Despite the all-out team effort by the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles hoopsters Saturday night,
Feb. 23, the Pierz Pioneers ultimately emerged with a 63-59 win at home. A back and forth, exciting battle was the theme of the night, as the two clubs posted a 27-27 tie at the half. The second half action didn’t disappoint, and though the outcome could have gone either way, the Pioneers slowed down the soaring birds just long enough to run out the clock.
The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles scoring attack included senior guard Brent Stenger, 20; senior forward Kirby Knutson, 4; sophomore guard Bret Mattice, 22; sophomore forward Jared Streit, 9; senior guard Austin Pelkey, 2; and senior forward Mitchell Lease, 2. Eden Valley-Watkins remains at 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Conference, and 11-12 overall. The Eagles close out the season on the road March 1st, as they pay a visit to Minnewaska Area High.