Bailey Wynn scored 16 points and Shelby Adkins 12 for the No. 3 Pine River-Backus Tigers during their 58-43 loss to the No. 2 Menahga Braves in the semifinals of the North Subsection 5-1A tournament Saturday, March 4. Wynn also had five rebounds and three steals for the Tigers, while Gabby Rainwater had seven points and nine rebounds. The Tigers finish the season with a 13-1 conference record and 22-6 overall.
Gabby Rainwater - with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds - led the Pine River-Backus Tigers over the Northland Remer Eagles 61-55 Friday, Feb. 24, for the Tigers eighth win in a row.
Alyssa Semmler had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots as the Pine River-Backus girls basketball team extended its win streak to seven games with a 71-44 non-conference win over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears on Monday, Feb. 20. Shelby Adkins added 15 points while Bailey Wynn and Gabby Rainwater each had 13 for the Tigers, who have won 16 of their last 17 games improve to 20-5 overall. PR-B, which is 13-1 in the Northwoods Conference, is scheduled to finish the regular season at Northland of Remer on Friday, Feb. 24. Bertha-Hewitt 20 24—44
Bailey Wynn led all scorers with 18 points as the Pine River-Backus Tigers overcame the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 51-37 Thursday, Feb. 9, to redeem their loss a week before 46-63. "We started out down something like 2-16 and just slowly worked our way back into it; it was probably our second best game of the season," coach Randy Schwegel said. "We played defense well, we rebounded well, and we shot well, and it was a really good game." The Tigers also kept their turnovers to just nine, while in the previous loss they had 26.
Bailey Wynn led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 22 points and seven steals over the Northome-Kelliher Mustangs 78-47 Friday, Feb. 3. Also aiding the Tigers were Shelby Adkins with 16 points, Gabby Rainwater with 15, and Rylie Hirschey with eight. "This was a good win," commented Hirschey. "We tried to just focus on the game and play hard." The Tigers, 10-1 in the conference and 15-5 overall, were scheduled to play Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and then travel to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Feb. 9. Kelliher/Northome 25 22—47
Bailey Wynn's 14 points helped the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team defeat the Laporte Wildcats 74-33 and improve to 8-0 in the Northwoods Conference on Thursday, Jan. 26. Shelby Adkins added 13 points for the Tigers, who had 12 players score. PR-B, 13-4 overall, extended its winning streak to nine games. The Tigers were scheduled to play Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and then host Blackduck at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Laporte 13 20—33 Pine River-Backus 49 25—74 LAPORTE
The Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team extended their win streak to seven games and stayed undefeated in the Northwoods Conference with a 69-35 win over the Northome-Kelliher Mustangs on Friday, Jan. 20. Gabby Rainwater finished with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds while Alyssa Semmler led all scorers with 18 points and nine rebounds.
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