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Dallas Ehrmantraut reeled off 36 points Monday night as the Verndale Pirates beat Underwood 76-62 in an overtime tilt at Verndale.

The Pirates saw a 32-19 halftime lead disappear as the Rockets more than doubled their scoring effort to tie the game 59-all in regulation play.

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It was all Verndale in the overtime as the Pirates out-scored their guests 17-3. Jordan Hinkle saw his team connect on 18 of their 26 free throw shots in the game.

Ehrmantraut dished out nine assists in the game.

Aaron Denny came up with a double-double for Verndale with 14 points and 12 boards.

Zach Lind was Underwood's top gunner with 18 points. Collin Teich chipped in with 14 points and Kyle Jensen tallied 12.

The victory took some of the sting out of a 65-64 loss to Menahga and gave the Pirates a 5-10 season mark.

UNDERWOOD (62)

C. Collins 8, C. Teich 14, K. Jensen 12, Z. Lind 18, S. Stroh 8, N.Rocholl 2. Totals: 14/8 10-22 62

VERNDALE (76)

M. Gomez 9, D. Ehrmantraut 36, J. Kveton 4, D.J. Blocker 2, T.Lollar 2, A. Denny 14. Totals: 20/6 18-26 76

Underwood 19 40 3 -- 62

Verndale 32 27 17 -- 76

Menahga 65, Verndale 64

Tanner Schwartz's last-second free throw gave the Braves the edge Friday in a Park Region Conference win over Verndale.

The Pirates took a 40-32 lead into the locker room at the half. The Braves played a stingy defensive game in the second half and out-pointed the Pirates 33-24.

Stetson Burkman netted 14 points in the win while Schwartz scored 13 and Markus Tolkkkinen added 11.

Dallas Ehrmantraut led the Pirates with a game-high 19 points. Aaron Denny came up with 10.

MENAHGA (65)

M. Tolkkinen 11, A. Schwartz 6, T. Schwartz 13, B. Junes 5, R. Aho 4, A. Rudquist 3, L. Schwartz 6, S. Burkman 14, J. Luedke 2. Totals: 18/6 11-21 65

VERNDALE (64)

C. Siedschlaw 5, M. Gomez 9, D. Ehrmantraut 19, J. Gilb 8, J. Kveton 5, T. Lollar 8, A. Denny 10. Totals: 21/5 7-17 64

Menahga 32 33 -- 65

Verndale 40 24 -- 64

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Brian Hansel
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