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Scott Wolff put up a jump shot during Park Rapids' game against Pine River-Backus Tuesday night.

Pine River-Backus uses 32-0 run to spark win over Panthers

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A 32-0 run early in the first half sparked Pine River-Backus to a 65-33 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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A basket off a rebound by Christian Ridlon and two jumpers by Chris Goplerud gave the Panthers a 6-4 lead with 14:10 to play in the first half.

PR-B responded with a 32-0 run as the Panthers were held scoreless for a span of 10:19. Nathan Holm and Beau Howard hit two 3-pointers apiece during that stretch as the Tigers built a 36-6 advantage with 4:08 to play in the first half.

A jumper by Scott Wolff at the 3:51 mark ended that run. Tyler Ridlon followed with a 3-pointer and Mason Long hit a 3-pointer as the Panthers trailed 40-14 at the break.

Layups by Goplerud and Christian Ridlon, two jumpers by Wolff, two free throws by Andy Waller and an inside basket by Christian Ridlon kept the Panthers within 53-26 with 9:19 to play.

Layups by Waller and Kyle Goplerud, a free throw by Jordan Bergquist and two free throws by Cory Gartner accounted for Park Rapids' points down the stretch.

Holm finished with 17 points while Howard and Todd Woelfel scored 12 points each to lead the Tigers, who improved to 6-10.

Christian Ridlon, Chris Golperud and Wolff combined for 18 points for the Panthers, who fell to 1-13 on the season.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS: Woeffel 5 2-2 12, Holm 5 5-6 17, Howard 4 1-1 12, Sepin 4 1-4 9, Ruohoniemi 2 2-4 6, Witt 1 0-0 2, Burgoyne 0 1-2 1, Wynn 2 0-0 4, Mager 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 for 41 (FT), 12 for 19 (FT).

PARK RAPIDS: Long 1 0-1 3, C. Goplerud 3 0-0 6, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Waller 1 2-2 4, C. Ridlon 3 0-2 6, Otterness 0 0-0 0, Bergquist 0 1-2 1, T. Ridlon 1 0-0 3, K .Goplerud 1 0-1 2, Massie 0 0-0 0, Gartner 0 2-2 2, Wolff 3 0-0 6, Carlson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 for 35 (FG), 5 for 10 (FT).

Halftime: PR-B 40, Park Rapids 14. Three-point field goals: Holm 2, Howard 3, Long 1, T. Ridlon 1. Team fouls: PR-B 12, Park Rapids 11. Rebounds: Park Rapids 35 (K. Goplerud 6, C. Goplerud 6, Waller 5, Wolff 4, C. Ridlon 3, Peterson 3, Gartner 3, T. Ridlon 2, Long 2, Bergquist 1). Assists: Park Rapids 8 (Peterson 3, C. Goplerud 2, C. Ridlon 1, Carlson 1, Gartner 1). Steals: Park Rapids 2 (C. Goplerud 1, Gartner 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (Wolff 1, Waller 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 28.

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