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Theisen tops 1,000-point scoring plateau

Wadena-Deer Creek senior Hope Theisen passed a milestone in her prep basketball career Friday as she topped the 1,000-point mark.

Wadena-Deer Creek senior Hope Theisen went over the 1,000-point scoring mark for her career Friday night in a 67-51 loss to Frazee on the WDC court.

Theisen entered the game needing eight points to reach the 1000-point mark. Theisen reached her goal in the first half with a three-point shot at the 4:58 mark. She finished the game with 26 points. Theisen ended the regular season by scoring 128 points in the final five games.

Josi Tappe was high-pointer for the Hornets with 21 points. Kennady Barland and Taylor Tappe put up 15 and 14 points respectively.

Jennifer Craig also reached double figures for WDC with a 12-point night.

Theisen also grabbed 10 of WDC's 31 rebounds and dished out four assists.

The Wolverines ended the regular season with a 4-19 record. Keith Ferris will lead his No. 8-seeded club against No. 1-seeded Hawley in a 7 p.m. South Sub-Section 8AA playoff game Thursday at Hawley.


T. Tappe 14, H. Oswald 3, M. Oswald 6, K. Smith 8, K. Barlund 15, J. Tappe 21. Totals:


H. Theisen 26, R. Schwartz 2, O. Schwartz 4, R. Langer 4, M. Nordlund 3, J. Craig 12. Totals: 15/4 9-9 51

Frazee 32 35 — 67

Wadena-Deer Creek 22 29 — 51

Fouls: Frazee 9; WDC 11

WDC 59, Sebeka 56

Hope Theisen dropped in a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining Tuesday as the Wolverines clinched non-conference win at Sebeka.

Gracie Lien turned the game into a nail-biter with 24 seconds left when she drew a two-shot foul. Lien missed the front end but made her second shot to pull Sebeka within one, 57-56.

Theisen was fouled by Heidi Olson with 10 seconds left and gave the Wolverines a three-point advantage. Rylie Langer collected the game's final rebound to secure possession for WDC as time expired.

The first half of Tuesday's game favored the Trojans. Sebeka took a 30-25 lead into the halftime locker room.

Sebeka led 45-38 in the second half when the Trojans hit a cold stretch. Rachel Schwartz and Jennifer Craig joined Langer and Theisen in a nine-point spree that put WDC on top 45-38. The Trojans tied the score twice after WDC's run but never regained the lead.

Theisen made nine deuces, two treys and went 9-for-11 at the free throw stripe. Langer canned three treys en route to a 12-point game. Craig dropped in five deuces for a 10-point scoring night.

Theisen also had a superb floor game with 12 teams and seven assists. Langer pulled down six of WDC's 24 boards.

Madison Lake led the Trojans with 12 points while Jordan Lillquist scored 11.


H. Theisen 33, R. Schwartz 2, O. Schwartz 2, R. Langer 12, J. Craig 10. Totals: 17/5 10-16 59


N. Stiles 9, G. Lien 6, J. Lillquist 11, M. Lake 12, E. Lillquist 6, M. Heino 3, H. Olson 9. Totals: 19/4 6-20 56

WDC 25 34 — 59

Sebeka 30 26 — 56

Fouls: Sebeka 18; WDC 19