CROSBY - Mattie Lueck scored 19 points as the Pequot Lakes Patriots extended their win streak to eight and clinched the Mid-State Conference title with Tuesday’s 53-42 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers.

Kylie Beltz added 13 points and Kayla Wangen 10 for Class 2A’s eighth-ranked Patriots.

Chelsey Bonsante and Jana Anderson tied for a team-high 12 points for the Rangers, who saw their win streak end at three. C-I’s Missy Foote added 10 rebounds.

 

Pequot Lakes    16 37 - 53

Crosby-Ironton 17 25 - 42

PEQUOT LAKES

Kylie Beltz 13, Mattie Lueck 19, Kendra Johnson 4, Rachel Mott 2, Emily Lueck 5, Kayla Wangen 10. FG 14-52 (27 percent), FT 22-28 (79 percent). Conference: 8-1. Overall: 21-1. Next: vs. Parkers Prairie at Walker 5 p.m. Saturday.

CROSBY-IRONTON

Chelsey Bonsante 12, Jana Anderson 12, September Prushek 4, Sami Goshey 2, Sienna Miller 8, Missy Foote 4. FG 14-42 (33 percent), FT 10-20 (50 percent). Conference: 6-3. Overall: 16-7. Next: at Pine River-Backus 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Pine River-Backus 66, Laporte  15

LAPORTE - Tatum Sheley tallied 19 points and seven steals while Katie Wangberg posted 17 points and six steals as the Pine River-Backus Tigers locked up the Northwoods Conference Championship with a convincing 66-15 win over the Laporte Wildcats Tuesday.

Hannah Lemberg added 14 points as the Tigers racked up their 12th straight win.

 

Laporte                  5  10 - 15

Pine River-Backus 43 23 - 66

LAPORTE

Edie Johnson 1, Valynncia White 4, Hannah Machado 2, Renny Lyn Alia 8. FG 6-34 (18 percent), FT 1-2 (50 percent). 

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Megan Flethous 2, Tatum Sheley 19, Hannah Lemberg 15, Molly Porta 2, Brittany Kelley 3, Katie Wangberg 17, Kendra Hamilton 2, Autumn Ackerman 6. FG 26-56 (46 percent), FT 11-19 (58 percent). Conference: 12-0. Overall: 20-2. Next: hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Pillager 66, Verndale 47

PILLAGER - Jackie White tallied 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Pillager Huskies past the Verndale Pirates 66-47 In Park Region Conference play Tuesday.

Shauna Maurer contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaylie Hanson added another 14.

Verndale was led by Elizaberth Johnson’s 10 points.

Verndale 18 29 - 47

Pillager 42 24 - 66

VERNDALE

Lizzy Yungbauer 7, Kristen Korf 2, Elizabeth Johnson 10, Kaitlin Richter 5, Jordy Schluttner 7, Megan Richter 4, Ashley Richter 3, Teresa Moenkedick 9. FT 17-21 (81 percent). Conference: 3-8. Overall: 6-15. Next: at Menahga 7:45 p.m. Friday.

PILLAGER

Kaylie Hanson 14, Ally Hunstad 7, Jackie White 21, Alexa Fletcher 2, Jessica Kadus 4, Kayla Rardin 4, Shauna Maurer 14. FT 12-16 (75 percent). Conference: 7-4. Overall: 13-9. Next: at New York Mills 7:45 p.m. Friday.

 

Aitkin 67, East Central  63 (OT)

AITKIN - After leading by as much as 17, the Aitkin Gobblers converted 10 of 12 free throw attempts in overtime to close out a 67-63 win over the East Central Eagles during a Great River Conference game Tuesday.

Melissa Paulson led the Gobblers with 19 points followed by Mikayla Michaletz with 15 and Emily Lundgren 11.

 

East Central 23  36  4 - 63

Aitkin           33 24 10 - 67

EAST CENTRAL

Tatum Tengwall 10, Lizzy Swanson 2, Cailyn Ludwig 13,  Charity Carlson 9, Audra McAllister 17, Sara Diggan 9, Kirsten Shank 3. FT 15-22 (68 percent).

AITKIN

Bailey Nordean 5, Emily Lundgren 11, Melissa Paulson 19, Megan Welshons 5, Madison Newton 8, Cassie Sandberg 4, Mikayla Michaletz 15. FT 23-30 (76 percent). Conference: 7-7. Overall: 11-11. Next: hosts Pine City 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Pierz 71, Pine City 38  

PIERZ - The Pierz Pioneers shot just 35 percent from the field, but held Pine City to 16 total field goals as they rolled over the Dragons 71-38 Tuesday to win their fourth game in their last five tries.

Lindsay Monson led the Pioneers with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Amber Preimesberger grabbed 14 rebounds. Cassandra Banick and Jayme Sczublewski each scored 12 points and Lisa Langer tallied 10.  

 

Pine City  16 22 - 38

Pierz       37 34 - 71

PINE CITY

Audrey McKellar 5, Gretchen Linzmeier 16, Gliccel Gollena 5, Brooke Krautbauer 2, Karina Nordrum 10. FG 16-29 (56 percent), FT 3-13 (23 percent).

PIERZ

Jayme Sczublewski 12, Erika Broschofsky 2, Lindsay Monson 17, Amber Preimesberger 7, Bridget Bednar 2, Lisa Langer 10, Cassandra Banick 12, Megan Boser 5, Alyssa Boser 4. FG 27-77 (35 percent), FT 14-29 (48 percent). Overall: 15-7. Next: at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wadena-Deer Creek 73, Browerville 54

BROWERVILLE - The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverine got back to their winning ways defeating Browerville 73-54 behind 18 points from Emily Miron and 17 from Avery Jackson in Tuesday’s non-conference game.

Miron added five assists and Melissa Moenkedick was credited with six rebounds to go with her six points.

Browerville             24 30 - 54

Wadena-Deer Creek 36 37 - 73

BROWERVILLE

Kenley Johnson 24, Kate Kellen 2, Taylor Oberg 5, K. Middendorf 1, Kayla Dreher 7, Kendra Buchta 9, Jerica Thompson 6. FT 11-16 (69 percent).

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Avery Jackson 17, Caitlin Volkmann 8, Courtney Volkmann 7, Emily Miron 18, Hope Theisen 4, Kelsi Crawford 7, Melissa Moenkedick 6, Rachel Craig 6. FT 10-11 (91 percent). Overall: 15-4. Next: hosts Menahga 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

 

Detroit Lakes 46, Staples-Motley 32

STAPLES - Kelly Pearson led the Staples-Motley Cardinals with 14 points in a 46-32 Mid-State Conference loss to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday.

Detroit Lakes   21 25 - 46

Staples-Motley 16 16 - 32

DETROIT LAKES

Courtney Gray 4, Taylor Tschider 10, Jenny Matter 4, Karli Kerzman 2, Kayli Muchenhim 17, Trisa Hutchinson 8. FG 20-50 (40 percent), FT 5-7 (71 percent). 

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kelly Pearson 14, Jaelin Beachy 1, Mackenzie Holst 3, Mikayla Wing 5, Abby Smith 2, Jasmine McGillvray 7. FG 12-56 (21 percent), FT 5-14 (36 percent). Conference: 3-7. Overall: 12-12. Next: hosts Brooklyn Center 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Late Monday

Willmar 78, Little Falls 58

LITTLE FALLS - Despite Whitney Weisz’s 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots, the Little Falls Flyers couldn’t handle the Willmar Cardinals’ transition game during a 78-58 Central Lakes Conference loss Monday.

Paige Beseman tallied 15 points and nine rebounds and Jennifer Hortness scored 13 points for the 9-16 Flyers.

Willmar     39 39 - 78

Little Falls 25 33 - 58

WILLMAR

Lindsey Atchison 7, Addy Nelsen 3, Shantel Kelly 21, Sara Kallhoff 13, Megan Skalla 10, Kayli Gimse 18, Laura Swartz 4, Anne Dunham 2. FT 24-33 (78 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Alyssa Spillum 6, Paige Beseman 15, Whitney Weisz 14, Jessica Hanowski 2, Mariah Burns 4, Annie Ploof 4, Jennifer Hortness 13. FT 12-18 (67 percent). Conference: 6-12. Overall: 9-16. Next: hosts Sauk Rapids 7:30 p.m. Thursday.