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Boys Basketball: Eagles fall on the road at Bertha-Hewitt


A balanced Bertha-Hewitt Bears (5-2) scoring attack was too much for the New York Mills boys basketball team (1-8) as they fell, in defeat, at Bertha 65-53 Thursday night in Park Region Conference action.


Adam Snelgrove continued his hot scoring streak putting up 20 points to lead all scorers. Charlie Peeters added 16 for the Eagles.

However, the Bears had four players in double figures and Bertha-Hewitt expanded an eight-point gap at halftime to a dozen points by the end of the second half.

The victory keeps Bertha-Hewitt tied atop the conference with a perfect 3-0 record. Pillager, who defeated NY Mills by one point, Tuesday night, is also 3-0.

The Eagles fall to 0-4 in Park Region standings.

NY Mills was done in from the line shooting only 3-11 from the stripe. The Bears had an eight-point advantage shooting 11-24 on a night they made more from the line and got to the line 14 more times.

Michael Grewe and Matthew Frethem each had a dozen points. Preston Riewer had 11 points. Trevor Murphy scored 10.

Dustin Gaudette added nine points for NY Mills. Only five Eagles scored in the game.

Eagle results

New York Mills at Bertha-Hewitt Thursday, Jan 5.

Eagles 23 30 - 53

Bears 31 34 - 65

Scoring stats (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) --NYM: C. Peeters 6-1-1-5-16; A. Patron 2-0-0-0-4; D; D. Gaudette 4-0-1-3-9; Snelgrove 5-3-1-2-20; C. Pettow 2-0-0-0-4. Team 19-4-3-10-53.

B-H: P. Riewer 3-1-2-5-11; T. Murphy 4-0-2-6-10; M. Grewe 3-2-0-2-12; M. Frethem 5-0-2-3-12; S. Voge 3-0-3-4-9; T. Dittberner 1-1-2-4-7; Z. Tranvick 2-0-0-0-4. Team: 21-4-11-24-65.

Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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