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Tigers hand Pirates 60-54 setback in season finale

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Three Tigers scored in double figures Tuesday as Nevis topped Verndale 60-54 on the Nevis court.

Taylor Chase gunned in 20 points for the Tigers while Jacob Keranen tacked up 13 and Gavin Becker scored 10. The Tigers were sharp from three-point range connecting on seven of 14 attempts for an excellent 50 percent clip.

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Dallas Ehrmantraut claimed scoring honors for Verndale with 18 points. Aaron Denny chipped in with 10. The Pirates were five of 17 from three-point land for a 29 percent average.

The victory gave Nevis a 12-13 record. The Pirates ended their regular season with a 7-17 record. The Pirates travel to Swanville Monday for a Section 5A tournament game at 7 p.m.

NEVIS (60)

R. Hine 7, M. Gustafson 8, B. Schuldt 2, Gavin Becker 10, T.Chase 20, J. Keranen 13. Totals: 11/7 17-23 60

VERNDALE (54)

C. Siedschlaw 6, M.Gomez 7, D. Ehrmantraut 18, J. Gilb 3, J. Kveton 3, T. Lollar 7, A. Denny 10. Totals: 14/5 11-14 54

Verndale 13 41 -- 54

Nevis 23 37 -- 60

Pillager 55, Verndale 49

The Huskies continued their remarkable rebound from a 2-24 season by topping the Pirates for their 19th victory in 25 games.

The victory gave the Huskies a share of the Park Region Conference title with Henning. Both clubs have 10-2 records in conference action.

E.J. Ziegler and Cole Hunstad sparked the Huskies with 20 and 15 points respectively. The Huskies won the game at the free throw line where they made 14 of 23 attempts. The Pirates matched the Huskies in field goals with 19 but only took 11 free throw shots, converting on six of them.

Dallas Ehrmantraut led the Pirates with 23 points.

Jordan Hinkle's club dropped to 5-7 in PRC play and 7-16 overall.

PILLAGER (55)

D. Strack 8, M. Doss 3, E.J. Ziegler 20, C. Hunstad 15, A. Obermiller 6, I. Jacobson 3. Totals: 16/3 14-23 55

VERNDALE (49)

C. Siedschlaw 2, M. Gomez 3, D. Ehrmantraut 29, J. Gilb 3, J. Kveton 3, T. Lollar 2, A. Denny 7. Totals: 14/5 6-11 49

Verndale 24 25 -- 49

Pillager 25 30 -- 55

Swanville 58,

Verndale 54

A strong road performance carried the Bulldogs past the Pirates Thursday on the Verndale court.

The Pirates led 28-23 at the half and were up by 12 at one point but the Bulldogs, who were playing with six days of rest behind them, controlled the second half 35-26.

Derek Pfeiffer led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Tren Dinius scored 11.

Dallas Ehrmantraut was high point man for the Pirates with 18. Aaron Denny netted 12.

SWANVILLE (58)

C. Kruzel 9, A.Mollner 9, T. Becker 4, T. Dinius 11, D. Pfeiffer 16, C. Novak 3, J. Sales 6. Totals: 17/4 12-17 58

VERNDALE (54)

C. Siedschlaw 2, M. Gomez 5, D. Ehrmantraut 18, J. Gilb 6, J. Kveton 5, T. Lollar 6, A. Denny 12. Totals: 16/4 10-13 54

Swanville 23 35 -- 58

Verndale 28 26 -- 54

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