By PATRICK SLACK
With a 42-10 lead at halftime, Pierz’ lead over visiting Pine City was well in hand, Tuesday.
On top of that, the Pioneers had an injury-depleted starting lineup.
So, Pierz head coach Rich Teske opted to open the second half with five Bosers on the floor: seniors Alyssa and Megan and sophomores Shelbie, Talyre and Bailey.
Four minutes later, the group subbed out, but the domination lasted, as Pierz rolled to a 67-20 win, holding Pine City to a mere 10 points in each half.
“Not many coaches can play five people with the same last name,” Pierz head coach Rich Teske said. “We played a great game, start to finish.”
Sophomore Kayla Carter led the way with 20 points, followed by Alyssa Boser with 11, junior Bridget Bednar with 10 and Megan Boser with eight.
Carter also grabbed 13 rebounds and Megan Boser distributed six assists.
Carter nets 20 as Pierz pounds BBE 74-52
Carter led four players in double figures with 20 points to power Pierz past host Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) 74-52, Feb. 15.
Alyssa Boser and Megan Boser followed Carter with 13 points apiece, while junior Tiara Hopkins picked up 11.
Alyssa Boser also grabbed 12 rebounds to post a double-double and passed out four assists.
EVW trips up Holdingford
Sophomore Joelle Ertl netted 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to carry Holdingford against Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) power Eden Valley-Watkins (EVW) in a 65-38 road defeat, Feb. 15.
Senior Jena Volkers and junior Jodi Middendorf each added six points.
Fifth-seeded Pierz opens the Sub-Section 6AA North tournament at fourth-seeded Albany while eighth-seeded Holdingford plays at top-seeded Staples Motley, Thursday.
The winners of those games will meet Saturday, March 2.