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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com After requiring overtime to beat Kimball Area earlier in the season, Pierz slipped by in a nail-biter once again over the host Cubs 51-50, Tuesday. Kimball had an opportunity to extend its lead to three with nine seconds remaining, but missed a pair of free throws. Pierz snatched the [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Little Falls maintained sole possession of first place in the Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) with a 70-53 pasting of visiting Albany, Tuesday. The Flyers cruised to a 36-19 halftime lead, then maintained their 17-point advantage throughout the second half to improve to 11-2 in GRC play. Senior Collin Eckman [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Seniors Mitch Bednar and Cullin Carter powered Pierz to a tightly contested 59-55 home win over Maple Lake in Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) action, Friday. Both players posted double-doubles in the game, with Bednar finishing with 23 points and 11 rebounds and Carter recording 20 points and 10 rebounds. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Sixth-ranked Browerville has only lost two games this season. However, both of them have been dealt by Upsala, as the fourth-ranked Cardinals knocked off the host Tigers 63-56, Friday, to remain undefeated and seize firm control of first place in the Prairie Conference. Upsala started the game strong, dashing [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Swanville didn’t hit a shot from beyond the arc. But that didn’t matter in the end, as a dominant performance inside, led by sophomore Jordan Sales, lifted the Bulldogs to a 63-58 victory at West Central Area, Friday. Sales finished with 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting, with senior Austin [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton withstood nine three-point shots from Eagle Valley to knock off the visiting Rebels 62-51, Friday. Senior Luke Wentland put together a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Royals, while senior Matt Silbernick contributed 14 points and five assists. Senior Justin Opatz hit 5-of-6 free [...]

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