Area Boys Basketball: Tigers slay Cardinals behind Bueckers’ 24 points

Boys basketball teams were in action Saturday, Feb. 4

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Pine River-Backus 72, Upsala 55

UPSALA — Pine River-Backus’ Andrew Bueckers scored a game-high 26 points for the Tigers in their 72-55 win over Upsala Saturday, Feb. 4.

Rian Struss added 18 points and Jared Hamilton 10 for the Tigers in the win.

Upsala 17 38 — 55

Pine River-Backus 31 41 — 72


Bryce Westrich 2, Aden Warga 16, Ryan Johnson 12, Samuel Laliberte 2, Jack Primus 4, Braedan Rene 15, Beau Ripplinger 2, Jacob Gunderson 2.


Tate Norman 9, Burke Netland 2, Jared Hamilton 10, Andrew Bueckers 26, Rian Struss 18, Carson Travis 3, Kayden Witt 4. Overall: 11-6. Next: hosts Laporte 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.7.

Lake Region places 4th

ST. FRANCIS — Trey Ogren finished with 11 points and seven rebounds for the Lake Region Christian Hornets who finished fourth in the St. Francis Tournament Saturday, Feb. 4, with a 49-35 loss to Rosemount in the third-place game.

Danny Goodwin scored nine points and Damian Craig added six points, seven rebounds and three steals for Lake Region.


The Hornets fell in the semifinal round 37-33 to Liberty. Craig led the Hornets with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Ogren added 12 points.

Ogren was named to the All-Tournament First Team and Craig landed a spot on the second team.

Rosemount 23 26 — 49

Lake Region 9 26 — 35


Trey Ogren 11, Soren Benson 4, Danny Goodwin 9, Joe Wiedell 3, Damian Craig 6, Brody Kovatovich 2. FG 10-49 (20.4%), FT 9-19 (47.4%). 3-point 6-20 (30%). Overall: 8-10. Next: hosts St. Cloud Christian 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Semifinal round

Liberty 18 19 -- 37

Lake Region 15 18 -- 33


Trey Ogren 12, Myles Peterson 3, Joe Wiedell 2, Damian Craig 16. FG 14-37 (37.8%), FT 3-10 (30%). 3-point 2-10 (20%).

Howard Lake-Waverly 74, Pierz 65

MINNEAPOLIS — Eugene Skiba and Noah Oberfeld combined to score 31 of the Pierz PIoneers 65 points in a 74-65 loss to Howard Lake-Waverly Saturday, Feb. 4, at Target Center.

Kirby Fischer added 11 points for the Pioneers.

Howard Lake-WW 74

Pierz 65


Jack Prokott 6, Joey Stuckmayer 7, Kyle Winscher 2, Kirby Fischer 11, Jonathan Cheney 6, Noah Oberfeld 15, Eugene Skiba 16, Garrett Cummings 2. FG 23-84 (27%), FT 15-19 (78%). 3-point 4-21 (19%). Overall: 6-13. Next: at Mora 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

Pillager 90, Duluth Marshall 58

PILLAGER — The Pillager Huskies grabbed a 90-58 Section 7-2A win against the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers Saturday, Feb. 4.

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