Pirates ousted from playoffs; Meidinger nets 47 points
Marlin Aho and Derek Pihlaja both canned 25 points as the Menahga Braves eliminated Verndale from the Section 5A playoffs Monday with an 87-67 victory.
Tom Gruchow chipped in with 17 points for the sixth-ranked Braves, who improved to 15-10 and earned a second round matchup with Nevis. The loss ended 11th-ranked Verndale's season at 2-24.
Caleb Burczyk was high point man for Verndale with 20 points. Zack Meidinger contributed 16 in the loss.
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