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Photo by Brian Hansel Wadena-Deer Creek's Isaiah Toedter (23) runs up against Staples-Motley's Grant Longbella (24) under the WDC hoop in Tuesday's Mid-State Conference game.

WDC improves to 4-2 in Mid-State with win over Staples-Motley

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WDC improves to 4-2 in Mid-State with win over Staples-Motley
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Three Wadena-Deer Creek cagers scored in double figures as the Wolverines completed a regular season sweep of the Staples-Motley Cardinals Tuesday night with a 55-50 victory in Wadena.

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Jordan Reed came off the bench to score 16 points. Scott Fillhouer contributed 13 points underneath. Evan VanErp returned to the lineup after a one-game absence to net 11 points.

A scrappy first half of play gave Lynn Peterson's young Cardinals a 20-18 advantage at the midway point. The Wolverines doubled their scoring in the second half to out-point the Cards 37-30.

Eli Beachy led a balanced Staples-Motley scoring attack with 10 points.

The victory lifted the Wolverines to 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State Conference.

STAPLES-MOTLEY (50)

T. Roberts 6, E. Beachy 10, T. Glines 6, S. Auger 7, K. Jansson 9, J. Jenkins 3, G. Longbella 9.

WADENA-DEER CREEK (55)

E. VanErp 11, J. Sherman 7, R. Redfield 3, I. Toedter 5, J. Reed 16, S. Fillhouer 13.

Staples-Motley 20 30 -- 50

WDC 18 37 -- 55

Pequot Lakes 65,

WDC 54

The Patriots took advantage of 31 WDC turnovers Friday to hand the Wolverines their second Mid-State Conference loss of the season.

"The biggest difference in the game was turnovers," said WDC head coach Tom VanErp, who was missing Evan VanErp and Ben Birch from his lineup.

The Pats made all six of their treys in the first half to grab a 41-30 lead. Kurtis Moody had 10 of his 20 game points and Tomas Parker had eight of his 11. The Patriots played WDC to a 24-all tie in the second half.

Jordan Reed had 19 points for the Wolverines while Ryan Redfield scored a season-high 15. Redfield was 9-for-10 at the foul stripe on a night when the Wolverines canned 20 of their 24 free throw attempts.

"We shot well when we had the ball," said VanErp, noting that his club shot 84 percent at the line and 45.5 percent from the field.

The Pats were whistled 22 times but gave the ball up just 14 times.

WDC held a slim 30-29 rebounding edge with Reed pulling down nine.

Garry Grewe's Pequot club won for the sixth straight time, improving to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the Mid-State.

WDC (54)

J. Sherman 3, R. Redfield 15, I. Toedter 7, C. Tumberg 4, J. Reed 19, B. Silvers 4, S. Fillhouer 1. Totals: 12/3 20-24 54

PEQUOT LAKES (65)

J. Anderson 8, L. Lange 4, B. Craig 10, N. Green 5, R. Johnson 3, B. Tulenchik 2, K. Moody 20, T. Parker 11. Totals: 16/6 11-19 65

WDC 30 24 - 54

PL 41 24 - 65

Fouls: WDC 15, PL 22

Fouled Out: Parker (PL)

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