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Eagle Valley's Skylar Meiners (14) grabs a first-half rebound in Monday night's Verndale Holiday Tournament game. Also going for the rebound is Verndale's James Kveton (24). Looking on is Verndale's Josh Gilb (23). Photo by Brian Hansel

Tigers down Pirates in championship game

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The Browerville Tigers held Jordan Hinkle's Verndale Pirates to 18 second half points Tuesday night to claim top honors in the Verndale Holiday Tournament with a 77-51 victory.

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The Pirates trailed by just five at the half, 38-33.

Kyle Petermier paced the Tigers with 26 points while Mitch Heid chalked up 23.

Marcos Gomez was Verndale's top gunner with 15 points. Josh Gilb and James Kveton tallied 10 points apiece. The Tigers held Verndale scoring ace Dallas Ehrmantraut to eight points. The Pirates shot 31 percent on their home court.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak by the Pirates and gives Verndale a 5-2 record.

BROWERVILLE (77)

T. Johnson 11, J. Thielen 2, J. Polak 3, K. Petermeier 26, M. Heid 23, B. Irsfeld 2, C. Hansmeyer 5, B. Dreher 5. Totals: 22/7 12-17 77

VERNDALE (51)

M. Gomez 15, C. Ehrmantraut 2, D. Ehrmantraut 8, E. Blaha 2, J. Gilb 10, J. Kveton 10, Daniel Fisher 4. Totals: 14/6 5-8 51

Browerville 38 39 - 77

Verndale 33 18 -51

Verndale 77, Eagle Valley 73

Dallas Ehrmantraut pumped in 27 points as the Pirates shaded the Rebels in the first round of the Verndale Holiday Tournament.

Marcos Gomez and Josh Gilb backed Ehrmantraut up with 15 and 12 points respectively.

Logan Riedel led all scorers with 36 points. Luke Mock scored 22.

The Pirates were 17 of 25 at the free throw line while the Rebels canned eight of 15 shots.

EAGLE VALLEY (73)

L. Riedel 36, A. Johnson 2, Skyler Meiners 11, D. Bailey 2, L. Mock 22. Totals: 19/9 8-15 73

VERNDALE (77)

M. Gomez 15, C. Ehrmantraut 7, D. Ehrmantraut 27, E. Blaha 4, J. Gilb 12, J. Kveton 7, D. Fisher 5. Totals: 21/6 17-25 77

Eagle Valley 27 46 - 73

Verndale 44 33 - 77

Verndale 77, Eagle Valley 73

Dallas Ehrmantraut joined Verndale's 1,000-point scoring club Dec. 14 as the Pirates downed the Bears in a Park Region Conference game on the Verndale court.

Ehrmantraut pumped in 23 points to lead all scorers.

Josh Gilb had a double-double for Verndale with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Marcos Gomez scored 13 points. James Kveton collected 10 rebounds. The Pirates converted on 41 percent of the floor shots.

Michael Grewe canned 20 points for the Bears and Preston Riewer scored 16. The Bears shot a cool 29 percent from the field.

BERTHA-HEWITT (56)

P. Riewer 16, T. Eckel 2, R. Boehland 9, J. Frethem 5, M. Grewe 20, M. Bloch 2, A. Kvamme 2. Totals: 14/6 10-16 73

VERNDALE (73)

M. Gomez 13, D. Ehrmantraut 23, E. Blaha 6, J. Gilb 19, J. Kveton 8, D. Fisher 4. Totals: 21/5 16-32 73

Bertha-Hewitt 22 34 -- 56

Verndale 37 36 -- 73

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