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Pioneer sports briefs: Scott, McKaig score in double figures as Panthers earn first win

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Pioneer 42, LaCrosse 30 (Tuesday): Christian Scott scored 12 points, and Drew McKaig added 11 for the host Panthers as they earned their first win of the season Tuesday.

Pioneer held LaCrosse to just three points in the second quarter in assuming a 19-12 halftime lead. They extended the margin to 28-17 after three quarters.

Pioneer went 11 for 13 from the foul line.

LACROSSE (30) (0-4)

Gorski 3 2-2 10, Burkholder 2 1-2 5, McArdle 0 0-0 0, Welkie 0 0-0 0, Garwood 4 0-0 10, Kneifel 2 1-1 5, Rust 0 0-0 0, Sievers 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 11 4-5 30

PIONEER (42) (1-6)

Ezra Lewellen 2 0-0 4, Drew McKaig 3 4-4 11, Addai Lewellen 1 0-0 2, Christian Scott 5 2-2 12, Hunter Klepinger 3 0-2 6, Wyatt Zeider 0 0-0 0, Eli Miller 0 0-0 0, Jacob Zeigler 0 2-2 2, Beau Mersch 0 0-0 0, Gavin Clem 0 0-0 0, Cayden Hill 0 0-0 0, Oscar Solano 0 0-0 0, Caleb Sweet 1 3-3 5

TEAM: 15 11-13 42

Three-point field goals:

LaCrosse 4 (Gorski 2, Garwood 2),

Pioneer 1 (McKaig)

Total fouls: LaCrosse 14, Pioneer 9

Fouled out: Burkholder (LC)

Turnovers: LaCrosse 17, Pioneer 17

Score by quarters

LaCrosse 9 3 5 13 30

Pioneer 10 9 9 14 42

Girls basketball

Pioneer-Twin Lakes canceled: The Pioneer-Twin Lakes girls basketball game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. The Pioneer-LaVille game originally scheduled for Saturday has been postponed with no makeup date announced yet.

Pioneer, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, hosts Rochester Wednesday. Their next game is Tuesday night at home against Class 2A, No. 7 Lafayette Central Catholic.


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