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Tigers fall to McGregor in opening round

The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys basketball season came to an end on Thursday, March 9, in a 75-73 loss to the McGregor Mercuries in the North Subsection 5A quarterfinals.

The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys basketball season came to an end on Thursday, March 9, in a 75-73 loss to the McGregor Mercuries in the North Subsection 5A quarterfinals.

The Tigers outscored the Mercuries 48-44 in the second half, but it was not enough as the team committed 15 turnovers and pulled down 11 fewer rebounds than their opponents.

Nick Ackerman led the Tigers with 18 points, four rebounds and three steals while Nate Brasel scored 14 points for a Tiger team that made 88 percent of its free throws.

Torry Hirschey had 13 points and six assist, while Kiel Struss scored 11.

McGregor 31 44-75

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Pine River-Backus 25 48-73

McGregor

Carson Passer 17, Zach Hawkinson 4, Johnny Huspek 11, Josh Benjamin 3, Joe Baker 2, Billy Staska 13. FT 23-26 (88 percent).

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Brady Raph 8, Torry Hirschey 13, Nick Ackerman 18, Kiel Struss 11, Nate Brasel 14, Joe Davidson 9. FT 15-17 (88 percent). Overall: Finish 11-16.

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