Verndale boys triumph 66-43 at Pine River
Good defensive work limited Pine River-Backus to only 14 points in the first half Tuesday night and helped Verndale claim a 66-43 victory at Pine River.
Dallas Ehrmantraut led a seven-player scoring effort for the Pirates with 16 points. Ehrmantraut also had a good floor game for the Pirates, contributing eight assists and six steals.
Josh Gilb came up with 15 points and eight rebounds for Verndale. James Kveton reached double figures with 10 points.
The Pirates held the Tigers to a weak 29 percent from the field. Beau Howard led the Tigers with 15 points.
The Pirates, now 7-3 overall, travel to Pillager Tuesday before returning home to host Menahga on Friday.
M. Gomez 9, C. Ehrmantraut 7, D. Ehrmantraut 16, E. Blaha 7, J. Gilb 15, J. Kveton 10, B. Horstmann 2. Totals: 23/4 8-14 66
PINE RIVER-BACKUS (43)
C. Larson 3, B. Howard 15, K. Bueckers 7, T. Pederson 9, C. Mager 3, Z. Struss 6. Totals: 10/4 11-22 43
Verndale 31 35 - 66
PR-B 14 29 - 43