Pine River-Backus’ Champ Howard led all scorers with 19 points and Louis Buckers followed with 13 in the Tigers’ 60-54 Northland Conference boys’ basketball win over Laporte Thursday, Jan 23.

PR-B, 3-6 in the conference and 9-3 overall, is scheduled to host Nevis Thursday, Jan. 30.



Laporte 26 28 -- 54

Pine River-Backus 29 31 -- 60



LAPORTE

Gibson Smith 4, Chris McDougall 11, Wyatt Johannsen, Justin Clyde 6, Noah Reimer 17, Cane Richardson 16. FT 6-11 (55%).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 19, Louis Bueckers 13, Brady Bristow 9, Kyosuke Marcum 5, Evan Fenstermaker 6, Caleb Travis 2, Rian Struss 8. FT 4-11 (36%).



Tigers 59, Walker-HA 51

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Brady Raph scored a game-high 20 points as Pine River-Backus defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 59-51 in a Northland Conference game.

The Wolves led 28-23 at the half, but the Tigers outscored them by 13 in the second half to come away with the win and improve to 2-6 overall.



Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 28 23 --51

Pine River-Backus 23 36 -- 59



WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY

Clay Nelson 4, Cole Rasmussen 13, Connor Craven 1, Tom Hansen 10, Ethan Anderson 12, TJ Smith 11. FT 10-21 (48%).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Champ Howard 10, Louis Bueckers 9, Brady Raph 20, Brady Bristow 6, Kyosuke Marcum 3, Evan Fenstermaker 2, Rian Struss 9. FT 9-15 (60%).