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Area Boys Basketball: Eckman helps Flyers to ninth straight win

Posted: January 11, 2012 - 12:21am

MORA — Collin Eckman led all scorers with 19 points as the Little Falls Flyers make it nine straight in defeating the Mora Mustangs 87-55 in a Granite Ridge Conference game Tuesday.

Josh Wenzel scored 15, Troy Scott 14, and Matt Valentine 13 for the Flyers.

Grant Bell tallied 15 assists and Valentine add 11 rebounds for Little Falls which is 4-0 in conference play and 9-1 overall.

MORA

Kyle Schultz 3, Cody Cottingham 7, Sam Johnson 3, Austin Lick 10, Matt McKelvy 2, Adam Burgess 10, Justin O’Bert 13, Greg Mork 6. FG 18-44 (41 percent), FT 18-35 (51 percent), 3-point baskets: 1-8 (12 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Aaron Hallberg 3, Collin Eckman 19, Grant Bell 2, Jake Scott 7, Joe Kornbaum 6, Josh Wenzel 15, Matt Valentine 13, Spencer Lubbers 4, Thomas Smith 2, Travis Spillum 2, Troy Scott 14. FG 37-72 (46 percent), FT 8-11 (73 percent), 3-point baskets: 13-35 (37 percent). Conference: 4-0. Overall: 9-1. Next: at Becker 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 65, Foley 38

PIERZ — Preston Weber scored 17 points, Caleb Janson 13 and Logan Meyer 11 as the Pierz Pioneers beat the Foley Falcons 65-38 in non-conference play Tuesday night.

Janson added 14 rebounds in the Pioneers’ fourth straight win.

Foley 16 22 — 38

Pierz 32 33 — 65

FOLEY

Nathan Boeckman 2, Ben Hageman 3, Tyler Templin 2, Sam Eherenman 1, Cole Nelson 9, Jordon Brenny 5, Sam Udermann 5, Trevor Knapek 11. FG 11-39. FT 13-25.

PIERZ

Josh Templin 3, Jess Kasper 7, Dylan Smieja 5, Preston Weber 17, Caleb Janson 13, Michael Marshik 4, Ian Engen 2, Cullin Carter 3, Logan Meyer 11. FG 27-59. FT 4-10. Overall: 8-3. Next: hosts Maple Lake 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pillager 60,

Menahga 53

PILLAGER — EJ Ziegler put up 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Pillager Huskies past the Menahga Braves 60-53 in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.

Cole Hunstad scored 17 while Devin Strack scored 11 for the Huskies, who are 4-0 in conference play and 8-2 overall.

Menahga 27 23 — 53

Pillager 20 40 — 60

MENAHGA

Markus Tolkkinen 7, Tanner Schwartz 8, Austen Schwartz 13, Brandon Junes 3, Rylan Aho 8, Austin Rudquist 2, Levi Schwartz 4, Stetson Burkman 2, Justin Luedke 6. FT 10-17 (59 percent).

PILLAGER

Devin Strack 11, Alex Holbrook 5, Conner Uselman 5, Matt Doss 4, EJ Ziegler 18, Cole Hunstad 17. FT 8-23 (35 percent). Conference: 4-0. Overall: 8-2. Next: at Bertha-Hewitt 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Cass Lake-Bena 84,

Pine River-Backus 47

CASS LAKE — Nathan Holm, who scored his 1,000th point Dec. 22 against Pequot Lakes, added 10 points to his career ledger Tuesday night as the Pine River-Backus Tigers lost to Class 1A’s ninth-ranked Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 84-47 in a Northland Conference game.

Holm now has 1,056 for his career.

Beau Howard scored 25 points Tuesday for the Tigers, who lost their fourth straight game.

Cass Lake-Bena 41 43 — 84

Pine River-Backus 24 23 — 47

CASS LAKE-BENA

Roberto Gomez 10, Tristan Cloud 4, Caleb Fisher 19, Josh Laduke 3, Wesley Moe 6, Dakotah Brunelle 5, Jake Ellis 27, Jordan Collins 8, Cody Wind 2. FT 8-10.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Beau Howard 25, Nathan Holm 10, Travon Pederson 2, Shane Sepin 6, Henry Kreklau 2, Zach Struss 2. FG 13-43. FT 9-15. 3-point baskets: 4-13. Conference: 3-3. Overall: 4-7. Next: host Nevis 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Detroit Lakes 64,

Staples-Motley 48

STAPLES — Kyle Jansson led the Cardinals with 16 points in Staples-Motley’s 64-48 loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers in Tuesday’s Mid-State Conference game.

The Cards led most of the first half and trailed only 27-26 at the break, but went cold in the second stanza in picking up their seventh straight loss.

Detroit Lakes 27 37 — 64

Staples-Motley 26 22 — 48

DETROIT LAKES

Kirk McLeod 4, Joe Mollberg 13, Kyle Singer 5, Rick Hutchinson 12, Brian Labat 24, Ethan VanOffelen 6. FT 12-18 (67 percent), 3-point baskets: 4.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kyle Jansson 16, Shane Suess 2, Brian Huber 2, Jordan Wick 8, Zach Schmitz 2, Dennis Vasquez 6, Seth Auger 7, Grant Longbella 3, Zach Borders 2. FT 7-15 (47 percent), 3-point baskets: 5. Conference: 1-3. Overall: 1-8. Next: hosts Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Verndale 64,

New York Mills 47

VERNDALE — Dallas Ehrmantraut led all scorers with 21 points, recorded eight assists, and six steals to lead the Verndale Pirates over the New York Mills Eagles 64-47 in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.

Aaron Denny scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and Marcos Gomez scored 15 for the Pirates.

New York Mills 19 28 — 47

Verndale 40 24 — 64

NEW YORK MILLS

Creedan Dunrud 3, Charlie Peeters 16, Keaton Norton 2, Adam Patron 2, Dustin Gaudette 7, Adam Snelgrove 17. FT 15-29 (52 percent).

VERNDALE

Christian Siedschlaw 4, Marcos Gomez 15, Dallas Ehrmantraut 21, Josh Gilb 2, James Kveton 3, DJ Blocker 2, Aaron Denny 17. FT 7-11 (64 percent). Conference: 2-2. Overall: 3-7. Next: hosts Pine River-Backus 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Park Rapids 62,

Wadena-DC 56,

PARK RAPIDS — Ryan Redfield tallied 16 points, including four three-pointers, in the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines’ 62-56 loss to the Park Rapids Panthers in a Mid-State Conference matchup Tuesday.

Ben Birch added 19 and Evan VanErp 11 for the Wolverines, who shot an icy 37 percent from the charity stripe.

Park Rapids 27 35 — 62

Wadena-Deer Creek 23 33 —56

PARK RAPIDS

Mason Long 2, Tyler Ridlon 11, Kyle Goplerud 16, Ryan Peterson 1, Christopher Goplerud 13, Andy Waller 5, Scott Wolff 2, John Massie 3, Tyler McCollum 9. FT 17-25 (68 percent), 3-point baskets: 2.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Andrew VanErp 3, Ryan Redfield 16, Ben Birch 19, Evan VanErp 11, Jeremy Sherman 2, Matt Laughlin 6. FT 13-35 (37 percent), 3-point baskets: Redfield 4, Eva VanErp. Conference: 1-3. Overall: 4-7. Next: hosts New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Isle 58, Aitkin 51

ISLE — Nathan Ehnstrom scored 15 points, and Alex Anderson totaled 10 for the Aitkin Gobblers in a 58-51 loss to Isle in a Great River Conference matchup on Tuesday.

The Gobblers, who had won two of their last three games, led by four points at halftime before the Huskies outscored them 32-21 in the second half.

Isle 26 32 — 58

Aitkin 30 21 — 51

ISLE

Robbie Brink 13, Wesley Oswald 13, Tony Hernandez 4, Matt Summers 12, Caleb Weiers 16. FT 7-12 (58 percent).

AITKIN

Jaron Brezinsky 9, Nathan Ehnstrom 15, Ryan Rosemore 5, Peter Zasmeta 5, Alex Anderson 10, Ryan Anderson 2, Dean Lynn 5. FT 7-11 (64 percent). Conference: 3-3. Overall: 4-5. Next: hosts Pine City 7:30 p.m. Friday.