Eagle Valley holds off Verndale twice
Four Eagle Valley players scored in double figures as the Rebels held off a second half comeback by Verndale to post a 69-65 West Sub-Section 5A playoff win Monday night in Clarissa.
Playing for the second straight time in just three days, the Rebels won the first half 39-28 but the Pirates rallied to out-score them 37-30 in the second half.
Luke Mock led the Eagle Valley scoring attack with 18 points. Verndale senior Zack Meidinger made his last appearance on a high school hardcourt a memorable one with 33 points. Dallas Ehrmantraut added 15.
The Pirates ended the season with a 5-20 record.
EAGLE VALLEY (69)
L. Riedel 12, T, Oftedahl 14, T. Benning 11, L. Mock 18, J. Nelson 6, N. Zimmer 5, C. Kent 3. Totals: 19/4 18-28 69
D. Ehrmantraut 15, D. Motschenbacher 4, I. Schmitz 3, J. Gilb 4, K. Booth 2, T. Lollar 4, Z. Meidinger 33. Totals: 22/5 6-14 65
Verndale 28 37--65
Eagle Valley 39 30--69
Fouls: Verndale 19; EV 13
Eagle Valley 56,
Tyler Oftedahl netted 25 points and Luke Mock added 20 as the Rebels edged the Pirates Friday in the final regular season game for both clubs.
The Pirates held a slim 27-24 lead at the half.
Zack Meidinger led the Pirates with 21 points while Dallas Ehrmantraut scored 16.