Boys Basketball: Z-M tripped up by Pine Island
Ellis Hirman had 20 points and 20 rebounds, and teammate Jacob Tschann added 19 points, but it was not enough for Zumbrota-Mazeppa to win its regular-season finale as Pine Island won the Hiawatha Valley League matchup 74-59 Friday in Pine Island.
Not to be outdone by Hirman’s big night, the Panthers’ Ben Warneke had 38 points on 15 of 21 shooting from the field. He also had seven rebounds. Broc Finstuen added 10 points to Pine Island’s efforts.
The Cougars (7-15, 5-13 HVL) open first-round play in the Section 1AA tournament on Thursday. Seedings are yet to be announced.