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Menahga boys pick up pair of victories

Back-to-back balanced scoring attacks helped the Menahga boys basketball snap a five-game losing streak.

Three players scored in double figures in leading the Braves to a 60-54 Park Region Conference win over New York Mills Friday night at Menahga while four players hit double figures in Menahga's 59-43 win at Hill City Saturday afternoon.

The two wins lifted Menahga's record to 7-11.

Braves edge Eagles

Tristan Aho (19), Charlie Hodge (17) and Wade Berttunen (11) hit double figures in leading the Braves past New York Mills.

Jonah Howard grabbed eight rebounds, Hodge and Zach Floyd had four assists each, and Floyd had five rebounds and three steals for the Braves, who made 10 of 28 3-point attempts. Menahga, which missed 12 of 24 free throws, improved to 4-5 in the conference while the Eagles fell to 1-7 in conference games and 2-14 overall.

MENAHGA: Honga 0 0-0 0, Howard 1 0-0 2, Tolkkinen 0 0-0 0, Wurdock 0 3-6 3, Berttunen 3 2-4 11, Hodge 6 0-0 17, Anderson 1 2-2 4, Aho 6 5-12 19, Floyd 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19 for 58 (FG), 12 for 24 (FT).

Three-pointers: Berttunen 3, Hodge 5, Aho 2. Rebounds: Menahga 21 (Howard 8, Floyd 5, Aho 4, Wurdock 2, Berttunen 1, Hodge 1). Assists: Menahga 14 (Hodge 4, Floyd 4, Tolkkinen 2, Berttunen 2, Aho 2). Steals: Menahga 11 (Aho 3, Floyd 3, Wurdock 2, Berttunen 1, Hodge 1, Anderson 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 2 (Howard 1, Aho 1). Team fouls: Menahga 18. Fouled out: Anderson. Turnovers: Menahga 7.

Braves defeat Hill City

Floyd and Hodge scored 12 points each while Berttunen and Aho added 11 points apiece in leading the Braves past Hill City.

Howard led Menahga with 13 rebounds and joined Hodge and Floyd with three steals. Aho had six rebounds and Floyd dished out three assists as Hill City fell to 4-12 on the season.

MENAHGA: Honga 0 0-0 0, Howard 2 3-6 7, Tolkkinen 1 0-0 2, Wurdock 0 0-0 0, Berttunen 2 6-6 11, Hodge 3 3-4 12, Hillukka 0 0-0 0, Anderson 2 0-2 4, Aho 3 5-6 11, Floyd 5 0-2 12. Totals: 18 for 73 (FG), 17 for 26 (FT).

Three-pointers: Berttunen 1, Hodge 3, Floyd 2. Rebounds: Menahga 31 (Howard 13, Aho 6, Floyd 4, Anderson 3, Tolkkinen 2, Berttunen 2, Wurdock 1). Assists: Menahga 9 (Floyd 3, Tolkkinen 2, Hodge 2, Howard 1, Berttunen 1). Steals: Menahga 17 (Howard 3, Hodge 3, Floyd 3, Tolkkinen 2, Berttunen 2, Anderson 2, Aho 2). Team fouls: Menahga 19. Turnovers: Menahga 7.

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