By PATRICK SLACK
The score was closer, but the result was still the same, as Pierz capped the week with a close 63-57 home win over Maple Lake.
The Pioneers led 39-32 at halftime before Maple Lake battled back to take the lead in the second half.
Pierz rallied right back, though, to pull out the narrow win.
Senior Lindsay Monson led the Pioneers with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Senior Lisa Langer followed with 12 points and sophomore Bridget Bednar had 11 to also reach double figures.
Junior Alyssa Boser added nine points and nine rebounds.
Pierz hosts Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Tuesday.
Pierz 63, Maple Lake 57
Maple Lake 32 25 – 57
Pierz 39 24 – 63
Pierz—Lindsay Monson, 22 (12 rebounds, 5 blocks); Lisa Langer, 12; Bridget Bednar, 11 (7 rebounds); Alyssa Boser, 9 (9 rebounds).