PIERZ — Courtney Strohmeier hit for 17 points and Kiara Olesch secured 10 rebounds as Pierz defeated Swanville 55-40 Monday, March 1.

Alissa Girtz and Emily Sadlovsky each added 11 points as the Pioneers improved to 9-5 overall.



Swanville 22 18 -- 40
Pierz 27 28 -- 56
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PIERZ
Kiara Olesch 4, Katie Leidenfrost 6, Emily Dehler 6, Courtney Strohmeier 17, Alissa Girtz 11, Emily Sadlovsky 11. FG 19-63 (30%), FT 14-20 (70%). 3-point 3-17 (17%). Overall: 9-5. Next: at Little Falls 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

Crosby-Ironton 56, Esko 55

ESKO — Josie Schaefer’s layup on an assist from Karlie Nixon put Crosby-Ironton up by three as the Rangers went on to defeat Esko 56-55 in a Section 7-2A game Monday, March 1.

Tori Oehrlein led the Rangers, ranked 14th in Class 2A, with 24 points in their fourth straight win.

The Eskimos entered the game ranked 12th in Class 2A.

Esko 23 32 -- 55
Crosby-Ironton 29 27 -- 56



ESKO
Karpenun 14, Gable 9, Kukelinski 4, Swanborg 4, Korby 4, Sark 20. FG 19-43 (44%), FT 12-18 (67%). 3-point 5-12 (42%).



CROSBY-IRONTON
Karlie Nixon 9, Jacey Rydberg 4, Mya Decent 7, Kalli Papenfuss 2, Bri Miller 2, Josie Schaefer 8, Tori Oehrlein 24. FG 20-39 (51%), FT 15-22 (68%). 3-point 3-13 (23%). Overall: 11-1. Next: at Mountain Iron-Buhl 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 4.



Woodcrest 54, Lake Region 37

MINNEAPOLIS — Tori Plemel led No. 5 Lake Region Chistian with 15 points as they fell to No. 4 Woodcrest Monday, March 1, in the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools state quarterfinals.

Nikole Thorson pulled down 14 rebounds and Plemel grabbed 10 for the Hornets who fell to 9-9 overall.



Woodcrest 28 26 -- 54
Lake Region 21 16 -- 37



WOODCREST
Julia Ureke 16, Kourtney Clarke 17, Sarah Ureke 19, Renata Echsenbengua 2.



LAKE REGION
Ellie Shafer 2, Tori Plemel 15, Nikole Thorson 6, Whitley Moore 4, Halle Wagner 2, Emma Moore 2, Amber Neubert 6. FG 16-69 (23%), FT 4-13 (31%). 3-point 1-13 (8%). Overall: 9-9. Next: in MACS state semifinals vs. Heritage in Plymouth 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4.



Browerville 61, Staples-Motley 48

STAPLES — Tabetha Allen scored a game-high 16 points and Lauren Rutten tallied 13 as Staples-Motley lost to Browerville 61-48 in a non-conference game Monday, March 1.

With the loss the Cardinals dropped to 5-9.



Browerville 30 31 -- 61
Staples-Motley 24 24 -- 48



BROWERVILLE
Tura Myers 5, Alyah Abrahamson 15, Lauren Schnettler 6, Izzy Olander 4, Anna Myers 3, Megan Beaning 2, Zoe Hillmer 6, Jenna Kunerth 11, Madeline Irstidd 9. FT 16-27 (59%).



STAPLES-MOTLEY
Addison Lorber 2, Ashley Robben 3, Allison Knosalla 6, Haley Cichos 3, Kyanna Burton 3, Lauren Rutten 13, Tabetha Allen 16, Grace Jennissen 2. FT 14-24 (58%). Overall: 5-9. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 5.