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The Nevis boys basketball team split a pair of Northland Conference games last week by following a 57-41 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley last Tuesday night with a 56-45 loss to Cass Lake Thursday night. Griffin Chase’s 25 points and three steals, Michael Landquist’s 13 points, and Tom Wormley’s 10 rebounds and three blocked shots led the Tigers against W-H-A. Jack Landquist (9) and Jack DeWulf (6) combined for 15 points while DeWulf pulled down seven rebounds.
Jaiden McCollum scored 20 points and Gabie Johnson added 19 points as the Park Rapids girls basketball team jumped out to a 49-16 halftime lead in coasting to a 76-35 victory at Warroad Saturday. McCollum and Johnson also pulled down nine rebounds apiece while Kaisa Coborn added 14 points and five assists. Macky Warne and Carly Waggoner dished out four assists each as the Panthers improved to 3-3 against Section 8AA teams and 4-8 overall. Talia Khemmany scored 12 points for the Warriors, who fell to 1-6 in the section and 2-11 overall. PARK RAPIDS: Ke.
Defense was the key as the Nevis girls basketball team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Cass Lake in a pair of Northwoods Conference games last week. The Tigers used a balanced scoring attack in a 49-39 win over W-H-A last Tuesday night and a double-double by Hannah Bliss in a 53-15 win over Cass Lake Thursday night. Verndale jumped out to a 39-17 halftime lead in a 61-34 victory over the Tigers Friday night. “We played smart and sound ball and defense was key in picking up victories (over W-H-A and Cass Lake),” said Nevis head coach Mike Lien.
A 3-pointer by Reid Moser and a pair of 3-pointers by Jenson Beachy sparked a 19-0 run early in the second half that sparked Perham to a 62-32 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team last Tuesday night at the Century School gym. Jason Haas opened the second half with a layup as the Panthers trailed 30-22 before Perham scored the next 19 points to take control. Hunter Jewison’s layup ended that run as Park Rapids trailed 49-24 with 7:35 to play. Remington Hagan’s layup off a steal and 3-pointer made it 53-29 with 5:46 to play.
Jared Sunram became the 14th Park Rapids wrestler to reach 100 career wins and was one of five champions as the Panthers won the team title at last Saturday’s Prairie Valley Invitational at Parkers Prairie.
The Park Rapids girls basketball team converted 13 of 18 free throws in the second half and overtime to defeat Staples-Motley 72-67 in a Mid-State Conference game Monday night at Staples. Two 3-pointers by Macky Warne and two baskets apiece by Kendra Coborn, Ellery Overmyer and Jaiden McCollum kept the Panthers within 32-29 at the half.
Crookston scored three goals in a span of 1:19 early in the first period and held on for a 4-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Arena. Jayden Allrich’s power-play goal at the 3:06 mark was followed by goals off rebounds by Annie Hajostek at the 4:05 mark and Leah Trostad at the 4:25 mark as the Pirates dominated the first period with a 15-4 advantage in shots.
Luke Weniger scored a game-high 22 points in leading Verndale to a 50-41 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga boys basketball team Tuesday night at Menahga. Charles Haataja scored 14 points and had seven rebounds and three blocked shots while Aaron Hrdlicka (9), Aaron Rudquist (8) and Luke Wurdock (7) combined for 24 points. Hrdlicka led Menahga with 11 rebounds while Wurdock had five steals and joined Darien Mickelson with three assists.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team climbed above the .500 mark as Chase Brand’s hat trick and Austin Jerger’s 20 saves sparked a 6-0 win over Bagley/Fosston Tuesday night at Bagley. Brand’s goal at the 6:42 mark and Bjorn Jorgenson’s goal at the 15:05 mark gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead after the first period. Caleb Strandlie and Kiefer Miller assisted on Jorgenson’s goal.
Alyssa Peterson’s 25 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists led the way as the Menahga girls basketball team posted a 62-44 Park Region Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek last Friday night at Menahga. Jen Stifter added 14 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists while Dani Novak and Megan Hendrickson led the Braves with seven rebounds apiece. Aimee Lake also had three assists while Hendrickson and Leah Schwartz had four steals each for Menahga.