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Wadena-Deer Creek's Jordan Reed (35) finds himself in heavy traffic as he goes for two points in Tuesday's tilt with Bertha-Hewitt on the Wadena hardcourt.
Photo by Brian Hansel Wadena-Deer Creek's Jordan Reed (35) finds himself in heavy traffic as he goes for two points in Tuesday's tilt with Bertha-Hewitt on the Wadena hardcourt.

Wolverines shade Bears 45-42

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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines opened their February schedule Tuesday night with a 45-42 cage win over Bertha-Hewitt.

Defense ruled in the Wadena Elementary gym Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines edged Bertha-Hewitt in boys' basketball action.

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Playing their second game in two nights and their sixth in 11 days, the Wolverines made a shaky 22-20 halftime lead stand up against the Bears, who dropped to 9-4 overall.

Evan VanErp and Jordan Reed were high point men for the Wolverines with 12 tallies apiece. The Wolverines shot a cool 32 percent from the floor but were seven of 10 at the foul line.

Matthew Fretham paced the Bears with 17 points. Skylar Voge added 10. The Bears also shot 32 percent from the field. They were eight of 10 at the line.

The victory gives the Wolverines a 7-8 record overall.

BERTHA-HEWITT (42)

A. Selvey 3, J. Hoemberg 5, M. Frethem 19, S. Voge 10, D. Templin 3, C. Current 2. Totals: 11/4 8-10 42

WADENA-DEER CREEK (45)

E. VanErp 12, J. Sherman 8, R. Redfield 3, B. Birch 6, I. Toedter 2, C. Tumberg 2, J. Reed 12. Totals: 10/6 7-10 45

Bertha-Hewitt 20 22 -- 42

Wadena-Deer Creek 22 23 -- 45

WDC 67, Park Christian 55

A big second half helped the Wolverines put some scoring distance between themselves and the Falcons in a non-conference tilt Monday on the Wadena hardcourt.

The Wolverines, who were playing for the fifth time in 10 days, capped their January slate with their sixth win in 14 outings.

Jordan Reed scored 21 points for the Wolverines and Ben Birch added a season-high 17. Both cagers scored 11 of their points in the second half as the Wolverines pulled away from the Falcons with a 38-28 scoring advantage. Isaiah Toedter hit a pair of treys in the second half and finished the game with 10 points.

Mike Murphy paced the Falcons with 16 points while freshman Duncan Hannestad netted 15 and Brett Hanson scored 10.

The Falcons lost for the ninth straight time and saw their season mark fall to 2-12.

PARK CHRISTIAN (55)

M. Moberg 9, D. Hannestad 15, D. Ekdom 5, B. Hanson 10, M. Murphy 16. Totals: 17/5 6-9 55

WDC (67)

E. VanErp 4, D. Cantrell 1, J. Sherman 8, R. Redfield 5, B. Birch 17, I. Toedter 10, J. Reed 21, B. Silvers 1. Totals: 20/3 18-33 67

PC 27 28 -- 55

WDC 28 37 -- 67

Fouls: PC 22; WDC 17

Fouled Out: Moberg (PC)

Nevis 56, WDC 53 OT

The Tigers kept their hot January going by outlasting the Wolverines in an overtime tilt.

One night after suffering a one-point road loss to Crosby-Ironton, the Wolverines found themselves locked in a tough game with Scott Kramer's 12-4 Tigers.

The Wolverines shot the three extremely well, canning eight of 15 attempts, but had nothing but trouble inside, making just 24 percent of their two-point attempts.

The Tigers were just one of 12 on their three-point shots but shot 46 percent overall. The two clubs were tied at 50-all at the end of regulation.

Three Tigers scored in double figures with Jacob Kernanen leading the pack with 18. Taylor Chase was right behind with 17.

Jordan Reed had a double-double for the Wolverines as he scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Josh Sherman canned 10.

NEVIS (56)

G. Beckerleg 2, D. Stenberg 6, T. Chase 17, L. Gooch 11, J.

Keranen 18. Totals: 22/1 9-13 56

WADENA-DEER CREEK (53)

E. VanErp 7, J. Sherman 10, R. Redfield 6, B. Birch 3, I.

Toedter 6, J. Reed 15, S. Fillhouer 6. Totals: 11/8 7-14 53

Nevis 25 25 6 -- 56

WDC 26 24 3 -- 53

Fouls: Nevis 12, WDC 15

C-I 60, WDC 59

Caleb Baker pumped in 21 points last Thursday as the Rangers earned a split of their regular season series with the Wolverines.

Jacob Goodwin backed up Baker with a 15-point night. Mike Hoge tacked up 10 points.

Jordan Reed led the Wolverines with 18 points while Ryan Redfield connected for four treys and 16 points. The Wolverines shot 50 percent from three-point range as they dropped in seven of their 14 attempts.

The Wolverines had a huge 37-14 edge on the boards as Reed grabbed 11 and Ben Birch pulled down eight but they also turned the ball over 27 times. The Rangers were guilty of just six turnovers.

WADENA-DEER CREEK (59)

E. VanErp 6, J. Sherman 3, R. Redfield 16, B. Birch 7, I.

Toedter 4, J. Reed 18, S. Fillhouer 5. Totals: 12/7 14-19 59

CROSBY-IRONTON (60)

M. Hoge 10, J. Goodwin 15, A. Silgen 7, J. Schmidt 1, C.

Baker 21, D. Hudrlik 6. Totals 14/5 17-31 60

Wadena-Deer Creek 25 34 -- 59

Crosby-Ironton 25 35 -- 60

Fouls: WDC 20; C-I 17

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