Wolverines end regular season with a 71-62 win
Hope Theisen scored 19 points and Caitlin Volkmann added 14 as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines topped the Panthers 71-62 Feb. 21 at Park Rapids.
Charity Ridlon chalked up 17 points for the Panthers, and Katie Klein and Gabie Johnson combined for 21 points.
The Wolverines finished their Mid-State Conference season with a 5-4 mark. WDC was 16-9 going into the South Sub-Section 8AA tournament.
Hawley was ranked No. 1 in the south half of the section with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (2), Pelican Rapids (3), Frazee (4), Wadena-Deer Creek (5), Breckenridge (6), Barnesville (7) and Perham (8).
Crookston secured the No. 1 seed in the north half of Section 8AA, followed by Pequot Lakes (2), Crosby-Ironton (3), Warroad (4), Bagley (5), Park Rapids (6) and Roseau (7).
The south half semifinal games will be held Saturday at Concordia College in Moorhead at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bemidji State will host the north half semis at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The south half championship will be decided Tuesday at Concordia, with the north half title game set Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the Bemidji State court. Friday's Section 8AA championship game will be held at Bemidji State beginning at 7 p.m.
WADENA-DEER CREEK (71)
H. Theisen 19, Casey Volkmann 4, S. Schissel 5, Caitlin Volkmann 14, E. Miron 9, C. Dumpprope 2, M. Moenkedick 9, J. Craig 9.
PARK RAPIDS (62)
J. Rittgers 2, M. Olson 5, M. Grimes 4, K. Klein 11, T. Lauderbaugh 6, C. Ridlon 17, B. Wolff 7, G. Johnson 10.
Park Rapids 27 35 - 62
WDC 39 32 - 71