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Pirates sting Hornets 60-52

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Teresa Moenkedick tallied 26 points Tuesday as the Verndale Pirates won their fifth straight game by surprising Park Region Conference foe Henning 53-37 on the Verndale court.

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Sarah Moenkedick chipped in with 10 points for the Pirates, who connected on 23 of their 48 floor shots for a strong 48 percent clip.

Megan Richter tacked up 11 points for the Hornets.

The victory gave Art Schluttner's Pirates a 5-3 record in PRC play and a 12-5 mark overall. The Hornets lost for the first time in eight conference games and dropped to 12-6 overall.

The Pirates have a home date Monday with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.

HENNING (37)

M. Richter 11, A. Houselog 6, C. Haugdahl 8, S. Haugdahl 4, C. Dague 6, K. Bjorklund 2. Totals: 13/1 14-26 37

VERNDALE (53)

T. Moenkedick 26, S. Moenkedick 10, E. Kern 9, C. Wright 2, S. Glenz 4, K. Schmitz 2. Totals: 21/2 5-9 53

Henning 25 12 - 37

Verndale 19 34 - 53

Verndale 60, WCA 49

Shania Glenz pumped in 17 points Jan. 22 as the Pirates topped the Lady Knights on their home court with a strong second half.

The two clubs were tied at 26-all after the first half, but Verndale dominated the second half 34-23.

Elyssa Kern and Teresa Moenkedick backed Glenz up with 13 points apiece. Jordyn Glenz canned a dozen. The Pirates shot a strong 50 percent from the field.

Holly Van Kempen and Kylee Fernholz led the Lady Knights with 14 and 12 points respectively.

VERNDALE (60)

T. Moenkedick 13, J. Glenz 12, S. Moenkedick 2, K. Dailey 1, Elyssa Kern 13, C. Wright 2, S. Glenz 17. Totals: 26 8-17 60

WCA (49)

T. Christenson 5, D. Sabolik 2, H. Van Kempen 14, K. Fernholz 12, K. Hammer 3, M. Hunter 5, A. Van Kempen 6, K. Sabolik 2. Totals: 22 5-8 49

Verndale 26 34 - 60

WCA 26 23 - 49

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