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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

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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