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Pirates tumble in PRC battle with Hornets

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Kaleb Thalmann poured in 27 points Tuesday night as Park Region Conference kingpin Henning defeated Verndale 73-40.

The Hornets shot 58 percent from the field while the visiting Pirates converted on only 28 percent of their floor shots.

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Andrew Smith, Brandon DeBauche and Zach Torgerson backed Thalmann up with 14, 12 and 10 points respectively.

Dallas Ehrmantraut netted 11 for Verndale.

The Hornets improved to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in PRC play. The Pirates fell to 9-7 overall and 5-4 in the PRC.

The Pirates are slated to host Staples-Motley on Thursday and Eagle Valley on Friday.

VERNDALE (40)

M. Gomez 6, D. Ehrmantraut 11, E. Blaha 8, Josh Gilb 4, J. Kveton 7, D. Fisher 2, M. Blaha 2. Totals: 12/3 7-10 40

HENNING (73)

C. Dague 4, Kaleb Thalmann 27, B. DeBauche 12, Kolby Thalmann 4, Z. Torgerson 10, A. Suchy 2, A. Smith 14. Totals: 30/1 10-14 3

Verndale 21 19 - 40

Henning 34 39 - 73

Verndale 76, Bertha-Hewitt 70 OT

Dallas Ehrmantraut, Eric Blaha, James Kveton and Marcos Gomez scored in double figures Jan. 31 as the Pirates topped the Bears in overtime.

Ehrmantraut tacked up 26 points while Blaha netted 18, Kveton scored 13 and Gomez canned 10. The Pirates shot 42 percent from the field on their home court.

Michael Grewe was high point man for the Bears with 24. Preston Riewer and Riley Boehland chipped in with 18 and 14 points respectively. The Bears shot a cool 29 percent from the field and made just three of their 22 3-point shots.

The two Park Region Conference rivals combined for 72 free throw shots.

BERTHA-HEWITT (70)

P. Riewer 18, T. Eckel 2, B. Fah 4, R. Boehland 14, J. Frethem 6, M. Grewe 24, M. Bloch 2. Totals: 16/3 29-40 70

VERNDALE (76)

M. Gomez 10, C. Ehrmantraut 5, D. Ehrmantraut 26, E. Blaha 18, J. Gilb 3, J. Kveton 13, B. Horstmann 1. Totals: 22/5 17-32 76

B-H 28 38 4 -- 70

Verndale 37 29 10 -- 76

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