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Area Boys Basketball: Pierz pounds Irish by 29

Posted: January 13, 2012 - 12:11am

PIERZ — The Pierz Pioneers earned their fifth-straight win as Caleb Janson led the way with 19 points in a 68-37 win over Maple Lake in a Central Minnesota Conference game Thursday.

Preston Weber added 13 points followed by Cullin Carter’s 11 as Pierz shot 43-percent from the floor.

Maple Lake 22 46 — 68

Pierz 20 17 — 37

MAPLE LAKE

Zach Stokman 5, Forrest Coughlin 5, Donnie Mavencamp 2, Brady Gagnon 2, Joe Mooney 7, David Stokman 2, Jake Johnson 6, Brandon Prowatzke 1, Isaac Kotila 7. FG 21-47 (45 percent), FT 11-13 (85 percent), 3-point baskets: 5-18 (28 percent).

PIERZ

Josh Templin 4, Ben Boser 2, Cole Reardon 4, Jess Kasper 2, Dylan Smieja 2, Preston Weber 13, Caleb Janson 19, Ian Engen 4, Cullin Carter 11, Logan Meyer 7. FG 12-28 (43 percent), FT 10-17 (59 percent), 3-point baskets: 1-17 (6 percent). Conference: 3-0. Overall: 9-3. Next: vs. Rockford at St. Cloud State University 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pine River-B 56,

Nevis 50

PINE RIVER — Nathan Holm led all scorers with 22 points and added 12 rebounds as the Pine River-Backus Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Nevis Tigers 56-50 in a Northland Conference game Thursday.

Beau Howard added 17 points for PR-B, which won the game at the free throw line where they drilled 24-28 attempts (86 percent).

Nevis 24 26 — 50

Pine River-Backus 26 30 — 56

NEVIS

Robbie Hine 9, Courtland Chase 1, Gerald Beckerleg 1, Bryon Schuldt 6, Gavin Becker 3, Taylor Chase 17, Jacob Keranen 13. FT 13-22 (59 percent), 3-point baskets: 2.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Beau Howard 17, Nathan Holm 22, Travon Pederson 2, Shane Sepin 5, Henry Kreklau 6, Zach Struss 4. FG 16-48 (33 percent), FT 24-28 (86 percent), 3-point baskets: none. Conference: 3-3. Overall: 5-7. Next: at Verndale 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.