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Pirates win squeaker with Ashby
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The Verndale Pirates jumped back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 44-42 victory over Ashby.

The Pirates trailed the Arrows by a pair at the half, 19-17, but out-scored Ashby 27-23 down the stretch.

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Teresa Moenkedick paced the Pirates with 17 points. Megan Richter scored nine.

Mackenzie Schmuck was Ashby's top scorer with 12 points. Haley Ness added 10.

The victory ended a five-game slide by the Pirates and gave them a 4-11 season mark.

VERNDALE (44)

L. Yungbauer 5, E. Johnson 6, K. Richter 3, M. Richter 9, A. Richter 2, T. Moenkedick 17, J. Swenson 2. Totals: 13/3 9-16 44

ASHBY (42)

K. Bogenrief 5, Haley Ness 10, C. Jordan 7, Mackenzie Schmuck 12, J. Hansen 8. Totals: 16/1 7-15 42

Verndale 17 27 -- 44

Ashby 19 23 -- 42

Bertha-Hewitt 60,

Verndale 39

The Bears posted their 12th victory in 15 games as they topped the Pirates on the Bertha court.

Morgan Kapphahn pumped in 19 points for the Bears. Arei Stokes and Brittany Kimber added 13 and 10 points.

Lizzy Yungbauer canned five treys for Verndale en route to a 17-point game. Teresa Moenkedick dropped in a pair of threes as she added 12 points.

VERNDALE (39)

L. Yungbauer 17, E. Johnson 4, J. Schluttner 2, T. Moenkedick 12, A. Richter 3, J. Swenson 1. Totals: 6/8 3-5 39

BERTHA-HEWITT (60)

A. Stokes 13, M. Kapphahn 19, K. VanDenhuvel 2, D. Mikkleson 5, C. Moenkedick 3, B. Kimber 10, C. Chaffin 7, B. Selvey 2. Totals: 19/3 13-21 60

Verndale 21 18 - 39

B-H 30 30 - 60

Fouls: B-H 8, Verndale 17

Fouled Out: Swenson (V)

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Brian Hansel
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