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Area Girls Basketball: 2nd-ranked Rangers top PRB

MOUNTAIN IRON—Bailey Wynn tallied 13 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 62-51 loss to Class 1A's second-ranked Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers in a non-conference matchup Thursday, Jan. 3.

Gabby Rainwater contributed 12 points for the 6-3 Tigers.

Mountain Iron-Buhl 28 34—62

Pine River-Backus 24 27—51

MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL

Macy Savela 16, Brooke Niska 6, Miah Gellerstedt 2, Allie Negen 15, Madisen Overbye 21, Mattison Bennett 2. FG 20-58 (34 percent), FT 3-3 (100 percent). 3-point 9-25 (36 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Bailey Wynn 13, Sidney Lodge 2, Gabby Rainwater 12, Olivia Adkins 4, Alyssa Semmler 8, Rylie Hirschey 10, Emma Barchus 2. FG 21-48 (43 percent), FT 4-9 (44 percent). 3-point 5-16 (31 percent). Overall: 6-3. Next: hosts Cromwell 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4

Holdingford 67, Pierz 31

HOLDINGFORD—Emily Dehler popped in nine points as the Pierz Pioneers fell 67-31 to the Holdingford Huskers in a Central Minnesota Conference game Thursday, Jan. 3.

Holdingford 28 39—67

Pierz 16 15—31

PIERZ

Amaya Rocheleau 2, Rabeka Langer 3, Emily Dehler 9, Courtney Strohmeier 6, Alissa Girtz 4, Anna Taylor 2, Kylie Waytashek 2, Laura Skiba 3. FG 10-28 (35 percent), FT 9-15 (60 percent). 3-point 2-11 (47 percent). Conference: 3-1. Overall: 5-4. Next: vs Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7:15 pm Friday, Jan. 4.

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