Senior Bridget Bednar erupted for 34 points to lead visiting Pierz to an 80-50 drubbing over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE), Tuesday.
Bednar hit 14-of-26 shots from the field on the night and also grabbed 13 rebounds, with junior Kendra Fischer scoring 15 points and senior Tiara Hopkins putting in 14.
Junior Talyre Boser added seven points and eight rebounds and junior Shelbie Boser distributed six assists.
“We have really found our groove of late,” Pierz head coach Rich Teske said. “We are playing fundamentally sound basketball, moving the ball and scoring when we need to.”
That win followed up a 77-68 victory at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Monday, which moved Pierz into a tie for fifth place in the Central Minnesota Conference.
Pierz was led by four players in double figures scoring, including Bednar (18), junior Kayla Carter (16), Hopkins (14) and senior Kailey Egan (10).
Shelbie Boser followed with nine points and five steals and Fischer tallied seven points.
Bednar also pulled in 10 rebounds to post another double-double.
Huskers move into second
Holdingford went to overtime to knock off visiting Eden Valley-Watkins 50-43 and move into a tie for second place in the conference with the Eagles, Monday.
Seniors Sam Maciej (21), Joelle Ertl (13) and Jodi Middendorf (12) scored in double figures for the Huskers, accounting for all but four of the team’s points.
Section 6AA schedule
The Section 6AA playoffs are scheduled to begin Thursday for Pierz and Holdingford at the site of the higher seed, with the sub-section semifinals taking place at St. John’s University, Saturday, March 8.