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Pirates ousted from playoffs; Meidinger nets 47 points

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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.

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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.

MENAHGA (87)

M. Aho 25, M. Tolkkinen 1, B. Skoog 6, D. Pihlaja 25, T. Gruchow 17, B. Junes 2, S. Dormanen 9. Totals: 26/6 17-33 87

VERNDALE (67)

J. Perius 3, Isaac Schmitz 3, D. Ehrmantraut 6, D. Motschenbacher 9, Z. Meidinger 16, K. Booth 2, C. Burczyk 20, A. Denny 6. Totals: 20/6 9-17 67

Verndale 26 39 - 67

Menahga 44 43 - 87

Swanville 76,

Verndale 75 OT

Zack Meidinger made his final appearance of 2009-10 a memorable one as he celebrated reaching the 1,000-point mark against Nevis by a career-high 47 against Swanville.

The Verndale junior buried six of his team's eight treys.

Caleb Burczyk also reached double figures for Verndale with 10.

The Bulldogs were paced by David Mettler's 24 points. Michael Becker pumped in 16 while Eric Repp scored 15.

Swanville led 37-30 at the half but the Pirates were able to tie the game 62-all at the end of regulation time.

SWANVILLE (76)

M. Becker 16, A. Mollner 6, T. Dinius 2, D. Pfeiffer 8, M. Mettler 5, D. Mettler 24, E. Repp 15. Totals: 23/5 15-26 76

VERNDALE (75)

I. Schmitz 2, D. Ehrmantraut 7, D. Motschenbacher 2, Z. Meidinger 47, K. Booth 5, J. Stinar 2, C. Burczyk 10. Totals: 20/8 11-23 75

Swanville 37 25 14 - 76

Verndale 30 32 13 - 75

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