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Felthous reaches 1,000 points

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Megan Felthous led all scorers with 29 points, including her 1,000-career point just a couple minutes into the game, to help the Pine River-Backus girls’ basketball team defeat the Northome-Kelliher Mustangs 79-54 in a Northwoods Conference game on Friday, Feb. 7.

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Journee Howard added 14 points and 14 rebounds, Liz Downie had14 points and Megan Porta had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Tigers improve to 8-2 in the conference and 11-7 overall. They were scheduled to play Blackduck on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and then host Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Northome-Kel. 22 23 — 45

PR-Backus 42 37 — 79

KELLIHER-NORTHOME

Breanna Salmonson 15, Kelly Heck 27, Laechen Wagner 2, Sierra Heck 1. FG 17-39 (44 percent), FT 8-11 (73 percent). 3-point 6-14 (43 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Ashley Anderson 4, Allison Anderson 2, Megan Porta 12, Shelby Adkins 4, Elizabeth Downie 14, Megan Felthous 29, Journee Howard 14. FG 36-62 (58 percent), FT 4-11 (percent). 3-point 3-5 (60 percent).

Park Rapids 48, Tigers 45

Felthous had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigers suffered loss in a close, hard-fought non-conference game to the Park Rapids Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 6.

It was an even matchup, although Park Rapids made one more 3-point basket than the Tigers, which was the difference in the final score.

“It was the little things that hurt us, like missed layups,” said PR-B coach Randy Schwegel, “but overall it was a good game, and we did have some good plays and good rebounding.”

Porta added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who are 11-7 overall going into their home games against Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday, Feb. 1, and Clearbrook-Gonvick on Friday, Feb. 14.

Park Rapids 25 23 — 48

PR-Backus 22 23 — 45

PARK RAPIDS

Megan Olson 1, Megan Grimes 3, Katie Klein 6, Charity Ridlon 24, Bria Wolff 4, Gabie Johnson 10. FG 17-40 (42 percent), FT 8-20 (40 percent). 3-point 2-8 (25 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Megan Porta 12 10 rebounds, Shelby Adkins 7, Elizabeth Downie 3, Megan Felthous 20, Journee Howard 3. FG 18-45 (40 percent), FT 6-15 (40 percent). 3-point 1-4 (25 percent).

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