Gabby Rainwater led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 17 points and 10 rebounds as they pulled off a 70-62 win over the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears to stay undefeated in the Northwoods Conference girls basketball action. "It was a big game for us," Rainwater said of facing the Bears. "As of now, we are undefeated in our conference. Beating Clearbrook wasn't easy, but we pulled through. Personally, I believed that last night's game showed a glimpse of what we are capable of doing. The game didn't just test our physical abilities, it tested our mental abilities as well.
PR-B 87, Browerville 59 Alyssa Semmler led all scorers with 31 points as the Pine River-Backus Tigers easily defeated the Browerville Tigers 87-59 Saturday, Jan. 7. The Tigers led the first half 52-24 and kept their lead in the second half to take the win. "A win is a win no matter who we play," commented Semmler. "As a team, we are still working on our defense and running the ball better." Shelby Adkins helped lead the Tigers with 28 points, including six 3-pointers. B-EV 24 35—59 PR-B 52 35—87
Alyssa Semmler led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 16 points while the Tigers' defense held the Laporte Wildcats to just two points in the Tigers' Northwoods Conference victory 59-2 Friday, Dec. 16. "The last couple of wins felt great," senior Annie Semmler said. "Once you have momentum, it's great to keep winning. As a team, I believe we need to work on ball movement and a little bit more on defense. Other than a few other minor details, we have really been improving as a team." Also leading the Tigers was Bailey Wynn with 10 points. Laporte 2 0—2
Alyssa Semmler led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds as they suffered a narrow 57-50 loss to the Menahga Braves for their first game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Tigers were only down by two points at the half 29-27, but they had a rough start at the beginning of the second half and had to work their way back from being down by as much as 12 points at one time.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers' volleyball season came to an end Thursday, Nov. 3 with a tough loss to the Braham Bombers 0-3. The Tigers did take second place in the 5A sub-section. Alyssa Semmler led the Tigers with 11 kills, and Shelby Adkins aided with 14 digs and one ace serve. The Tigers fell behind quickly in the first game, but managed to come back a little before taking the loss 18-25.
Annie Semmler led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 31 set assists, eight blocks, and four ace serves to a 3-0 victory over the Pillager Huskies in the first round of playoffs Friday, Oct. 28. The Tigers narrowly won the first game 25-23, but handled the second game a little more easily as they won 25-19. In the third game the Tigers came from behind, including holding off several game points, to take the win 29-27. Also leading the Tigers were Alyssa Semmler with 13 kills, Bailey Wynn with 16 digs, and Shelby Adkins with 11 digs.
Miah Hansen led the Tigers with 17 kills in a 0-3 loss to the Park Rapids Panthers Monday, Oct. 17, for their last game of the regular season.
Miah Hansen finished with a total of 49 kills and 12 blocks as the Pine River-Backus Tigers went 2-4 at the Brainerd Volleyball Invitational Saturday, Oct. 15. The Tigers first split with Brainerd winning 25-23 and losing 19-25. The Tigers lost their second game to Monticello 19-25 and 19-25, and won their third game against Zimmerman 25-21 and 25-11. The Tigers fourth game was a loss to Dassel-Cokato 18-25 and 16-25. The Tigers defeated Zimmerman a second time for their fifth game, losing the first match 20-25 but winning the next two 25-16 and 15-11.
Bailey Wynn led the Pine River-Backus Tigers over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 3-0 with 11 kills for the PR-B homecoming Friday, Oct. 7. "Playing Walker was very fun, especially because we got to play in front of the whole school," commented Wynn. "As a team our biggest area of work is still our energy. We go through spells where we don't have any energy and it's during these spells that we don't play as a team."
Emma Mills helped lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers with six ace serves, four digs, three kills, one block, and one set assist over the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears 3-1 for a Northwoods Conference win Thursday, Sept. 29.