By PATRICK SLACK
Senior Lindsay Monson and junior Michaela Rocheleau each recorded double-doubles as the Pierz girls basketball team held off Kimball Area 50-42, Tuesday.
A late surge by the visiting Cubs cut a 17-point Pierz lead to single digits, but the Pioneers’ defense clamped down to seal the victory.
Monson scored 17 points and Rocheleau had 15 points to lead Pierz, with each player grabbing 10 rebounds.
Senior Lisa Langer added 10 points and three steals, and junior Alyssa Boser had four points and four assists.
Juniors Elizabeth Tomala (2) and Megan Boser (1) and sophomore Bridget Bednar (1) rounded out the scoring.
It was the sixth consecutive win for Pierz, which improved to 6-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference.
The Pioneers play at Rockford Area, Friday.
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Pierz 50, Kimball Area 42
Kimball 16 26 – 42
Pierz 22 28 – 50
Pierz—Lindsay Monson, 17 (10 rebounds); Michaela Rocheleau, 15 (10 rebounds); Lisa Langer, 10 (3 steals); Alyssa Boser, 4 (4 assists); Elizabeth Tomala, 2; Bridget Bednar, 1; Megan Boser, 1 (4 assists).