By PATRICK SLACK
Swanville junior Marissa Evans scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against the Verndale girls basketball team, Tuesday.
However, the Pirates managed to hold off the Bulldogs down the stretch, winning 58-53.
Junior Tiffany Barthel also had a big game for Swanville, recording 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Senior Lexi Loven picked up six points and senior Molly Jordan scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Juniors Rachel Muhlenkamp and Abbey Schultz, sophomore Nikki Primus and freshman Danica Hanson each contributed two points.
Swanville travels to Upsala, Friday.
Verndale 58, Swanville 53
Verndale 26 32 – 58
Swanville 22 31 – 53
Swanville—Marissa Evans, 25 (11 rebounds, 3 steals); Tiffany Barthel, 14 (6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals); Lexi Loven, 6; Molly Jordan, 4 (8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals); Danica Hanson, 2 (3 assists); Rachel Muhlenkamp, 2; Nikki Primus, 2; Abbey Schultz, 2.