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Area Boys Basketball: Flyers improve to 3-0

Posted: December 14, 2012 - 12:44am

LITTLE FALLS — Collin Eckman tallied 16 points and the Little Falls Flyers pulled away in the second half for a 56-40 Granite Ridge Conference victory Thursday.

The Flyers led 29-24 at the half and outscored the Bulldogs by 11 in the second half.

Bryce Zawatzke led Little Falls with eight rebounds and Thomas Bell and Jake Scott each swiped three steals.

Becker 24 16 — 40

Little Falls 29 27 — 56

BECKER

Trey Hansen 14, Josh Nohner 4, Dawson Brown 3, Jon Crowley, Brandon Croatt, Cole Anderson, Brady Reinke, Michael Veldman 9, Tommy Benson 3, Tyler Kruse 2, Erik Tungland 5. FG 13-42 (31 percent), FT 7-10 (70percent). 3-point 7-25 (28 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Troy Scott 3, Thomas Bell 3, Sebastian Sowada 8, Jake Scott 8, Collin Eckman 16, Bryce Zawatzke 6, Collin Gradin 6, Travis Spillum 6. FG 21-50 (42 percent), FT 8-17 (47 percent). 3-point 6-20 (30 percent). Conference: 2-0. Overall: 3-0. Next: at Pierz 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Onamia 62,

Aitkin 58

ONAMIA — Nathan Ehnstrom hit six 3-pointer and finished with 28 points for the Aitkin Gobblers in Thursday’s 62-58 Great River Conference loss to Onamia.

Ehnstrom added six rebounds and five steals. Ryan Anderson chipped in with 10 points and Bryan Haugly tallied six assists.

Onamia 25 37 — 62

Aitkin 31 27 — 58

ONAMIA

Johannes Achermann 4, Caleb Nieken 18, Hosea Cook 4, Leevi Leibold 8, Sheldon Rothbauer 3, Chris Crotty 2, Zach Kieffer 23. FG 24-52 (46 percent), FT 14-26 (54 percent). 3-point 0-6 (0 percent).

AITKIN

Will Provost 2, Nathan Ehnstrom 28, Dan Bender 2, Bryan Haugly 5, Kyle Thompson 7, Sam Hanson 4, Ryan Anderson 10. FG 24-51 (47 percent), FT 3-5 (60 percent). 3-point 7-19 (37 percent). Conference: 2-1. Overall: 2-2. Next: host Crosby-Ironton 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Upsala 102,

Pine River-Backus 40

UPSALA — Beau Howard scored 11 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they fell 102-40 to the Upsala Cardinals in a non-conference game Thursday.

Upsala 59 43 — 102

Pine River-Backus 16 24 — 40

UPSALA

Eric Frieler 10, Matt Abeler 12, Nathan Ehrenberg 5, Christian Pekarek 25, Avery Smieja 11, Andy Nelson 8, Garrett Wolf 9, Nick Frieler 9, Dylan Zimmerman 12. FG 27-41 (65 percent), FT 8-14 (57 percent). 3-point 12-30 (40 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Hank Raph 2, TJ Lukanen 2, Beau Howard 11, Konrad Bueckers 6, Travon Pederson 3, Zachary Semmler 2, Tony Pederson 6, Zach Struss 8. FG 13-27 (48 percent), FT 2-2 (100 percent). Overall: 1-5. Next: host Nevis 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.