WADENA - Mackenzie Holst, Mikayla Wing and Grace Wolhowe each scored 18 points as the Staples-Motley Cardinals rolled past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 83-20 in a Mid-State Conference contest Tuesday.

Hope Theisen led the Wolverines with 7.

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Wing and Wolhowe each collected nine steals for the Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 46 37 - 83

Wadena-Deer Creek 10 10 - 20

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Jaelin Beachy 6, Mackenzie Holst 19, Mikayla Wing 17, Kaitlin Spar 6, Kelsy Zetah 2, Grace Wolhowe 18, Sarah Koopman 4, Megan Dumpprope 2, Quinn Uhlman 6, Shelby Pihlaja 3. FG 34-60 (57 percent); FT 9-13 (69 percent) 3-pointers: 6-9 (66 percent). Conference: 1-0. Overall: 2-0. Next: hosts Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Hope Theisen 7, Rylie Langer 6, Madison Barthel 3, Jennifer Craig 4. FT 3-4 (75 percent). Conference: 0-1. Overall: 0-1. Next: hosts Perham 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Crosby-Ironton 51, Park Rapids 41

CROSBY - The Crosby-Ironton Rangers had three players finish in double figures and were able to overcome a 25-percent shooting night to defeat Park Rapids 51-41 in a Mid-State Conference game Tuesday.

Meredith Silgen led the Rangers with 15 points. Shannon Lundgren tallied 11 points, 15 rebounds and six steals and Hallie Schmidt added 10 points.

Park Rapids 20 21 - 41

Crosby-Ironton 26 25 - 51

PARK RAPIDS

Justine Rittgers 3, Hope Johnson 6, Megan Grimes 2, Katie Klein 2, Charity Ridlon 12, Bria Wolff 2, Gabie Johnson 14. FG 19-53 (36 percent), 3-point 3-17 (18 percent).

CROSBY-IRONTON

Lauren Peterson 6, Gabrelle Hudrlik 6, Hallie Schmidt 10, Meredith Silgen 15, Shannon Lundgren 11, Jamie Nelson 3. FG 15-59 (25 percent), FT 18-28 (64 percent). 3-point 3-11 (27 percent). Conference: 1-0. Overall: 1-0. Next: at Cass Lake-Bena 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pierz 68, Little Falls 67

PIERZ - Taylre Boser scored the game-winning basket with two seconds left and finished with 16 points as the Pierz Pioneers cinched a 68-67 win over the Little Falls Flyers in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Kayla Carter added 15 points and 14 rebounds, Shelbie Boser also added 15 points and Bridget Bednar marked down 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Pioneers.

Melanie Dorn led the Flyers with 23 points, including two free throw that pulled the Flyers ahead in the last minute of the game.

Little Falls 26 41 - 67

Pierz 33 35 - 68

LITTLE FALLS

Laura Moe 1, Kristin Stewart 4, Brooke Finch 5, Kendra Pohlman 9, Jordan Schuett 9, Sarah Gold 9, Melanie Dorn 23, Laura Fregin 7. FG 17-35 (49 percent), FT 15-27 (56 percent). 3-point 6-41 (15 percent). Overall: 0-1. Next: hosts Milaca 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

PIERZ

Talyre Boser 16, Shelbie Boser 15, Tiara Hopkins 8, Kailey Egan 2, Bridget Bednar 12, Kayla Carter 15. FG 22-60 (37 percent), FT 18-39 (46 percent). 3-point 2-9 (22 percent). Overall: 1-0. Next: at Pine City 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pine River-Backus 57, Pillager 31

PINE RIVER - Megan Felthous marked down 18 points and seven steals as the Pine River-Backus Tigers opened the season with a 57-31 victory over the Pillager Huskies in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Journee Howard scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Megan Porta followed with 10 points for the Tigers.

Carly Bell notched 10 points for the Huskies.

Pillager 16 15 - 31

Pine River-Backus 31 26 - 57

PILLAGER

Gabby Martin 5, Carly Bell 10, Paige Leifermann 6, Lacy Hiltner 7, Sarah Neururer 3. FT 6-16 (38 percent). Overall: 0-1. Next: at Swanville 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Ashley Anderson 3, Allison Anderson 7, Megan Porta 10, Shelby Adkins 1, Elizabeth Downie 2, Cheyenne Swenson 4, Megan Felthous 18, Journee Howard 12. FT 10-17 (59 percent). Overall: 1-0. Next: hosts Verndale 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Moose Lake-WR 44, Aitkin 35

WILLOW RIVER - Cassie Sandberg scored 10 points for the Aitkin Gobblers as they fell 44-35 to Moose Lake-Willow River in their season opener Tuesday.

Rebecca Jensen finished with eight points for the Gobblers.

ML-WR 22 22 - 44

Aitkin 16 19 - 35

MOOSE LAKE-WILLOW RIVER

Hannah Walker 3, Holly Mattison 4, Jodi Michalski 2, Adri Jusczak 19, Ava Sczcyrbak 10, Kayla Radel 6. FT 10-16 (63 percent).

AITKIN

Bailey Nordean 4, Taylor Ehnstrom 2, Cassie Sandberg 10, Lisa Anderson 5, Brooke Miller 5, Marissa Kinzer 1, Rebecca Jensen 8. FT 13-30 (43 percent). Overall: 0-1. Next: hosts Deer River 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Browerville 76, Verndale 72

BROWERVILLE - Shania Glenz scored 27 points and Jordyn Glenz added 18 points and 11 rebounds, but the Verndale Pirates lost to Browerville 76-72 in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Browerville’s Quinn Kircher led all scorers with 38 points.

Browerville 34 42 - 76

Verndale 35 37 - 72

BROWERVILLE

Quinn Kircher 38, Katelyn Middendorf 3, Paige Callahan 6, Kale Knutson 5, Crystal Pearson 12, Kendra Buchta 12. FG 26-55 (47 percent), FT 15-33 45 percent).

VERNDALE

Jordyn Glenz 18, Sarah Moenkedick 7, Jordan Schwanke 2, Krista Dailey 10, Elyssa Kern 8, Shania Glenz 27. FG 28-71 (39 percent), FT 14-26 (54 percent). Overall: 0-1. Next: at Pine River-Backus 7:30 p.m. Friday.