Winning streak ends at the hands of Pequot
Mattie and Emily Lueck combined for 32 points Friday night as the Pequot Lakes Patriots snapped a six-game winning streak by Wadena-Deer Creek with a 62-43 Mid-State Conference victory.
Kayla Wangen and Kylie Beltz also reached double figures by scoring 11 points apiece as the Patriots locked up the Mid-State Conference title.
The regular season finale for both clubs saw the Wolverines losing for just the second time since Jan. 19. Brian Silbernick's team ended the regular season with a 10-14 mark and a 4-6 record in conference play.
The red-hot Patriots will take a 21-5 record into the first round up South Sub-Section 8AA action Thursday when they once again face the Wolverines in a 7 p.m. home game. The Pats won the Mid-State title with a 9-1 record.
Courtney Volkmann was WDC's scoring leader with 11 tallies. Hannah Toedter, Rachel Craig and Avery Jackson scored eight apiece.
WADENA-DEER CREEK (43)
H. Toedter 8, C. Volkmann 11, A. Jackson 8, R. Craig 8, E. Miron 6, R. Carlisle 2. Totals: 20/2 9-13 43
PEQUOT LAKES (62)
K. Beltz 11, K. Schmidt 6, M. Lueck 17, S. Thomas 2, E. Lueck 15, K. Wangen 11. Totals: 18/4 14-19 62
Wadena-Deer Creek 23 20 - 43
Pequot Lakes 32 30 - 62