Aitkin at Pillager

Aitkin at Pillager

January 7, 2022 0


The Pillager Huskies scored a win over the Aitkin Gobblers in a Section 7AA matchup.

Offense was hard to come by in the first half as both teams had turnover issues. Pillager led 10-2 as eight minutes had ticked off the clock.

The Huskies’ finally caught some fire and pushed the lead to 24-9 after a 12-0 run. Pillager would close out the half up 30-13.

Aitkin started the second half with five straight points to cut the lead to twelve, Pillager pushed the lead up to 21, and the Gobblers again battled back. A 13-4 run cut the Huskies’ advantage to 12 again at 48-36 with just under six minutes to play. However, the Gobblers couldn’t sustain the momentum, and Pillager expanded the cushion again, closing out the game with a 20-point victory.

Both teams next travel to Wadena-Deer Creek. Pillager, who climbed to 4-4 on Tuesday, and the Gobblers, now 2-6 take on the Wolverines Thursday.

Team Stats: Turnovers – Ait 22, Pill 25; Rebounds (off.) – Pill 42 (11), Ait 32 (8); Free Throws – Pill 16/23, Ait 11/21

Aitkin leaders: Gus Sanford 13 pts, 2 stls; Zack MacDonald 8 pts, 4 stls, 2 assts; Jaeland Williams 8 pts, 2 stls

Pillager Leaders: Eli Miller 14 pts, 3 stls; Grayson Beard 12 pts, 5 stls, 2 blocks; Jacob Dixon 12 pts; Tytan Skeesick 10 pts, 2 assts, 2 blks

Postgame Interview with Pillager Coach Jim Bentson: