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Girls Basketball: Tigers fall twice in MIB tourney

Rylie Hirschey dropped 23 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers in an 89-57 loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl Friday, Dec. 27.

Jamie Johnson added 10 points in the third-place game of the MIB tournament.

Hirschey was named to the all-tournament team.

Mountain Iron-Buhl 47 42 -- 89

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Pine River-Backus 23 34 -- 57

MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL

Laney Ryan 1, Jacie Kvas 8, Jali Savela 5, Jordan Zubich 20, Brooke Niska 7, Miah Gellerstedt 6, Gabby Lira 2, Sage Ganyo 7, Mia Ganyo 16, Ava Butler 13, Lauren Maki 4. FT 8-25 (%).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Sidney Lodge 4, Olivia Adkins 3, Clarie Dahl 6, Jamie Johnson 10, Rylie Hirschey 23, Emma Barchus 6, Ramsey Tulenchik 5. FT 6-12 (50%). Overall: 7-4.

Cromwell 75, Pine River-Backus 49

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Hirschey tallied 19 points for the Tigers as they fell 75-49 to the Cromwell Cardinals in the first round of the Mountain Iron-Buhl Holiday Classic Thursday, Dec. 26.

Olivia Adkins added eight points for the Tigers.

The loss ends PR-B’s seven game winning streak.

Cromwell 51 24 -- 75

Pine River-Backus 23 26 -- 49

CROMWELL

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Taya Hakamaki 30, Emmalee Hoover 8, Katherine Libbon 2, Shaily Hakamaki 17, Natalee Hakamaki 9, Andrea Pocernich 8, Lacie Zoeller 1. FT 11-12 (92%).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Sidney Lodge 3, Olivia Adkins 8, Clarie Dahl 5, Jamie Johnson 1, Rylie Hirschey 19, Emma Barchus 6, Ramsey Tulenchik 7. FT 8-12 (67%). Overall: 7-3.

What To Read Next
The Loons are scheduled to host Alexandria Thursday, Jan. 26 and Willmar Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Breezy Point Sports Center.
The Loons scored two in the third period to tie the game. The Loons are next scheduled to play Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, at Mason City, Iowa.
The Loons are 10-21-1 overall and are scheduled to play at the Granite City Lumberjacks Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14, in St. Cloud.
The Loons now 10-19-1 overall, host the Milwaukee Power Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7, in 7:30 p.m. games at the Breezy Point Sports Center.