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Girls basketball: Tigers win three straight

PR-B guard Rylie Hirschey looks to shake off a Verndale defender on Thursday, Dec. 12. Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent 1 / 2
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent PR-B's Bailey Wynn looks to pass while driving the lane against Verndale on Thursday, Dec. 7.2 / 2

After losing the first two games of the season, the Pine River-Backus girls basketball team responded last week with decisive victories over Cass Lake-Bena, Verndale and Lake of the Woods.

Tigers 70, Bears 35

Bailey Wynn recorded 24 points and seven steals to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers past the Lake of the Woods Bears 70-35 in a Northwoods Conference game Friday, Dec. 8.

Alyssa Semler added 18 points for the Tigers, who shot 52 percent (27-52) from the field.

Lake of Woods 13 22—35

Pine River-Backus 52 18—70

LAKE OF WOODS

Alcia Draper 9, Lexie Rennemo 2, Sydney Hufnagle 14, Greta Moeller 6, Rebekah Fraser 4. FG 14-37 (38 percent), FT 3-6 (50 percent). 3-point 3-7 (43 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Bailey Wynn 24, Gabby Rainwater 9, Olivia Adkins 4, Alyssa Semmler 18, Bella Netland 1, Anna Felthous 5, Rylie Hirschey 6, Emma Barchus 1, Emma Templeton 2. FG 27-52 (52 percent), FT 8-13 (62 percent). 3-point 9-20 (45 percent).

Tigers 70, Pirates 50

Wynn collected 19 points to lead the Pine River Tigers in a 70-50 non-conference victory over the Verndale Pirates Thursday, Dec. 7.

Olivia Adkins and Rylie Hirschey added 14 and 11 points, respectively, for PR-B while Gabby Rainwater finished with eight points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Verndale 18 32—50

Pine River-Backus 44 26—70

VERNDALE

Morgan Glenz 8, Alyssa Thompson 2, Mardi Ehrmantraut 9, Haley Youngbauer 10, Molly Brownlow 4, Katie Johnson 3, Allison Olsson 10, Melissa Hammer 4. FG 19-49 (39 percent), FT 10-18 (56 percent). 3-point 2-7 (29 percent). Overall: 0-3. Next: vs. Sebeka at New York Mills 1 p.m. Saturday.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Bailey Wynn 19, Sidney Lodge 3, Gabby Rainwater 8, Olivia Adkins 14, Alyssa Semmler 7, Anna Felthous 4, Rylie Hirschey 11. FG 30-58 (52 percent), FT 1-1 (100 percent). 3-point 9-16 (56 percent). Overall: 2-2.

PR-B 68, CL-Bena 34

Semmler posted 20 points in the Pine River-Backus Tigers' 68-34 win over the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers in a Northwoods Conference match-up Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Adkins and Wynn both put up 15 points for the Tigers.

CL-Bena 11 23—34

Pine River-Backus 37 31—68

CASS LAKE-BENA

Danae Wilson 7, Taryn Frazer 6, Serayah Drouillard 3, Mya Reyes 1, Trina Headbird 5, Raquel Wilson Kornezos 3, Malaina Reyes 7, Mariah Ortiz 2. FG 10-42 (23 percent), FT 10-16 (63 percent). 3-point 4-19 (21 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Bailey Wynn 15, Sidney Lodge 2, Gabby Rainwater 7, Olivia Adkins 15, Alyssa Semmler 20, Anna Felthous 2, Rylie Hirschey 3, Emma Barchus 4. FG 25-56 (44 percent), FT 14-23 (60 percent). 3-point 4-18 (22 percent).

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