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Verndale boys hang tough in loss to Eagles

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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

The Verndale Pirates played one of their strongest games of the season before falling to New York Mills 56-52 Tuesday night at New York Mills.

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Zack Meidinger tallied 23 points and Caleb Burczyk tacked up 11 for the Pirates who led 30-29 at the midway point.

Isaiah Bauck brought the Eagles back with a 26-point game. Adam Snelgrove came up with 13 points in the victory.

NEW YORK MILLS (56)

T. Wegscheid 2, I. Bauck 26, E. Tumberg 6, S. Imsande 4, Adam Snelgrove 13, F. Peeters 5.

VERNDALE (52)

D. Ehrmantraut 3, D. Motschenbacher 3, Z. Meidinger 23, K. Booth 6, J. Stinar 6, C. Burczyk 11.

Verndale 30 22 - 52

New York Mills 29 27 - 56

Pine River-Backus 64, Verndale 35

The Pirates went 18 of 26 at the free throw line but were held to just eight field goals in a loss to the Tigers.

Jordan Ackerman paced the Tigers with 22 points. Zack Meidinger had 14 points in the loss.

VERNDALE (35)

Zack Meidinger 14, Kyle Booth 7, Jerdan Stinar 3, Caleb Burczyk 9, Aaron Denny 2. Totals: 7/1 18-26 35

PINE RIVER-BACKUS (64)

B. Plantz 1, T. Woelfel 6, N. Holm 11, J. Ackerman 22, M. Kline 6, B. Howard 7, S. Ruohoniemi 4, A. Kottschade 7. Totals: 24/3 7-10 64

Verndale 16 19- 35

Pine River-Backus 37 27- 64

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