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Girls Basketball: Menahga defeats New York Mills

The Braves remained undefeated in Park Region Conference play with a 49-35 victory.

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A 22-7 run in the first half gave the Menahga girls basketball team the lead for good in a 49-35 Park Region Conference win over New York Mills at Menahga on Thursday, Dec. 16.

New York Mills held a 12-6 lead before Mackenzie Anderson scored off a rebound and hit a jumper, Janie Tormanen had a pair of layups, Maryn Pinoniemi and Janelle Hendrickson scored on layups, Allie Pfeifer turned a steal into a layup, and Erica Tormanen and Joie Koll hit 3-pointers to give the Braves a 28-19 lead. Menahga led 28-21 at the half.

A pair of layups by Hendrickson and a three-point play by Erica Tormanen kept Menahga in front 35-27 before the Eagles cut the gap to 35-30. The Braves regained control behind three inside baskets by Janie Tormanen, two layups by Anderson and a layup by Pinoniemi.

Janie Tormanen’s 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals led the Braves. Anderson added 11 points and Pinoniemi dished out three assists as Menahga improved to 3-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall.

Isabelle Bauck scored 18 points as NYM fell to 1-2 in conference games and 4-2 overall.

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NEW YORK MILLS: Bauck 8 0-0 18, Geiser 2 0-0 4, Keskitalo 0 2-2 2, Olson 1 0-0 2, Baune 1 0-0 2, M. Reidel 2 1-4 6, A. Reidel 0 1-2 1. Totals: 14 for 48 (FG), 4 for 8 (FT).
MENAHGA: Anderson 4 3-4 11, M. Pinoniemi 3 0-2 6, Peterson 0 2-2 2, J. Tormanen 6 1-2 13, Pfeifer 1 0-0 2, T. Pinoniemi 0 0-0 0, Hendrickson 3 0-0 6, E. Tormanen 2 1-1 6, A. Pinoniemi 0 0-0 0, Koll 1 0-2 3, Weaver 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 for 50 (FG), 7 for 13 (FT).
Halftime: Menahga 28, NYM 21. Three-pointers: Bauck 2, M. Reidel 1, E. Tormanen 1, Koll 1. Team fouls: NYM 17, Menahga 11. Rebounds: Menahga 29 (J. Tormanen 9, M. Pinoniemi 6, Pfeifer 4, Koll 2, Peterson 2, Anderson 2, Hendrickson 2, E. Tormanen 1, Weaver 1). Assists: Menahga 8 (M. Pinoniemi 3, Pfeifer 2, J. Tormanen 1, Peterson 1, Hendrickson 1). Steals: Menahga 13 (J. Tormanen 4, M. Pinoniemi 3, Pfeifer 2, Hendrickson 2, Peterson 1, Anderson 1). Blocked shots; Menahga 3 (J. Tormanen 1, E. Tormanen 1, M. Pinoniemi 1). Turnovers: NYM 19, Menahga 13.
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