Wolverines top Thunderhawks, Hunters in Northwoods Invite
Emily Miron came up with 23 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks Friday in lifting Wadena-Deer Creek over Grand Rapids 61-45 in the Northwood Invitational.
Caitlin Volkmann dropped in four of WDC's five treys to finish the game with 15 tallies. Hope Theisen and Melissa Moenkedick were solid in supporting role as they combined for 18 points and 15 boards.
Kenzie Kane popped in 19 points for the Thunderhawks.
The Thunderhawks took advantage of WDC miscues to keep themselves in the game in the first half. The Wolverines went into the locker room leading by just three, 33-30.
The second half was a different story as the Wolverines played a stingy defensive game that limited Grand Rapids to just 15 points.
"The girls played well defensively in the second half," WDC Head Coach Keith Ferris said. "They knew who their scoring threats were and they took them away."
Miron and Volkmann were named to the all-tournament team.
GRAND RAPIDS (45)
B. Koss 7, N. Chandler 3, K. Kane 19, J. Olson 2, M. Cleveland 1, J. Sondergaard 2, T. Kane 6, K. Anderson 2, M. Allen 3. Totals: 9/6 9-16 45
H. Theisen 9, C. Volkmann 15, M. Hartman 2, E. Miron 23, A. Jackson 3, M. Moenkedick 9. Totals: 14/7 12-20 61
Grand Rapids 30 15 -- 45
Wadena-Deer Creek 33 28 -- 61
Fouls: WDC 14; Grand Rapids 19
Duluth Denfeld 60
Caitlin Volkmann canned 21 points and Emily Miron added 17 as the Wolverines rallied to beat the Hunters in their Northwoods Invitational opener.
A sluggish first half effort saw the Wolverines trailing Denfeld 33-30 at the midway point. The Wolverines made some halftime adjustments and returned to out-score the Hunters 37-27.
Miron earned a double-double by pulling down 10 rebounds to go along with her 17 game points. The tall post player also had five blocks.
WDC Head Coach Keith Ferris credited Courtney Dumpprope with an "exceptional game" off the bench. The second-year reserve came up with six points to join Hope Theisen, Avery Jackson and Melissa Moenkedick in amassing 21 points.
Denfield's Rebecca Hendrickson led all scorers with 23 points while Leah Hamm hit four treys in a 16 point game.
H. Theisen 7, C. Volkmann 21, E. Miron 17, C. Dumpprope 6, A. Jackson 8, M. Moenkedick 5. Totals 20/4 12-24 64
DULUTH DENFELD (60)
L. Hamm 16, M. Jarvi 8, E. DesMarais 3, C. Taipale 1, R. Hendrickson 23, E. Fleissner 7, H. Johnson 2. Totals 19/5 7-10 60
WDC 27 37 - 64
DD 30 30 - 60
Fouls: WDC 16; Denfeld 20