WDC girls dominate Park Rapids 57-26
A dominating first half performance carried the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past Park Rapids Tuesday night 57-26.
The Wolverines jumped out to a 41-16 halftime lead by taking advantage of Park Rapids turnovers.
"We started the game aggressively, creating some turnovers for points and shot the ball well," WDC head coach Brian Silbernick said.
After a weak free throw shooting night in last Friday's Mid-State Conference loss to Crosby-Ironton, the Wolverines hit on 10 of their 16 first-half foul shots against the Panthers.
Courtney Volkmann paced the Wolverines with three treys and 16 points. Avery Jackson came up with 14 points and four steals.
The Panthers were led by Hannah Wolff's 10 points.
Kelsi Crawford grabbed nine boards while Volkmann, Jackson, Hannah Toedter and Emily Hammes all grabbed six.
"I was pleased with our overall rebounding as a team that limited the number of second chances by Park Rapids," Silbernick said.
The Panthers turned the ball over 19 times to WDC's 12.
The Wolverines will host Bertha-Hewitt Tuesday.
PARK RAPIDS (26)
H. Wolff 10, H. Lundin 4, S. Shogren 2, A. Carlson 6, O. Vaadeland 4. Totals: 10 6-15 26
WADENA-DEER CREEK (57)
H. Theisen 3, H. Toedter 7, C. Volkmann 16, A. Jackson 14, E. Hammes 2, K. Crawford 9, R. Carlisle 4, E. Miron 2. Totals: 15/4 15-26 57
Park Rapids 16 10 - 26
Wadena-Deer Creek 41 16 - 57
Fouls: PR 14, WDC 13
C-I 44, WDC 39
Jana Anderson tacked up 15 points and Missy Foote added 10 as the Rangers shaded the Wolverines Friday at WDC.
WDC's Courtney Volkmann sank five of her eight treys and scored a game-high 17 points. Volkmann was held scoreless in the second half
The Wolverines started slowly but rallied to pull within two of the Rangers, 28-26, at the midway point.
C-I dominated defensively in the second half allowing only five field goals and a total of 11 points. The Wolverines had trouble with their free throw shooting as they made only one of six shots in the second half and just three of 12 for the game.
"C-I is a well disciplined team and were a little more physical than we were inside," Silbernick said.
K. Swanhorst 8, J. Anderson 15, S. Prushek 9, S. Miller 2, M. Foote 10. Totals: 11/4 10-14 44
WADENA-DEER CREEK (39)
H. Toedter 4, C. Volkmann 20, A. Jackson 6, K. Crawford 5, R. Craig 2, R. Carlisle 2. Totals: 9/6 3-12 39
Wadena-Deer Creek 28 11 - 39
Crosby-Ironton 26 18 - 44
Fouls: C-I 13; WDC 15