STAPLES — Haley Cichos posted 19 points for the Staples-Motley Cardinals as they fought for a 55-51 win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday, Jan. 26.

The Wolverines were led in scoring by Lauryn Gravelle who tallied nine points in the non-conference game.



Wadena-Deer Creek 28 23 -- 51
Staples-Motley 22 33 -- 55
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WADENA-DEER CREEK
Addyson Gravelle 5, Summer Pettit 6, Madison Carsten 6, Madison Packer 5, Corra Endres 6, Kaylin Lupkes 7, Lauryn Gravelle 9, Nevada Schulz 7. FT 7-10 (70%).Overall: 2-3. Next: hosts Verndale 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28



STAPLES-MOTLEY
Aften Robinson 7, Alli Olander 9, Haley Cichos 18, Lauren Rutten 11, Tabetha Allen 10. FT 15-18 (83%). Overall: 2-2. Next: at Aitkin 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.



Pine River-Backus 72, WHA 53

WALKER — Rylie Hirschey scored a team-high 22 points as Class 1A’s 13th-ranked Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated Class 1A’s 11th-ranked Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 72-53 in a Northwoods Conference game Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Olivia Adkins added 13 points for the Tigers who improved to 3-0 with the win.



Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 25 28 -- 53
Pine River-Backus 45 27 -- 72



WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY
Aubrey Morrison 2, Ally Sea 2, Emma Deegan 10, Aliya Naas 1, Alexa Johannsen 4, Karalyn Oberfell 6, Kali Oelschlager 24, Mackenzie Raddatz 2, Avery Morrison 2. FT 3-6 (50%).



PINE RIVER-BACKUS
Olivia Adkins 13, Rylie Hirschey 22, Jaime Johnson 7, Claire Dahl 8, Emily Hanneken 3, Ramsey Tulenchik 16, Cate Travis 3. FT 8-13 (62%). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 3-0. Next: at Kelliher/Northome 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.



Crosby-Ironton 67, Pillager 52

PILLAGER — Karlie Nixon poured in a game-high 30 points to lead Class 2A’s 12th-ranked Crosby-Ironton Rangers past the Pillager Huskies 67-52 in a Section 7-2A matchup Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Tori Oehrlein and Jacey Ryberg each added 12 points for C-I with 11 and 10 rebounds respectively.

Pillager was led by Sadie Hopman with 13 points and Jenna Woidyla contributed 12.



Pillager 25 27 -- 52
Crosby-Ironton 26 41 -- 67



PILLAGER
Grace Grimsley 4, Greta Hall 1, Sadie Hopman 13, Juliana Ewald 6, Jenna Woidyla 12, Bailey Schommer 4, Olivia Peterson 8, Emma Schmit 4. FG 19-52 (37%), FT 13-21 (62%). 3-point 1-15 (7%). Overall: 3-2. Next: hosts Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28



CROSBY-IRONTON
Karlie Nixon 30, Jacey Rydberg 12, Mya Decent 3, Kalli Papenfuss 8, Ellen Silgen 2, Tori Oehrlein 12. FG 28-59 (47%), FT 8-18 (44%). 3-point 3-13 (23%). Overall: 4-0. Next: at Aitkin 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.



Pierz 53, St. Cloud Cathedral 40

PIERZ — Courtney Strohmeier and Emily Sadlovsky each tallied 13 points in a 53-40 Granite Ridge Conference win for Pierz over St. Cloud Cathedral Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Pioneers led by four at the half before outscoring the Crusaders by nine in the second half.



Cathedral 17 23 -- 40
Pierz 21 32 -- 53



PIERZ
Emily Herold 2, Kiara Olesch 7, Katie Leidenfrost 3, Emily Dehler 9, Courtney Strohmeier 13, Alissa Girtz 6, Emily Sadlovsky 13. FG 16-65 (24%), FT 16-37 (43%). 3-point 5-20 (25%). Conference: 2-1. Overall: 3-1. Next: hosts Mora 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.



Community Christian 51, Lake Region 50 (OT)

BAXTER — Tori Plemel scored 33 points, but Lake Region Christian came up one point short in a 51-50 overtime loss to Community Christian in a Minnesota Association of Christian Schools game Tuesday, Jan. 26.



Community 23 19 9 -- 51
Lake Region 24 18 8 -- 50



COMMUNITY
Sophia Bollig 28, Sage Moulder 19, Brenna Olson 2, Gabbie Bollig 2.



LAKE REGION
Tori Plemel 33, Nikole Thorson 8, Whitlee Moore 2, Halle Wagner 2, Amber Neubert 5. FG 21-55 (38%), FT 8-14 (57%). 3-point 0-8. Conference: 2-1. Overall: 2-2. Next: at FAITH Tournament, Ankeny, Iowa, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan 28



Albany 50, Little Falls 20

LITTLE FALLS — Little Falls’ Kendal Swantek, Taylor Jordan and Shelby Pint each tallied six points for the Flyers as they fell 50-20 to Class 2A’s third-ranked Albany Huskies in a Granite Ridge Conference game Friday, Jan. 26.



Albany 27 23 -- 50
Little Falls 7 13 -- 20



ALBANY
Peyton Hylla , Rachel Rausch 2, Bailey Keske 7, Marissa Voigt , Sydney Friederichs 1, Paige Meyer 15, Lilith Orne, Abbie Christen 8, Danica Findley 2, Amanda Ostendorf 2, Joran Carlson 5, Samantha Van Heel 2, K Gerads 1. FT 7-12 (58%).



LITTLE FALLS
Kendal Swantek 6, Madi Reedy 2, Taylor Jordan 6, Shelby Pint 6. FT 3-6 (50%). Conference: 0-3. Overall: 2-3. Next: hosts St. Cloud Cathedral 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.