. Next: at No. 1 Fergus Falls in Section 8-2A Quarterfinals 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.



STAPLES-MOTLEY
Kaila Erbe 4, Haley Cichos 4, Katilyn Smith 11, Alix Peterson 5, Lauren Rutten 6, Elizabeth Danilyuk 11, Tabatha Allen 4. Overall: 7-19.



Pillager 47, Pine River-Backus 56

PINE RIVER — Riley Hirschey led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 15 points in a 56-47 non-conference win over the Pillager Huskies Friday, Feb. 21.

Ramsey Tulenchik added 14 points and Olivia Adkins had 13 for the Tigers.

Pillager was paced by Juliana Ewald’s 15 points and Jordyn VanVickle’s 12.



Pine River-Backus 34 22 -- 56
Pillager 24 23 -- 47



PINE RIVER-BACKUS
Sidney Lodge 8, Olivia Adkins 13, Jamie Johnson 2, Rylie Hirschey 15, Emma Barchus 4, Ramsey Tulenchik 14. FT 11-17 (%). Overall: 16-10. Next: hosts Verndale in Section 5-1A Quarterfinal 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.



PILLAGER
Jordyn VanVickle 12, Greta Hall 4, Sadie Hopman 8, Juliana Ewald 15, Jenna Woidyla 3, Olivia Peterson 2, Emma Schmit 3. FT 8-14 (%). Overall: 15-11. Next: in Section 7-2A tournament TBA.



Aitkin 78, Ogilvie 65

AITKIN — Aitkin’s Teagan Piecek recorded 27 points for the Gobblers as they secured their second win of the season, defeating Ogilvie 78-65 Friday, Feb. 21.

Ally Ehnstrom hit five 3-pointers to finish with 22 points helping the Gobblers snap a 17-game losing streak.



Ogilvie 34 31 -- 65
Aitkin 36 42 -- 78



OGILVIE
Grace Heins 29, Maddy Anderson 2, Maddie Chidester 2, Ailee Fratzke 9, Ella Heins 5, Katelynn Beck 9, Annika Berg 3, Alyssa Lang 6. FT 20-33 (61%).



AITKIN
Jenna Cline 5, Bella Westerlund 2, Rae Nyberg 16, Teagan Piecek 27, Sarah McMillan 6, Ally Ehnstrom 22. FT 21-33 (64%). Overall: 2-23. Next: in Section 7-2A Playoffs TBA.



Lake Region 53, Chisago 42

BAXTER — Lake Region Christian’s Tori Plemel posted 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets as they defeated Chisago 53-42 Friday, Feb. 21.

Lydia Neubert added 16 points for the Hornets in the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools game, while Isabel Anderson tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds.



Chisago 20 22 -- 42
Lake Region 30 23 -- 53



LAKE REGION
Lydia Neubert 16, Tori Plemel 21, Isabel Anderson 12, Amber Neubert 4. FG 23-70 (33%), FT 6-11 (55%). 3-point 1-9 (11%). Conference: 12-3. Overall: 14-4. Next: in Minnesota Association of Christian Schools State Tournament in Plymouth TBA.



Pierz 56, Foley 51

PIERZ — Courtney Strohmeier led the Pierz Pioneers with 17 points in a 56-51 Granite Ridge Conference victory over the Foley Falcons Friday, Feb. 21.

Emily Sadlovsky added 14 and Amaya Rocheleau finished with 11 for Pierz.



Foley 20 31 -- 51
Pierz 21 35 -- 56



PIERZ
Amaya Rocheleau 11, Kiara Olesch 6, Emily Dehler 2, Courtney Strohmeier 17, Anna Taylor 4, Emily Sadlovsky 14, Mariah Olesch 2. FG 17-52 (32%), FT 14-23 (60). 3-point 8-15 (53%). Conference: 9-5. Overall: 16-10. Next: in Section 6-2A playoffs TBA.



Milaca 39, Little Falls 33

MILACA — Little Falls’ Taylor Jordan tallied 14 points as the Flyers fell 39-33 to the Milaca Wolves Friday, Feb. 21 in a Granite Ridge Conference game.



Milaca 22 17 -- 39
Little Falls 21 12 -- 33



MILACA
Jackie Kragt 3, Jalen Taylor 3, Miranda Broberg 9, Emylee Kohlgraf 7, Grace Gerking 3, Maggie Westling 11.



LITTLE FALLS
Kendal Swantek 6, Samantha Tembreull 5, Ellie Smieja 2, Taylor Swantek 2, Taylor Jordan 14, Meghan Schilling 4. Conference: 2-12. Overall: 4-22. Next: in Section 8-3A playoffs TBA.