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Redfield's shooting touch leads WDC past the Cardinals

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Redfield's shooting touch leads WDC past the Cardinals
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Ryan Redfield continued to find the WDC court to be a good shooting site Friday in the Wolverines defeated Staples-Motley 54-50 Friday for their first Mid-State Conference win of the season.

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Redfield, who scored hit six treys and scored 23 points in WDC's home opener with Pine River-Backus, led the Wolverines again scoring 20 points, including nine off three-pointers.

"He had a great week," WDC Head Coach Tom VanErp said. "He shot the ball really well. It was good to see him get on track. I think he was just forcing things in the first few games."

The Wolverines went into the season expecting Redfield, Ben Birch and Evan VanErp to supply the bulk of their scoring. The challenge for the team at this point in to find that fourth consistent scorer, a guy who can give the team 6-8 points every time out.

"That really makes a difference between winning by 10 or losing by two," VanErp said.

Seth Auger and Grant Longbella paced the Cards with 12 and 10 points respectively. The Cards killed themselves with their poor shooting from the field where they canned just 19 of 67 attempts for a weak 28 percent.

The Cards out-rebounded the Wolverines 56-32 but were guilty of 26 fouls and 23 turnovers.

The Wolverines will face Marantha Christian at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Fergus Falls Christmas Tournament. WDC's new gymnasium, which will open the fall, is expected to resemble the Fergus Falls facility in several ways.

STAPLES-MOTLEY (50)

K. Jansson 8, S. Suess 4, J. Busker 5, G. Coughlin 3, G. Longbella 10, Z. Borders 2, S. Auger 12, B. Huber 6. Totals: 13/6 6-8 50

WDC(54)

R. Redfield 20, B. Birch 12, E. VanErp 11, J. Sherman 5, M. Paulson 4, M. Laughlin 2. Totals: 11/6 14-30 54

Staples-Motley 14 36 -- 50

Wadena-Deer Creek 21 33 -- 54

Fouls: S-M 26, WDC 13

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