Area Boys Basketball: WHA upsets Verndale in Section 5-1A play-in

Verndale hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the Section 5-1A play-in March 6

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VERNDALE — Jaden Schluke scored 15 points for the Verndale Pirates as they fell 60-53 to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in the Section 5-1A play-in Monday, March 6.

Shawn Schmitz added 13 points and Carter White 12 for the Pirates. Torii Hagen was also in double figures with 11 points.

Verndale finished the season with a 9-18 record.

WHA 29 31 — 60

Verndale 21 32 — 53


Joseph Bieloh 4, Andrew Deegan 9, Parker Brock 15, Joseph Tande 12, Vinny Pederson 2, Gavin Oelschlager 9, Niko Morrow 9. FG 21-44 (47.7%), FT 11-22 (50%). 3-point 7-19 (36.8%).


Shawn Schmitz 13, Jeremy Haskin 2, Jaden Schulke 15, Torii Hagen 11, Carter White 12. FG 16-66 (24.2%), FT 17-23 (73.9%). 3-point 4-37 (10.8%). Overall: 9-18. Next: at Nevis 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

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