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Boys Basketball: Big first half leads Verndale over Eagles

VERNDALE--A quick sprint by the Verndale Pirates led to an insurmountable 40-19 halftime lead, as the Pirates improved to 2-2 in Park Region Conference play. The Eagles fall to 0-5 in the conference and 1-10 overall.

Verndale's Dallas Ehrmantraut led all scorers with 21 points. Aaron Denny added 17. Marco Gomez scored 15 points. The trio scored all but 11 Pirate points in the 64-47 final.

The two-headed scoring monster of Adam Snelgrove and Charlie Peeters continued their team-leading efforts. Snelgrove scored 17; Peeters had 16. Dustin Gaudette added seven points.

Verndale improves to 3-7 overall on the season. The two teams will meet again February 10 in New York Mills.

Eagles 19 28 -- 47

Pirates 40 24 -- 64

Scoring Summary:

NEW YORK MILLS: Creedan Dunrud 3, Charlie Peeters 16, Keaton Norton 2, Adam Patron 2, Dustin Gaudette 7, Adam Snelgrove 17

VERNDALE: Christian Siedschlaw 4, Marcos Gomez 15, Dallas Ehrmantraut 21, Josh Gilb 2, James Kveton 3, DJ Blocker 2, Aaron Denny 17.

Robert Williams

Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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