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Area Boys Basketball: Ziegler, Pillager shoot down Eagles

Posted: January 26, 2013 - 12:15am

PILLAGER — EJ Ziegler posted 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Pillager Huskies over New York Mills 70-52 in Friday’s Park Region Conference game.

Devin Strack added 15 points and Aaron Jacobson contributed 11 points as the Huskies avenged a 59-57 loss to the Eagles Dec. 11. Pillager has now won eight of its last nine games.

New York Mills 23 29 — 52

Pillager 38 32 — 70

NEW YORK MILLS

Evan Perala 3, Charlie Peeters 12, Creedan Dunrud 2, Gabe Stafki 3, Chance Pettow 1, Damon Tumberg 6, Ted Hendrickx 8, Sam Weber, Zach Bauck 11, Dustin Gaudette 6. FT 8-15 (53 percent).

PILLAGER

Matt Neururer 6, Devin Strack 15, Tristan Litke 2, Ryder Hunstad 4, Conner Uselman 6, Evan Van Vickle 1, EJ Ziegler 25, Aaron Jacobson 11. FT 5-10 (50 percent). Conference: 5-2. Overall: 10-4. Next: at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Little Falls 75, Thief River Falls 71

THIEF RIVER FALLS — Troy Scott scored 24 points as the Little Falls Flyers knocked the Thief River Falls Prowlers off of an eight-game winning streak, beating them 75-71 in a matchup of Section 8-3A teams Friday. Collin Eckman scored 18 points and Bryce Zawarzke followed with 12 for the 10-4 Flyers.

Thief River Falls 35 36 — 71

Little Falls 37 38 — 75

THIEF RIVER FALLS

Jacob Leier 12, Nick Onkka 6, Alex Johnson 2, Blair Panek 6, Nick Hoffard 9, Jordan Osborne 2, Sam Olson 2, Jorden Hutton 7, Jacob Joppru 25. FG 20-30 (67 percent), FT 13-19 (68 percent). 3-point 6-20 (30 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Troy Scott 24, Thomas Bell 4, Sebastian Sowada 2, Collin Eckman 18, Bryce Zawatzke 12, Collin Gradin 2, Spencer Lubbers 7. FG 14-27 (52 percent), FT 20-26 (77 percent). 3-point 9-21 (43 percent). Overall: 10-4. Next: at Detroit Lakes 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pierz 57, Eden Valley-Watkins 46

EDEN VALLEY — Cullen Carter tallied 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Pierz edged Eden Valley-Watkins 57-46 in Friday’s Central Minnesota Conference game.

Pierz improves to 5-2 in the conference and 9-7 overall. The Pioneers play at Melrose 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Staples-Motley 59, Bertha-Hewitt 56

BERTHA — Seth Auger collected 26 points to lead Staples-Motley over Bertha-Hewitt 59-56 in Friday’s non-conference game. Zach Schmitz added 10 points for the Cardinals, who have now won four of its last five games.

Bertha-Hewitt 30 26 — 56

Staples-Motley 36 23 — 59

BERTHA-HEWITT

Preston Riewer 17, Travis Eckel 1, Brandon Fah 4, Jordan Frethem 5, Michael Grewe 18, Joseph VanDenheuvel 2, Michael Bloch 9. FT 15-19 (79 percent).

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Brian Huber 6, Jordan Wick 5, Zach Schmitz 10, Tyler Holub 2, Jalen Busker 8, Seth Auger 26, Colton Borders 2. FT 11-14 (79 percent). Overall: 9-7. Next: hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Menahga 50,

Verndale 48

VERNDALE — Tanner Schwartz netted a basket with nine seconds left and tallied 21 points to propel Menahga over Verndale 50-48 in Friday’s Park Region Conference game. Dallas Ehrmantraut led the Pirates with 17 points, while Marcos Gomez collected 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Menahga 28 22 — 50

Verndale 18 30 — 48

MENAHGA

Tanner Schwartz 21, Bob Lusti 3, Austen Schwartz 7, Austin Rudquist 4, Levi Schwartz 14, Calvin Taylor 1. FG 16-43 (37 percent), FT 16-30 (53 percent). 3-point 2-6.

VERNDALE

Marcos Gomez 10, Colter Ehrmantraut 7, Dallas Ehrmantraut 17, Josh Gilb 8, James Kveton 4, Dalton Emerson 2. FG 17-55 (30 percent), FT 8-13 (61 percent). 3-point 6-30 (20 percent). Conference: 4-3. Overall: 8-6. Next: at Underwood 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Rosemount 73,

Lake Region 47

BAXTER — Hayden Brooks led Lake Region with 16 points in the Hornets 73-47 loss to Rosemount in a MACS conference contest Friday. Matt Weidell added 12 points for the Hornets.

Rosemount 42 31 — 73

Lake Region 28 19 — 47

ROSEMOUNT

Daniel Foster 15, Nathan Rupe 11, Casey Tidrick 14, Christian Waits 6, Jeff Fruetel 12, Joe Sadek 4, Randall Larson 11. FT 4-9 (44 percent).

LAKE REGION

Daniel Newton 9, Caleb Anderson 2, Ryan Christenson 2, Matt Weidell 12, Hayden Brooks 16, Dawson Barringer 2, Jake Christenson 4. FG 19-48 (40 percent), FT 5-12 (42 percent). 3-point 4-16 (25 percent). Conference: 6-4. Overall: 8-6. Next: vs. Fourth Baptist at Plymouth 7 p.m. Tuesday.