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Area Boys Basketball: Pequot picks off conference leading DL

PEQUOT LAKES—Jordan Schommer turned in a game-high 23 points for the Pequot Lakes Patriots who avenged an earlier loss to Detroit Lakes defeating the Lakers 80-67 in Mid-State Conference action Monday, Feb. 11.

Schommer netted 17 first-half points for the Patriots, who trailed 41-36 at the break.

After falling behind by 10 five minutes into the second half, Pequot began its comeback led by Bode Magnuson who scored nine of his 11 points in the second half and Tyler Manley who tallied eight of his 10 points after the break. Sean Ryan finished with 10 points.

Detroit Lakes topped Pequot 64-61 Dec. 13 and leads the conference at 5-1.

Detroit Lakes 41 26—67

Pequot Lakes 36 44—80

DETROIT LAKES

Drew Markuson 2, Jacob Bettcher 16, Ben Stearns 7, Tate Kerzman 9, Nate Cihak 7 Gabe Hanninen 16, Max Gunderson 10. FT 3-8 (38 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Alex Morgan 8, Bode Magnuson 11, Dylin Ackerman 7, Sean Ryan 12, Jordan Schommer 23, Owen Seidl 5, Tyler Manley 10, Vincent Miska 4. FT 14-24 (58 percent). Conference: 5-2. Overall: 14-5. Next: at Aitkin 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Pillager 64, Verndale 23

PILLAGER—Spencer Schaefer provided 16 points as the Pillager Huskies defeated the Verndale Pirates 64-24 in a Park Region Conference game Monday, Feb. 11.

AJ Gratke added 10 points as the Huskies improved to 13-7 overall and 8-3 in the conference.

Verndale 15 8—23

Pillager 38 26—64

VERNDALE

Jake Ismil 3, Ben Brownlow 2, Zach Brownlow 3, Tate Bounds 1, Caden Elbert 4, Brayden Vertina 2, Jackson Weniger 2, Brandon Greenwaldt 1, Mason Elbert 5. FT 5-18 (27 percent). Conference: 2-9. Overall: 5-13. Next: at Upsala 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

PILLAGER

Judah Beard 2, Luke Woidyla 7, Carson VanVickle 4, Ty Swenson 5, Griffin Decker 2, Jack Bentson 8, Sam Jensen 2, Eli Shingledecker 6, Spencer Schaefer 16, Dray Turner 2, AJ Gratke 10. FT 14- 24 (58 percent). Conference: 8-3. Overall: 13-7. Next: at Menahga 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Pine River-Backus 90, Laporte 59

PINE RIVER —Brady Raph tallied 21 points and Torry Hirschey added 20 points as the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Laporte Wildcats 90-59 in a Northland Conference matchup Monday, Feb. 11.

Kyosuke Marcum and Louis Buecker each scored 10 points for the Tigers.

Laporte 27 32—59

Pine River-Backus 50 40—90

LAPORTE

Gibson Smith 2, Chris Mcdougall 16, Jaden Clyde 30, Bradley Stenger 8, Ethan Moss 3. FG 25-57 (43 percent), FT 4-14 (28 percent). 3-point 5-15 (33 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 7, Louis Bueckers 10, Brady Raph 21, Torry Hirschey 20, Brady Bristow 2, Kyosuke Marcum 10, Evan Fenstermaker 2, Nolan Olivier 1, Trevor Redding 3, Rian Struss 6, Caleb Travis 2, Nathaniel Wosmek 6. FG 36-65 (55 percent), FT 8-9 (88 percent). 3-point 10-27 (37 percent). Conference: 8-4. Overall: 16-4. Next: hosts Red Lake 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Becker 65, Little Falls 53

BECKER—Travis Wenzel scored 13 points while Thomas Kunkel and Mason Wickstrom finished with 10 each for the Little Falls Flyers in a 65-53 loss to the Becker Bulldogs in a Granite Ridge Conference game Monday, Feb. 11.

Becker 29 36—65

Little Falls 23 30—53

BECKER

Sam Ricker 9, Nick Mittelsteadt 10, Carter Hietala 2, Nick Knute 2, Gabe Lindbom 17, Cade Callahan 9, Brandon Gustafson 16.

LITTLE FALLS

Oscar Norgren 3, Caleb Strack 6, Travis Wenzel 13, Derek Kirk 1, Thomas Kunkel 10, Luke Kush 3, Alex Gwost 7, Mason Wickstrom 10. Conference: 3-5. Overall: 8-11. Next: at Zimmerman 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.