Wolverines hang 40-21 loss on Detroit Lakes
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines climbed above the .500 mark in the Mid-State Conference Tuesday night by upsetting Detroit Lakes 40-21 on the WDC hardcourt.
The Wolverines found themselves on top at the half by an 8-7 margin. They showed more spark in the second half out-pointing the Lakers 32-14.
"The girls had something to prove in the second half," Ferris said.
The Wolverines became the first team this season to hold the Lakers to less than 35 points.
Emily Miron was the only player on either side to reach double figures putting 17 points in the net. Trish Hutchinson led the Lakers with eight points.
Miron also had seven blocks and six rebounds for the Wolverines. Hope Theisen was credited with five assists.
The defensive victory avenged a 67-58 loss to the Lakers Dec. 13 and boosted WDC's conference record to 4-3. The Wolverines ended the month of January with a 6-3 mark and went into February with a 14-5 record overall. The Lakers fell to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in the Mid-State.
DETROIT LAKES (21)
C. Gray 2, C. Hedstrom 3, S. Nielsen 1, K. Muckenhirn 7, T. Hutchinson 8. Totals: 6/1 6-12 21
WADENA-DEER CREEK (40)
H. Theisen 9, S. Schissel 2, C. Volkmann 6, E. Miron 17, A. Jackson 4, M. Moenkedick 2. Totals: 8/5 9-13 21
Detroit Lakes 7 14 -- 21
Wadena-Deer Creek 8 32 -- 40
Fouls: DL 12; WDC 14
Fouled Out: Moenkedick (WDC)
Staples-Motley 63, WDC 54
Kelly Pearson tacked up 26 points as the eighth-seeded Cardinals completed a regular season sweep of the Wolverines Friday night in Staples.
The Wolverines tried to run with the Mid-State Conference leaders in their first season meeting and lost by 30 on Dec. 6.
"We were very patient with the ball in the first half, working it around until we had the open shot," Ferris said.
The Cards took a 34-28 lead into the halftime locker room.
The Cardinals were ready as the second half began and built their lead to 10 with 14:20 on the clock. The Wolverines staged a comeback and a trey from Hope Theisen tied the game at 48-all. The Wolverines trailed 55-54 with 47 seconds left on the clock but Pearson hit on eight of her 10 free throw shots down the stretch.
Emily Miron had a double-double for the Wolverines with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Avery Jackson chipped in with 17 points.
The Cardinals, who were coming off a 76-64 loss to Pelican Rapids Jan. 23, connected on 10 of their three-point shots. Friday's victory gave the Cards 14-3 mark overall and a 7-0 record in the Mid-State.
"I thought we played very well," Ferris said. "Staples is a very good team and we just showed that we can stick right with them."
WADENA-DEER CREEK (54)
H. Theisen 9, C. Volkmann 5, E. Miron 20, A. Jackson 17, M. Moenkedick 3. Totals: 17/4 8-10 54
J. Beachy 2, M. Holst 4, M. Wing 7, K. Pearson 26, J. McGillvray 12, B.J. Mathe 6. Totals: 10/10 13-18 63
Wadena-Deer Creek 28 26 -- 54
Staples-Motley 34 29 -- 63
Wadena-Deer Creek 61,
Pine River-Backus 58
Three WDC cagers scored in double figures Thursday as the Wolverines came from behind to beat the Tigers.
"Pine River-Backus is a very good team, for most of the game we were played catch-up," WDC Head Coach Keith Ferris said. "Every time we would tie it up they would make a run."
The Wolverines turned the tables with their outside shooting, which was extraordinary. Ferris saw his team can 12 three point shots with Caitlin Volkmann and Hope Theisen combining for seven treys in a 32-27 second half comeback.
"We were able to get the defense off balance and we didn't force any shots," Ferris said.
Avery Jackson, who went 8-for-8 at the foul stripe, led the Wolverines with 17 points while Volkmann canned 15 and Theisen scored 14.
Emily Miron was held to six points in the post but she led the team with 11 rebounds and seven blocks. Volkmann and Theisen also came up with big floor games as the duo dished out a combined 13 assists.
Pine River-Backus star Tatum Sheley left everyone behind with a whopping 36 points. Brittany Kelley scored 12.