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Tigers 4th at Menahga tourney

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The Henning Hornets boys’ basketball team defeated Pine River-Backus 47-41 in the third-place

Zach Struss had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Andrew Smith had 17 points for the Hornets, who improved to 4-4 overall.

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PR-B made 16 of 32 (50 percent) two-point shots from the field, but was just 1 of 15 on 3-point attempts. The Tigers trailed 27-18 at intermission.

“We used the first month to find what roles the guys would have on the team,” said PR-B coach Shaun Howard. “We have our lineup set now, and we look to improve.”

The Tigers, 0-7, are scheduled to play at Red Lake on Friday, Jan. 3.

Henning 27 20 - 47

PR-Backus 18 23 - 41

PR-BACKUS

Hank Raph 5, T.J. Lukkenen 2, Cole Larson 4, Conrad Bueckers 7, Travon Pederson 3, Tony Peterson 1, Shane Sepin 2, Saul Sasse 1, Zach Struss 16. FT 6-10 (60 percent).

HENNING

Kalib Thalmonn 13, Brandon Deboche 6, Kobe Thalmonn 2, Patrick Dilly 8, Andrew Smith 17. FT 17-24 (71 percent).

Menahga 67, Tigers 43

Struss had 17 points and eight rebounds for Pine River-Backus, but the Tigers still lost to the Menahga Braves in the tournament’s first round on Friday, Dec. 20.

PR-B trailed the Braves 39-17 at halftime.

Menahga 39 23 — 67

PR-Backus 17 26 — 43

MENAHGA

Austen Schwartz 14, Aaron Hrdlicka 7, Nick Meyer 2, Bob Lusti 19, DJ Paulson 2, Jacob Kicker 6, Kyle Skoog 4, Blake Hillukka 2, Austin Rudquist 10, Levi Schwartz 2. FT 11-23 (48 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Zach Semmler 4, Hank Raph 1, Cole Larson 3, Travon Pederson 3, Tony Pederson 6, Shane Sepin 3, Zach Struss 17. FT 12-19 (63 percent).

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