Tigers advance in the playoffs
Sophomore Hank Raph scored a personal-best 19 points, and added a career-high 11 free throws, all in the final 3:30, to lead the eighth-seeded Pine River-Backus boys’ basketball team past the No. 9 Northland-Remer Eagles 79-71 in the first round of the North Subsection 5A playoffs on Monday, Feb. 24.
The Tigers, 6-20 overall, advance to the subsection quarterfinals at No. 1 Browerville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.
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