Boys Basketball: Tigers outscore Wolves 82-49

PR-B Boys Basketball

PR-B Basketball Irvin Tulenchik
PR-B's Irvin Tulenchik makes a move in the post against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

Jared Hamilton scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to an 82-49 Northland Conference boys’ basketball victory over the host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Thursday, Feb. 17.

Irvin Tulenchik added 15 points and was followed by Brady Bristow with 13, Andrew Bueckers 11 and Rian Struss 10.

The Tigers, 7-5 in the conference and 10-13 overall, are scheduled to host Red Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

WHA 18 31 -- 49

PRB 41 41 -- 82


Kai Ashmore 8, George Morris 15, Kenseth Taylor 15, Andrew Deegan 9, Parker Brock 2. FT 8-20 (40%).


Irvin Tulenchik 15, Brady Bristow 13, Burke Netland 3, Jared Hamilton 24, Andrew Bueckers 11, Robert Bueckers 6, Rian Struss 10. FT 10-14 (71%).

PR-B Basketball Jared Hamilton
PR-B's Jared Hamilton nearly dunks the ball in the Tigers' game against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

Blackduck 69, Tigers 50

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, Struss recorded 13 points and Bristow 12 as the Tigers fell to the Blackduck Drakes in a Northland Conference game.


Blackduck 26 43 – 69

Pine River-Backus 21 29 – 50


Kainen Arp 12, Dante Frank 10, Leodyn Kingbird 11, Oli Stroeing 20, Owen Wilson 16. FT 17-30 (57%).


Brady Bristow 12, Jared Hamilton 9, Andrew Bueckers 10, Robert Bueckers 6, Rian Struss 13. FT 6-12 (50%).

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