Boys Basketball: PR-B wins one of two

The Tigers are now 8-11 on the season

PR-B Basketball Brady Bristow
PR-B's Brady Bristow works his way through double coverage in the Tigers' game against Cherry on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

PINE RIVER — Brady Bristow led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 16 points in their 68-49 loss to Cherry Friday, Feb. 4.

Rian Struss scored 12 points and Andrew Bueckers added 11 for the Tigers.

Cherry 47 21 — 68

Pine River-Backus 27 22 — 49


Brady Bristow 16, Jared Hamilton 8, Andrew Bueckers 11, Robert Bueckers 2, Rian Struss 12. Overall: 8-11.

PR-B Boys Basketball Fans
The student fan section erupts during PR-B's game against Cherry on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2022.
Lena Richards

PR-B 61, N/K 53

PINE RIVER — Robert Bueckers scored 19 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in their 61-53 Northland Conference win over the Northome/Kelliher Mustangs Thursday, Feb. 3.

Andrew Bueckers chipped in 15 points for the Tigers and they have snapped a two-game losing streak and swept the season series with N/K.


Northome/Kelliher 27 26 — 53

Pine River-Backus 32 29 — 61


Albert Charmoski 6, Kaden Albrecht, Ben Reiger 11, Landon Charnoski 11, Zach Charnoski 3, Wyatt Plackner 9, Marcus Johnson 11.


Irvin Tulenchik 1, Brady Bristow 8, Barron Milham 2, Jared Hamilton 8, Andrew Bueckers 15, Robert Bueckers 19, Rian Struss 8. Conference: 6-3.

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