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
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.