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Adam Snelgrove drives the lane. He scored 11 points in NY Mills' season-ending loss at Ulen-Hitterdal.

Thursday boys basketball playoff recaps

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Ulen-Hitterdal 59, New York Mills 56

The New York Mills Eagles boys basketball team (18-7) saw their season come to an end at Ulen-Hitterdal (18-9), 59-56, in Section 6A action.

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The Eagles led by as much as 12 early in the first half, but six 3-pointers from Spartan sophomore Landon Schultz and a big game from junior forward Troy Peterson led the Spartans to a big second half comeback.

The Eagles led by four at the break, 32-28, but Peterson scored and drew a foul early in the second frame. His free throw gave Ulen-Hitterdal the lead for good.

The Spartans would never lead by more than four down the stretch. NY Mills closed to within a point multiple times.

With the clock under 30 seconds, Isaiah Bauck was called for traveling on a possession that could have seen the Eagles take the lead. Schultz struggled to ice the game from the free throw line allowing the Eagles a last gasp with under ten ticks remaining.

The ball ended up in the hands of Tanner Wegscheid, after a Bryce Pazdernik miss from three. Wegscheid fired a tying shot as the buzzer sounded. The ball entered the cylinder and rimmed out.

H: NYM 32, U-H 28.

Scoring, NYM: Huwe 16, Imsande 12, Snelgrove 11, Bauck 10, Wegscheid 7.

U-H: Schultz 28, Peterson 17, Henrickson 6, Brooks 2, Carpenter 2, Lien 2, Stevens 2.

Perham 77, Frazee 28

Nick Tobkin continued his hot shooting scoring 20 points to lead the Yellowjackets over the Hornets in Section 8AA playoffs, 77-28. Mark Schumacher scored 12 points.

The blowout allowed Perham to rotate their entire bench seeing 12 Yellowjackets get on the score sheet.

Perham (25-1) advances to face Hawley (17-8). The Nuggets escaped the first round of the playoffs with a victory over Crosby-Ironton, 66-50. The Hawley/Perham game will be played in Perham, this Saturday, Mar. 12, at 7 p.m., at Prairie Wind Middle School.

The 25th victory of the season is a new school record.

PERHAM

Nick Tobkin 20 (4 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast), Sam Stratton 12 (6 reb), Mark Schumacher 12 (6 reb, 2 ast, 4 blk), Jordan Bruhn 7 (12 ast, 5 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk), Jordan Cresap 7 (4 reb, 2 ast), Jordan Anderson 6 (2 ast), Mike Wiskow 4, Des Duffy 2, Gabe Pankonin 2, Jordan Hein 2, Dan Cavanagh 2, Matt Formanek 1.

2's--25; 3's--6; FT's--9/12; Fouls--9.

Rebounds--32; Steals--9; Assists--23; Turnovers--4; Blocked Shots--6.

FRAZEE

Cory Wokasch 10, Daniel Janu 6, Storm Green 5, Beau Hanson 4, Baxter Bachmann 3.

2's--13; 3's--0; FT's--2/6; Fouls--9.

Rebounds--16; Turnovers--12.

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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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