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AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Gilb, Ehrmantraut combine for 44 in Verndale win

Posted: January 9, 2013 - 12:26am

NEW YORK MILLS — Josh Gilb and Dallas Ehrmantraut combined for 44 points to lead the Verndale Pirates past the New York Mills Eagles 65-54 in Tuesday’s Park Region Conference game.

Gilb finished with a game-high 23 points and grabbed six steals. Ehrmantraut tallied 21 points and was 16-19 at the charity stripe. Eric Blaha added 14 points for the Pirates.

New York Mills 33 21 — 54

Verndale 33 32 — 65

NEW YORK MILLS

Evan Perala 3, Charlie Peeters 10, Chance Pettow 11, Damon Tumberg 13, Ted Hendrickx 12, Dustin Gaudette 5. FG 18-62 (29 percent), FT 15-28 (54 percent). 3-point 3-12 (25 percent).

VERNDALE

Marcos Gomez 4, Colter Ehrmantraut 2, Dallas Ehrmantraut 21, Eric Blaha 14, Josh Gilb 23, Daniel Fisher 1. FG 17-56 (30 percent), FT 27-41 (65 percent). 3-point 4-18 (22 percent). Conference: 3-1. Overall: 6-3. Next: host Wadena-Deer Creek 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lake Region 58,

Foreston 48

BAXTER — Daniel Newton scored 17 points for the Lake Region Hornets as they beat Foreston 58-48 in a non-Conference game Tuesday.

Abe Imdieke added 13 points and Hayden Brooks followed with 10 for the Hornets.

Foreston 19 29 — 48

Lake Region 33 25 — 58

FORESTON

Cullen Curott 8, Micah Andrews 6, Paul Selin 34.

LAKE REGION

Abe Imdieke 13, Daniel Newton 17, Caleb Anderson 5, Ryan Christenson 7, Matt Weidell 3, Hayden Brooks 10, Jake Christenson 3. FG 21-51 (41 percent), FT 9-17 (52 percent). 3-point 7-17 (41 percent). Conference: 2-3. Overall: 4-4. Next: at Karlstad vs. Owatonna 2:30 p.m. and vs. Chisago Lakes 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Little Falls 52, Foley 43

FOLEY — Spencer Lubbers scored 10 points as the Little Falls Flyers strengthened their lead in the Granite Ridge Conference with a 52-43 win over the Foley Falcons Tuesday night.

Troy Scott, Collin Eckman and Bryce Zawatzke each added nine points for the 7-2 Flyers, who limited the Falcons to 13 first-half points. Zawatzke also collected 10 of the Flyers’ 40 rebounds.

Foley 12 31 — 43

Little Falls 28 24 — 52

FOLEY

Cameron Jurek 2, Dallas Gapinski 5, Nathan Boeckman 2, Jonathan Greener 2, Tyler Templin 11, Kurt Winkelman 2, Jimmy Gray 2, Paris Werdlow 2, Sam Udermann 14. FG 15, FT 8-19. 3-point: 4.

LITTLE FALLS

Troy Scott 9, Sebastian Sowada 8, Jake Scott 4, Collin Eckman 9, Bryce Zawatzke 9, Collin Gradin 3, Spencer Lubbers 10. FG 18-57 (32 percent), FT 13-18 (72 percent). 3-point: 3-23. Conference: 4-0. Overall: 7-2. Next: host Brainerd 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 62,

Maple Lake 58

MAPLE LAKE — The Pierz Pioneers, led by Cullin Carter’s 17 points, defeated Maple Lake 62-58 in a Central Minnesota Conference game Tuesday for their fifth straight win.

Mitch Bednar was next with 14 points, and Ben Boser collected 12 for the Pioneers.

Maple Lake 25 33 — 58

Pierz 25 37 — 62

MAPLE LAKE

Zach Johnson 12, Tony Goelz 3, David Stokman 14, Donnie Mavencamp 3, Ben Hudek 3, Landon Caughey 9, Isaac Kotila 14. FG 16-31 (52 percent), FT 2-6 (33 percent). 3-point 8-20 (40 percent).

PIERZ

Mitch Bednar 14, T.J. Hoheisel 1, Ben Boser 12, Jess Kasper 10, Jon Fuhrman 4, Josh Templin 2, Cullin Carter 17, Matt Athman 2. FG 24-45 (53 percent), FT 5-11 (45 percent). 3-point 3-14 (21 percent). Conference: 2-1. Overall: 6-6. Next: Pierz vs Rockford at SCSU 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pillager 67,

Menahga 63

MENAHGA — The Pillager Huskies, led by Devin Strack’s 26 points, snuck past Menahga 67-63 in a Park Region Conference game Tuesday.

EJ Ziegler notched 19 points and 18 rebounds as the Huskies won their third straight game.

MENAHGA

Tanner Schwartz 26, Austen Schwartz 8, Brandon Junes 4, Austin Rudquist 6, Levi Schwartz 2, Stetson Burkman 17.

PILLAGER

Matt Neururer 4, Devin Strack 26, Tristan Litke 11, Conner Uselman 3, EJ Ziegler 19, Aaron Jacobson 4. FT 3-6 (50 percent). Conference: 2-1. Overall: 5-3. Next: host Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Cass Lake-Bena 77,

Pine River-Backus 43

PINE RIVER — Beau Howard scored 20 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers, who suffered their 10th consecutive loss after falling 77-43 to Cass Lake-Bena in a Northwoods Conference game Tuesday night.

CL-Bena 40 37 — 77

PR-Backus 26 17 — 43

CASS LAKE-BENA

Alvin Wind 9, Anthony Swanholm 2, Josh Leduke 11, Jordan Collins 26, Marcus Fowler 3, Damien Kingbird 9, Mason Kingbird 13, Bryce Premo 2. FG 17-50 (34 percent), FT 14-19 (73 percent). 3-point 3-10 (30 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Hank Raph 3, Beau Howard 20, Konrad Bueckers 3, Travon Pederson 4, Tony Pederson 2, Cody Mager 3, Zach Struss 8. FG 12-32 (37 percent), FT 4-10 (40 percent). 3-point 5-16 (31 percent). Conference: 1-5. Overall: 1-12. Next: at Nevis 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Grand Rapids 68,

Staples-Motley 33

GRAND RAPIDS — Kyle Jansson was the only player to hit double figures, finishing with 12 points, as Staples-Motley dropped a non-conference game at Grand Rapids by a 68-33 score.

The Cardinals shot just two free throws while the Thunderhawks made 18 of 22 at the line, and improved to 8-2 with their sixth straight win.

Grand Rapids 34 34 — 68

Staples-Motley 17 16 — 33

GRAND RAPIDS

Mike Barrette 4, AJ Watland 8, Evan Reitter 4, Trevor Elhard 2, Justin Gill 12, Alex Illikainen 33, Sam Rodenberg 1, Sam Smokrovich 2. FT 18-22 (82 percent).

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kyle Jansson 12, Andrew Nelson 2, Tyler Holub 2, Jalen Busker 6, Seth Auger 9, Colton Borders 2. FT 1-2 (50 percent). Overall: 5-4. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Braham 84, Aitkin 33

BRAHAM — Ryan Anderson tallied 11 points for Aitkin in the Gobblers’ 84-33 loss to the Braham Bombers in Tuesday’s Great River Conference game.

Braham 42 42 — 84

Aitkin 22 11 — 33

BRAHAM

Chris Olson 12, Shaun Hollenkamp 14, Connor Tschumper 4, Jacob Ambrose 2, Sam Stigen 11, John Larson 22, Kyle Johnson, Alec Olson 3, Zach Dahlman 16. FT 11-16 (69 percent).

AITKIN

Will Provost 1, Nathan Ehnstrom 8, Bryan Haugly 5, Steven Snyder 2, Noah Swanson 2, Sam Hanson 2, Ryan Anderson 11, Kinzer Hill 2. FG 13-36 (36 percent), FT 6-10 (60 percent). 3-point 1-4 (25 percent). Conference: 2-3. Overall: 2-6. Next: Hinckley-Finlayson at Aitkin 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Park Rapids 72,

Wadena-Deer Creek 32

WADENA — Dylan Dumpprope scored 12 points as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines lost to the Park Rapids Panthers 72-32 in Tuesday’s Mid-State Conference game.

Park Rapids 42 30 — 72

Wadena-Deer Creek 19 13 — 32

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Conference: 1-3. Overall: 4-6. Next: at Verndale 7:30 p.m. Friday.