Area Girls Basketball: Verndale gets better of WDC


VERNDALE — Reagan Ludovissie continued her hot play as she scored 20 points to lead the Verndale Pirates to a 57-54 Park Region Conference victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Verndale’s Avery Amerud tallied 11 points followed by nine from Katie Blaha and eight from Taylor Johnson.

W-DC received 15 points from Montana Carsten. Payton Gravelle scored 13 and Adyson Gravelle scored 12 points.

“It was a tough battle over in Verndale tonight,” WDC head coach Jordan Cresep said. “It was a physical game with resilient competitors on both sides. I thought we played well defensively for the most part, but offensively we got careless with the ball for stretches in the second half, which led to some Verndale scores. Credit them for playing tough tonight.”

Addyson Gravelle 12, Montana Carsten 15, Jada Dykhoff 5, Kennedy Ness 1, Lola Pulver 2, Ashley Pavek 6, Payton Gravelle 13. FG 16-47 (34%), FT 17-23 (73.9%). 3-point 5-16 (31.3%). Conference: 0-1. Overall: 2-1. Next: hosts New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Avery Amerud 11, Mallory Uselman 7, Taylor Johnson 8, Katie Blaha 9, Reagen Ludovissie 20. FG 19-50 (38%), FT 16-30 (53.3%). 3-point 3-15 (20%). Conference: 1-0. Overall: 3-1. Next: hosts Sebeka 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Little Falls 53, Upsala 42

UPSALA — Malin Youngberg tallied 13 points and seven rebounds to pace the Little Falls Flyers to a 53-42 non-conference victory over the Upsala Cardinals Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Leah LeBlanc finished with seven points, 12 rebounds and five steals for the Flyers who saw nine different players find the scoring column.

Dakota Soltis 14, Isabelle Leners 1, Samantha Pilarski 11, Zoey Leners 4,Brenna Graves 6, Hannah Heesen 6. FG 16-30 (53%), FT 6-15 (40%). 3-point 4-15 (26%).

Grace LeClair 6, Haylee Fredregill 2, Janea Saldana 4, Sophia Sinclair 5, Claire VanRisseghem 6, Leah LeBlanc 7, Maria Smude 3, Malin Youngberg 13, Riley Becker 7. FG 21-50 (42%), FT 9-16 (56%). 3-point 2-11 (18%). Overall: 2-1. Next: at Mora 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Pillager 62, Bertha-Hewitt 59

PILLAGER — Pillager’s Alivia Brown posted 24 points for the Huskies as they defeated the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 62-59 Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Jada Loucks added 18 points for the Huskies in the Park Region Conference game.

Bertha-Hewitt 31 28 – 59

Jorja Weishalla 3, Michaela Barthel 16, Ava Bauch 9, Taylor Mitchell 2, Rochelle Dean 8, Carissa Winscher 15, Kendal Beyatt 6.

Azil Pulak 4, Alayna Kavanaugh 7, Aidyn Schuett 3, Ava Swanson 6, Alivia Brown 24, Jada Loucks 18. Conference: 1-0. Overall: 2-1. Next: at Henning 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Staples-Motley 55, LPGE 45

STAPLES — Lauren Rutten scored 22 points and Livi Lorber added 13 as the Staples-Motley Cardinals downed the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder 55-45 Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 24 21 — 45

Staples-Motley 31 24 — 55

Caroline Kuehne 2, Isabelle Otremba 8, Alexis Woeste 2, Brooklyn Lux 23, Madelyn Wehrspann 10.

Livi Lorber 13, Ellie Lange 3, Miranda Schotzko 4, Izzy Olander 2, Lauren Rutten 22, Pam Lawrence 9, Camden Anderson 2. Overall: 1-1. Next: hosts Pierz 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Lake Region 39, Maplewood 25

HUTCHINSON — Annalis Benson led the Lake Region Christian Hornets with 13 points as they defeated Maplewood Academy 39-25 Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Harley Amundson finished with six points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets.

Madi Hoffer 2, Jaqueline Lopez 2, Serena Johnston 8, Sonni Hafer 2, Nyafheal Dak 11.

Annalis Benson 13, Bella Stephens 4, Aleah DeVries 4, Rebecca Anderson 2, Maddie Smith 6, Katrina Grotzke 2, Tamara DeVries 2, Harley Amundson 6. FG 18-71 (25.4%), FT 0-5 (0%). 3-point 3-21 (14.3%). Overall: 1-0. Next: hosts Rosemount 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Nevis 65, Pine River-Backus 41

PINE RIVER — Brianna Hanneken scored 12 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 65-41 Northwoods Conference loss to the Nevis Tigers Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Mimi Bueckers added nine points and Alaura Dahl and Ella Dahl each scored eight for PRB.

Pine River-Backus 15 26 — 41

Adeline Bjorklund 2, Clair Isaacson 11, Ava Forbes 21, Grace McNamee 4, Kayli Bessler 15, Mya Stacey 1.

Alaura Dahl 8, Brianna Hanneken 12, Ella Dahl 8, Sawyer Tulenchik 2, Mimi Bueckers 9, Aaliyah Lewis 2. Conference: 0-0. Overall: 0-3. Next: at Lake of the Woods 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

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