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Pirates suffer tough loss to Swanville

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Five Swanville players finished in double figures Jan. 18 as the Swanville Tigers shaded the Verndale Pirates 69-67 in a non-conference game.

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Tren Dinius led the Tigers with 15 points while Austin Mollner scored 14, Jordan Sales netted 13, Colten Kruzel canned 11 and Cody Mullner scored 10. The Tigers were 22 of 34 at the free throw line.

Dallas Ehrmantraut had a big game for Verndale, with 32 points and 11 assists. Marcos Gomez made six of Verndale's 11 treys and finished the night with 25 points. James Kveton tacked up 12 points and Josh Gilb scored 11. The Pirates made 11 of their 17 three-point shots for a sizzling 64 percent clip and went 24 of 47 from the field for 52 percent. Poor free throw shooting proved costly as the Pirates converted on just eight of 22 shots.

The loss stopped a three-game win streak by the Pirates and dropped the Verndale crew to 8-4.

VERNDALE (67)

M. Gomez 25, D. Ehrmantraut 32, E. Blaha 5, J. Gilb 11, J. Kveton 12, B. Horstmann 1. Totals: 13/11 8-22 67

SWANVILLE (69)

Colten Kruzel 11, Austin Mollner 14, Cody Mollner 10, Tren Dinius 15, T. Loxterkamp 2, Z. Holtz 4, Jordan Sales 13. Totals: 19/3 22-34 69

Verndale 30 37 -- 67

Swanville 36 33 -- 69

Verndale 84, Sebeka 60

Josh Gilb had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Pirates whipped Sebeka in a Park Region Conference showdown.

Dallas Ehrmantraut had 19 points for Verndale and had a strong floor game with seven assists.

Carlos Castro and Tanner Brockpahler shared scoring honors for Sebeka with 18 apiece. The Trojans shot a cool 34 percent from the field and were seven of 25 from three-point range.

The victory improved the Pirates to 4-1 in the PRC and 8-3 overall.

SEBEKA (60)

Kieler Skaro 2, D. Lillquist 8, Tanner Brockpahler 18, M. Lillquist 1, J. Clark 9, Carlos Castro 18, A. Paulson 4. Totals: 13/7 13-22 84

VERNDALE (84)

M. Gomez 8, C. Ehrmantraut 3, D. Ehrmantraut 19, E. Blaha 8, J. Gilb 17, J. Kveton 13, B. Horstmann 4, D. Fisher 8, S. Zins 2, D. Emerson 2. Totals: 26/5 17-26 84

Sebeka 33 27 -- 60

Verndale 46 38 -- 84

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Brian Hansel
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