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Wadena-Deer Creek's Dane Hoffman (55) tries to stop Staples-Motley standout Jordan Riewer (32) from scoring during first half action Tuesday in a Mid-State Conference game.

Riewer racks up 33 as Cardinals hand Wolverines 79-61 cage loss

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Riewer racks up 33 as Cardinals hand Wolverines 79-61 cage loss
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

What do you do with Jordan Riewer?

The future Jamestown College player hit four treys and scored 33 points Tuesday as the Staples-Motley Cardinals downed Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 79-61 in a Mid-State Conference tilt.

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The Cardinals, who are fighting Crosby-Ironton for first place in the Mid-State, stopped a three-game winning streak by the Wolverines with another strong offensive effort. Jon Bristow and Derek Wohlhowe combined for 31 points in the victory.

Jordan Reed was high-point man for the Wolverines with 22. Kevin Tumberg and Scott Syverson put up 13 and 10 points respectively.

"We didn't play poorly, we just didn't do a good enough job of slowing down Jordan Riewer," VanErp said. "He took over the game late in the first half and it continued into the second half. He penetrated, passed, shot 3's. We didn't have an answer for him tonight."

Defensively, VanErp credited the Cardinals with being able to hold Ryan Nelson to just three points. Nelson has averaged in double figures since the first of the year. VanErp got scoring from 10 of his players.

STAPLES-MOTLEY (79)

T. Roberts 2, J. Peterson 13, D. Wolhowe 14, J. Riewer 33, J. Bristow 17. Totals: 20/9 12-15 79

WADENA-DEER CREEK (61)

S. Syverson 10, D. Cantrell 2, S. Fillhouer 2, J. Sherman 2, K. Tumberg 13, R. Nelson 3, T. Byman 3, J. Reed 22, D. Hoffman 1, G. Kellogg 3. Totals: 15/8 7-11 61

Staples-Motley 38 41 - 79

Wadena-Deer Creek 25 36 - 61

Fouls: S-M 16, WDC 15

WDC 51, Pequot Lakes 48

The Wolverines made it three in a row Friday night as they clipped the Patriots by three points in a Mid-State Conference battle.

Ryan Nelson tacked up 15 points in the balanced attack while Kevin Tumberg added 12. The strong-shooting Wolverines connected on seven of their three-point shots.

Pequot Lakes' Kurtis Moody led all scorers with 17 tallies. Michael Goerges netted 11 points.

The Wolverines improved to 7-6 overall.

WADENA-DEER CREEK (51)

S. Syverson 9, K. Tumberg 12, R. Nelson 15, J. Reed 7, A. Kern 6, G. Kellogg 2. Totals: 12/7 6-12 51

PEQUOT LAKES (48)

J. Anderson 2, M. Goerges 11, M. Michaelson 4, K. Moody 17, T.Parker 6, M. Ward 8. Totals: 18/2 6-11 48

WDC 30 21 - 51

PL 28 20 - 48

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Brian Hansel
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