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WDC cagers hand Bertha-Hewitt 57-47 setback

Hope Theisen netted 25 points as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines topped Bertha-Hewitt 57-47 Friday for their first cage victory of the season.

Theisen scored seven straight points in the first half as the Wolverines jumped out to a 22-8 lead with 10:48 remaining.

The Bears made it hot for the Wolverines in the second half scoring 16 points to WDC's eight. for a 39-38 lead with 8:25 to go. The Wolverines reversed the tide at that point and out-scored the Bears 18-8 the rest of the way.

The victory gave the Wolverines a 1-12 record. The loss dropped the Bears to 7-8.

Jennifer Craig came up with 15 points.

Kapphahn paced the Bears with 15 tallies. Rumor Stokes was held to eight points.

"That first one is always the toughest," WDC head coach Keith Ferris said. "We executed our game plan fairly well and came away with a 'W.'"


A. Kapphahn 15, A. Liebersbach 7, H. Van Hale 4, F. Rickbeil 8, R. Stokes 8, S.Tobeck 2, T. Shamp 3. Totals: 17/1 10-21 47


H. Theisen 25, C. Volkmann 2, C. Nelson 2, R. Schwartz 2, R. Langer 8, M. Barthel 1, J. Craig 15. Totals: 19/4 7-10 57

Bertha-Hewitt 21 26 — 47

WDC 28 29 — 57

Fouls: B-H 13; WDC 17

DGF 68, WDC 60

The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels hit on 39 of 58 free throw attempts in defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 68-60 Thursday night at Glyndon.

Ally Reno, Anna Smith and Faith Anderson scored 14, 13 and 12 points respectively for the Rebels.

WDC's Hope Theisen led all scorers with 25 tallies. Jennifer Craig tacked up 14 points.

The Wolverines shot 40 percent from the field.

The Rebels led 31-26 at the half but the Wolverines tied the game 56-all on a deuce by Craig at the 3:30 mark of the second period. The Rebels proceeded to make 12 of 18 free throws down the stretch.

The Wolverines were whistled for 35 fouls in the game with Theisen and Olivia Schwartz fouling out.

DGF (68)

N. Steichen 2, R. Oberg 3, F. Anderson 12, S. Honek 8, A. Smith 13, A. Reno 14, A. Brenna 5, K. Molstre 6, F. Mercil 2, A. Zutz 3. Totals: 13/1 39-58 68


H. Theisen 25, K. Evans 3, R. Schwartz 2, O. Schwartz 9, R. Langer 7, J. Craig 14. Totals: 20/4 16-24 60

DGF 31 37 — 68

WDC 26 34 — 60

Detroit Lakes 68, WDC 37

Shay Nielsen poured in 27 points and the Lakers shot 51 percent from the field in a Mid-State victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Jan. 28.

The Wolverines grabbed a 5-0 lead to start the game and trailed by only six, 24-18 with 9:05 to go in the first half but the Lakers out-scored the rest of the way 14-5 with Nielsen scoring eight.

Trailing 38-23 to begin the second half, the Wolverines missed their first three field goal attempts while the Lakers converted three for a 44-23 advantage.

Two-pointers by Rachel Schwartz and Hope Theisen accounted for all of WDC's scoring in the first eight minutes of the second half.

Mike Hoganson's Lakers held the Wolverines to only 14 points in the second half.

Nielsen, a 6-0 junior center, dropped in 11 field goals and made five of her eight free throw attempts. She was backed up in the scoring by Kyley Foster who scored 15 points,

Rylie Langer was WDC's high scorer with 15 points. Langer made three of WDC's five treys. Hope Theisen converted on two three-pointers en route to a 12-point scoring night. The Wolverines shot 31 percent from the field.

The Lakers won for the sixth straight time to improve their season mark to 10-4. Hoganson's team stayed undefeated in Mid-State play with a 5-0 record.


K. Foster 15, H. Jorgenson 8, K. Vagle 6, D. Greer 4, S. Nielsen 27, L. Lies 2, T. Hutchinson 4, B.Olson 2. Totals: 22/5 9-14 68


H. Theisen 12, R. Schwartz 2, R. Langer 15, J. Craig 8. Totals: 11/5 0-4 37

Detroit Lakes 38 30 — 68

WDC 23 14 — 37