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The Verndale Pirates shot a cool 29 percent from the field Tuesday night in dropping a 61-47 decision to the Nevis Tigers.

Taylor Chase powered the Nevis scoring machine with 31 tallies. Gavin Becker canned 14 points. The Tigers shot 40 percent from the field on Verndale's home court.

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Dallas Ehrmantraut led the Pirates with 23 points.

The loss was Verndale's second in a row, and dropped Jordan Hinkle's team to 14-9.

The Pirates will now enter Section 5A tournament play. Sub-section action starts Monday.

NEVIS (61)

G. Chase 2, C. Chase 2, Gavin Becker 14, Taylor Chase 31, J. Feder 4, J. Keranen 8. Totals: 19/4 11-20 61

VERNDALE (47)

M. Gomez 2, D. Ehrmantraut 23, E. Blaha 6, J. Gilb 6, J. Kveton 6, D. Fisher 4. Totals: 12/6 5-15 47

Nevis 31 30 -- 61

Verndale 26 21 -- 47

Pillager 57, Verndale 51

The Pirates saw their five-game winning streak broken Feb. 22 as they lost to E.J. Ziegler and the Huskies at Verndale.

Ziegler joined the 1,000-point career-scoring ranks with a 20-point game. Devin Strack led the Huskies with 22.

Dallas Ehrmantraut was the only Verndale cager to reach double figures with 22 points.

James Kveton led the Pirates with 12 rebounds. Ehrmantraut pulled down seven boards.

The Pirates held a 30-22 lead at the half, but Jordan Hinkle's club was a cool 30 percent from the field and canned just two of their 22 3-point attempts.

VERNDALE (51)

M. Gomez 4, D. Ehrmantraut 22, E. Blaha 8, J. Gilb 5, J. Kveton 8, D. Fisher 4. Totals: 21/2 3-6 51

PILLAGER (57)

M. Neururer 7, D. Strack 22, E.J. Ziegler 20, A. Jacobson 8. Totals: 19/2 13-20 57

Pillager 22 35 -- 57

Verndale 30 21 -- 51

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Brian Hansel
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