By PATRICK SLACK
A swarming press defense executed by Verndale kept Swanville from being able to take the Pillager tournament title, as the Pirates emerged with a 70-45 victory, Tuesday.
Senior Tiffany Barthel and sophomore Steph Koetter each scored 11 points and senior Marissa Evans posted 10 points and 11 rebounds for Swanville.
Sophomore Danica Hanson (6), seniors Abbey Schultz (3) and Chloee Larson (2) and junior Nikki Primus (2) also scored.
Swanville hosts Royalton, Thursday. Evans enters the game with 985 career points.