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Boys basketball: Tigers fall to Red Lake

PR-B's Chris Krecklau attempts a free throw in the Tigers' game against Red Lake Friday, Feb. 9. Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent 1 / 2
PR-B's Brady Raph is called for a charging foul while going for a layup in the Tigers' loss to Red Lake on Friday, Feb. 9. Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent2 / 2

Nick Ackerman tossed in a game-high 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and either led the team or tied for the lead in all statistical categories for the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys basketball team who lost 88-80 to the Red Lake Warriors in a Northland Conference game Friday, Feb. 9.

Brady Raph added 25 points for the Tigers. Torry Hirschey finished with 13 points, six assists and three blocked shots for a PR-B team that was outrebounded 47-30 and committed 15 fouls.

It was the second loss of the season for PR-B to Red Lake, which beat the Tigers 77-76 in overtime Jan. 12.

Red Lake 47 41—88

Pine River-Backus 43 37—80


Andre Harrison 15, Kendall Whitefeather 34, Delwyn Holthusen 28, Evan Johnson 3, David Smith 8. FT 10-16 (63 percent). 3-point 11.


Chris Krecklau 3, Brady Raph 25, Torry Hirschey 13, Nick Ackerman 30, Louis Bueckers 3, Nathaniel Wosmek 4. FT 6-8 (75 percent). 3-point 20. Conference: 6-7. Overall: 9-11.