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Menahga boys win tournament title

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     Bob Lusti scored 36 points in two games as the Menahga boys basketball team won its holiday tournament by defeating Pine River-Backus 67-43 on Dec. 20 and Swanville 68-54 on Dec. 21.

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     Lusti led the Braves with 19 points in the win over PR-B and followed with 17 points as Menahga defeated Swanville.

     The two wins gave Menahga a 5-4 record.

Braves rout Pine River-Backus

     Austen Schwartz added 13 points and six assists while Austin Rudquist had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Braves opened the tournament by defeating PR-B.

     Zach Struss scored 17 points for the Tigers, who trailed 39-17 at the half in falling to 0-6.

MENAHGA: Lusti 6 3-6 19, A. Schwartz 5 0-4 13, Au. Rudquist 2 6-7 10, Hrdlicka 3 0-2 7, Skoog 2 0-1 4, L. Schwartz 0 2-4 2, Meyer 1 0-0 2, Paulson 1 0-0 2, Hillukka 1 0-0 2, Mickelson 00 -0 0, Wurdock 0 0-0 0, Aa. Rudquist 0 0-0 0, Taylor 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 for 52 (FG), 11 for 24 (FT).

Halftime: Menahga 39, PR-B 17. Three-pointers: Lusti 4, A. Schwartz 3, Hrdlicka 1. Rebounds: Menahga 33 (Au. Rudquist 12, Hrdlicka 7, A. Schwartz 3, Lusti 2, L. Schwartz 2, Meyer 2, Taylor 2, Skoog 1, Mickelson 1, Aa. Rudquist 1). Assists: Menahga 11 (A. Schwartz 6, L. Schwartz 2, Au. Rudquist 1, Meyer 1, Taylor 1). Steals: Menahga 11 (A. Schwartz 2, Skoog 2, L. Schwartz 2, Lusti 1, Hrdlicka 1, Meyer 1, Aa. Rudquist 1, Taylor 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 3 (Taylor 2, L. Schwartz 1). Turnovers: Menahga 22.

Braves win tournament title

     Austen Schwartz led the way with 20 points and eight assists as Menahga defeated Swanville in the championship game.

     Levi Schwartz had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Rudquist pulled down eight rebounds for Menahga.

MENAHGA: A. Schwartz 8 1-2 20, Lusti 5 2-2 17, L. Schwartz 5 5-9 16, Au. Rudquist 4 1-4 9, Skoog 2 0-0 4, Hrdlicka 1 0-0 2, Aa. Rudquist 0 0-0 0, Taylor 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 for 52 (FG), 9 for 17 (FT).

Three-pointers: Lusti 5, A. Schwartz 3, L. Schwartz 1. Rebounds: Menahga 42 (L. Schwartz 10, Au. Rudquist 8, Taylor 6, Lusti 5, Skoog 4, A. Schwartz 3, Hrdlicka 3, Aa. Rudquist 3). Assists: Menahga 13 (A. Schwartz 8, Lusti 1, L. Schwartz 1, Skoog 1, Aa. Rudquist 1, Taylor 1). Steals: Menahga 17 (A. Schwartz 3, Lusti 3, L. Schwartz 3, Au. Rudquist 2, Skoog 2, Taylor 2, Hrdlicka 1, Aa. Rudquist 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 3 (Taylor 2, L. Schwartz 1). Turnovers: Menahga 18.

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