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Pirates capture Pillager Holiday Tournament title

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Pirates capture Pillager Holiday Tournament title
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Teresa Moenkedick's triple-double propelled the Verndale Pirates to a 70-45 victory over Swanville Tuesday night in the Pillager Holiday Tournament championship game.

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The senior standout led all scorers with 27 points. Moenkedick also came up with 10 steals and 10 assists. Shania Glenz was Verndale's No. 2 scorer with 14 tallies. The Pirates shot 44 percent from the field in boosting their season mark to 5-2.

Stephanie Koetter and Tiffany Barthel netted 11 points apiece for Swanville. Marissa Hanson popped in 10. The Tigers shot 43 percent from the field but only put up 42 field goal attempts to Verndale's 71.

VERNDALE (70)

T. Moenkedick 27, J. Glenz 8, K. Dailey 5, E. Kern 6, C. Wright 4, S. Glenz 14, K. Schmitz 6.Totals: 30/1 7-11 70

SWANVILLE (45)

D. Hanson 6, Marissa Evans 10, A. Schulz 3, N. Primus 2, C. Larson 2, Stephanie Koetter 11, Tiffany Barthel 11. Totals: 18 9-16 45

Verndale 40 30 - 70

Swanville 25 20 - 45

Verndale 54, Royalton 48

Teresa Moenkedick netted 18 points and Jordyn Glenz added 16 Monday as the Pirates held onto a six-point half-time lead in a Pillager Holiday Tournament win over Royalton.

Both clubs connected on 48 percent of their field goal shots. The Pirates were 11 of 14 at the foul stripe while the Royals went 2-for-4.

Kalee Petron paced the Royals with 16 points. Kandy Meyer and Jackie Nichols canned 10 points apiece.

VERNDALE (54)

T. Moenkedick 18, J. Glenz 16, K. Dailey 4, E. Kern 2, C. Wright 3, S. Glenz 9, K. Schmitz 2. Totals: 20/1 11-14 54

ROYALTON (48)

J. Nichols 10, K. Meyer 10, H. Olson 6, E. Fussy 2, K. Petron 16, C. Popp 2, A. Martinez 2. Totals: 23 2-4 48

Royalton 21 27 - 48

Verndale 27 27 - 54

Henning 39, Verndale 36

Casey Haugdahl and Megan Richter both tallied 11 points as the Hornets tripped the Pirates Dec. 14 in a Park Region Conference contest.

Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates with 14 points and Jordyn Glenz chipped in 10.

HENNING (39)

K. Richter 2, M. Richter 11, A. Houselog 2, C. Haugdahl 11, C. Dague 5, K. Bjorklund 8.

VERNDALE (36)

T. Moenkedick 14, J. Glenz 10, K. Dailey 8, E. Kern 2, S. Glenz 2. Totals: 17 2-6 36

Henning 17 22 -- 39

Verndale 18 18 -- 36

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Brian Hansel
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