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Boys Basketball: Struss helps Tigers win 3rd straight

Tigers beat Drakes 62-55.

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PR-B's Irvin Tulenchik goes for the steal in the Tigers' game against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Jan. 13.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent
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Rian Struss led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with 19 points as they picked up their third straight win after beating the visiting Blackduck Drakes 62-55 in a Northland Conference boys’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 14.

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PR-B's Robert Bueckers goes up for a shot in the paint in the Tigers' game against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent<br/>

Brady Bistrow tallied 18 points for the Tigers while Andrew Bueckers finished with 13.

PR-B, 4-2 in the conference and 6-7 overall, were scheduled to face Bertha-Hewitt Tuesday, Jan. 18, and then play at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

Pine River-Backus Tiger Irvin Tulenchik goes for the steal.JPG
PR-B's Irvin Tulenchik goes for the steal in the Tigers' game against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

Blackduck 23 32 – 55
Pine River-Backus 34 28 – 62

BLACKDUCK - Brennan Kortuem 3, Dante Frank 20, Ridge Flatness 2, Leo Kingbird 23, Owen Wilson 5, Kainen Arp 2.
PINE RIVER-BACKUS - Irvin Tulenchik 4, Brady Bristow 18, Jared Hamilton 4, Andrew Bueckers 13, Robert Bueckers 4, Rian Struss 19.

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Tigers 63, W-H-A 33

On Thursday, Jan. 13, Andrew Bueckers led all scorers with 18 points as the Pine River-Backus defeated the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in a Northland Conference game.

Brady Bristow tallied 17 points for the Tigers while Irvin Tulenchik added nine.

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 12 21 – 33
Pine River-Backus 43 20 – 63

WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY - Carson Strosahl 9, Kenseth Taylor 2, Christian Moe 2, Andrew Deegan 4, Parker Brock 6, Alexandre Daigle 5, Eli Pfeiffer 5.
PINE RIVER-BACKUS - Irvin Tulenchik 9, Brady Bristow 17, Jared Hamilton 7, Andrew Bueckers 18, Robert Bueckers 6, Rian Struss 6. 

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