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Eric Blaha poured in 21 points as the Verndale Pirates topped Menahga 73-53 Friday in a Park Region Conference tilt.

The Pirates won the first half hands down out-scoring the Braves 49-19 on the Verndale court.

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Marcos Gomez canned 16 points for the Pirates while James Kveton hit double figures with 11.

The Pirates made 57 percent of their floor shots.

Four Menahga players scored in double figures with Austin Rudquist leading the pack with 13. Austen Schwartz, Levi Schwantz and Aaron Hrdlicka all netted 10 points in the loss. The Braves shot a cool 29 percent from the field.

MENAHGA (52)

A. Schwartz 10, A. Hrdlicka 10, B. Lusti 5, J. Kicker 2, A. Rudquist 13, L. Schwartz 10, C. Taylor 2. Totals: 15/2 16-25 52

VERNDALE (73)

M. Gomez 16, E. Korfe 5, M.Blaha 10, C. Ehrmantraut 2, E. Blaha 21, J. Kveton 11, Z. Johnson 2, D. Fisher 4, D. Emerson 2. Totals: 22/5 14-21 73

Menahga 19 33 — 52

Verndale 49 24 — 73

Verndale 81, Pillager 67

Eric Blaha poured in 36 points in sparking the Pirates to a victory over the Huskies. Dec. 3.

Mitchell Blaha added 19 points in the victory while James Kveton tacked up 11 points. The Pirates shot 51 percent from the field and converted 22 of their 37 foul shots.

Conner Uselman led the Huskies with 32 points. Tristan Litke scored 18.

VERNDALE (81)

M. Gomez 8, E. Korfe 2, M. Blaha 19, C. Ehrmantraut 2, E. Blaha 36, J. Kveton 11, D. Fisher 2. Totals: 28/1 22-37 81

PILLAGER (67)

T. Litke 18, R. Hunstad 2, C. Uselman 32, Z. Forsberg 3, A. Jacobson 5, M. Quick 3, A. Bandemer 5. Totals: 22/4 11-19 67

Verndale 30 51 — 81

Pillager 32 35 — 67

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