WDC cagers capture third place in Sebeka tournament
Four Wadena-Deer Creek shooters scored in double figures Dec. 28 as the Wolverines racked up third-place honors in the Sebeka Holiday Tournament by topping the host Trojans 74-70 in overtime.
Dylan Dumpprope paced the Wolverines with 23 points. Isaac Laughlin clicked for 21 tallies. Jacob Goeden and Blake Connell added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
A field goal by Dumpprope sent the game into overtime with nine seconds left. Dumpprope, Laughlin and Connell all made four points in the overtime period.
The Trojans were leading by eight with two minutes left.
"We made some mistakes during the stretch that didn't help us," Sebeka Head Coach Jon Lillquist said.
Carlos Castro, a 5-9 forward, was high point man for Sebeka with 20. Derek Lillquist, Jason Steinke and Justin Clark all pumped in 11 points.
The overtime win was the first coaching victory for WDC Interim Head Coach Doug Haas, and gave the Wolverines a 4-4 season mark.
The Wolverines host Park Rapids on Tuesday and go on the road Friday for a game with Verndale.
D. Lillquist 11, J. Steinke 11, J. Clark 11, C. Castro 20, K. Skaro 2, R. Johnson 2, T. Brockpahler 6. Totals: 18/9 7-15 70
T. Horn 2, J. Goeden 12, B. Connell 11, J. Reinitz 4, I. Laughlin 21, J. Price 1, D. Dumpprope 23. Totals: 18/7 17-28 74
Sebeka 34 27 9 - 70
WDC 27 34 13 - 74
Fouls: Sebeka 27, WDC 18
Northland 63, WDC 54
The Wolverines faltered in the second half Dec. 27, dropping their opening game of the Sebeka Holiday Tournament to Northland.
The two clubs went into their locker rooms at halftime, tied at 30-all. The Wolverines did some impressive three-point shooting and converted half their first half points from beyond the arc.
"They stayed in the game in the first half by hitting some big shots," Northland Head Coach Joe Watkins said.
Blake Connell was high point man for WDC with 16 points. Dylan Dumpprope scored 14 and Isaac Laughlin netted 10.
Dumpprope was a force under the boards with 14 of WDC's 29 rebounds. The Eagles pulled down 36 rebounds.
Patrick Kemper took charge for Northland and paced the Eagles with 24 points. Zak Nornberg canned 16 points and Jordan Perkins scored 11.
The Eagles went on to edge New York Mills 64-62 and win the holiday tournament.
M. Woods 4, A. Likens 1, S. Grundmann 2, E. Wake 5, Z. Nornberg 16, P. Kemper 24, J. Perkins 11, J. Wicks 2. Totals: 23/1 14-25 63
B. Connell 16, D. Dumpprope 14, I. Laughlin 10, J. Goeden 7, J. Reinitz 5, K. Paulson 2. Totals: 14/6 8-16 54
Northland 30 33 - 63
WDC 30 24 - 54
Fouls: Northland 16, WDC 23
Fouled Out: Goeden (WDC)