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Moenkedick leads Pirates past Tigers

Theresa Moenkedick's 23 points and nine assists sparked Verndale to a 63-55 win over the Nevis girls basketball team Friday night at the Tiger Arena.

Jordyn Glenz added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Pirates, who improved to 7-2 on the season.

Riley Hanson had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five steals while Megan Norby had 16 points for Nevis. Mattie Hjelseth also hit double figures with 10 points and added seven rebounds as the Tigers fell to 3-6 on the season.

VERNDALE: T. Moenkedick 23, J. Glenz 15, Kern 9, S. Glenz 8, Dailey 6, S. Moenkedick 2.

NEVIS: Dierkhising 1 0-0 3, Hanson 9 2-3 20, Walters 1 0-2 3, Bliss 0 1-6 1, Schuldt 0 0-0 0, Drury 1 0-0 2, Hjelseth 4 2-4 10, Norby 8 0-1 16. Totals: 24 for 45 (FG), 5 for 16 (FT).

Halftime: Verndale 30, Nevis 25. Three-point field goals: Dierkhising 1, Walters 1. Rebounds: Nevis 28 (Hanson 12, Hjelseth 7, Bliss 3, Norby 3, Drury 2, Dierkhising 1). Assists: Nevis 12 (Hanson 3, Norby 3, Dierkhising 2, Walters 2, Hjelseth 2). Steals: Nevis 13 (Hanson 5, Hjelseth 3, Norby 2, Walters 1, Schuldt 1, Drury 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 5 (Hanson 2, Walters 1, Bliss 1, Hjelseth 1). Team fouls: Nevis 15. Turnovers: Nevis 25.

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