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Cards hold Wolverines to season-low 33 points

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The state-ranked Staples-Motley Cardinals kept their unbeaten Mid-State Conference record intact at home Jan. 25 with a 55-33 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek.

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The 33-point scoring night was a season-low for the Wolverines. Keith Ferris saw his club put up 48 points in a Dec. 4 loss to Staples-Motley on the local hardcourt.

The outcome was far from certain at halftime as the Cards took a paltry 23-21 lead into the locker room.

The Cards converted 18 of 20 free throw shots for a sizzling 90 percent. Staples-Motley posted a 32-13 scoring advantage in the second half.

"Defensively, we came out and played one of the best first halves I have seen us play," Ferris said. "We only scored six points in the last 10 minutes of the game. We need to put a complete game together."

The victory gave Class AA's eighth-seeded Cardinals a 7-0 record in Mid-State play and a 12-4 mark overall. The Wolverines dropped to 3-3 in the Mid-State and 10-8 overall.

The Wolverines are slated to host Mid-State foe Pequot Lakes on Tuesday and Mid-State rival Crosby-Ironton on Friday.

WADENA-DEER CREEK (33)

H. Theisen 5, S. Schissel 5, C. Volkmann 6, M. Hartman 2, E. Miron 13, M. Moenkedick 2. Totals: 10/4 1-3 33

STAPLES-MOTLEY (55)

J. Beachy 6, M. Holst 4, M. Wing 7, K. Spar 4, K. Pearson 17, B. Wolhowe 4, K. Nyhus 6, G. Wolhowe 2, J. McGillivray 5. Totals: 11/8 18-20 55

WDC 21 13 -- 33

S-M 23 32 -- 55

Fouls: WDC 19; S-M 12

Breckenridge 63, WDC 42

The Cowgirls used a fast start to dominate the first half of a Jan. 22 tilt with WDC on the Breckenridge hardcourt.

The Cowgirls grabbed an 11-2 lead to start the game and went into the locker room at halftime with a 43-16 lead.

Alsye Engen paced Breck with 21 points while Morgan LeNoue scored 16 and Haley Bommersbach netted 15.

Emily Miron was the only WDC cager to finish in double figures, netting 17 points. The 6-2 senior had a double-double by pulling down a team-high 12 rebounds. Melissa Moenkedick was right behind with 11.

Katrina Dahlgren dished out 11 assists for Breckenridge. Caitlin Volkmann came up with seven assists for WDC.

The Wolverines shot a cool 22 percent from the field.

WADENA-DEER CREEK (42)

H. Theisen 7, S. Schissel 4, C. Volkmann 7, E. Miron 17, M. Moenkedick 7. Totals: 13/2 10-21 42

BRECKENRIDGE (63)

A. Engen 21, M. LeNoue 16, K. Dahlgren 2, A. Beyer 4, H. Bommersbach 15, K. Conzemius 4. Totals: 16/5 17-20 63

Wadena-Deer Creek 16 26 - 42

Breckenridge 43 20 - 63

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