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Wolverines trip Pirates 80-62

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

Ryan Redfield showed his partiality for the WDC court again Tuesday night as he hit seven treys and scored 26 points in a 80-62 win over neighboring Verndale.

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Redfield has now scored 20 or more points in three straight home court games.

Evan VanErp followed up two strong performances in the Otter Holidy Classic by scoring 25 points for WDC.

Ben Birch did his job in the post with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Aaron Denny gave the Pirates 16 tallies while Dallas Ermantraut scored 14 points and Marcos Gomez netted 11.

The Wolverines had a big 48-30 edge on the boards. VanErp had one of his best rebounding nights of the season pulling down 11.

The Pirates ran into foul trouble which gave the Wolverines 44 cracks at the free throw line. Tom VanErp's club clicked on 30 of their attempts from the charity stripe and saw VanErp and Birch combine to go 25 of 34.

The Pirates did their best to counter WDC's free throw shooting from three-point range but they connected on just six of their 30 attempts for a cool 15 percent.

"I thought we pushed the tempo really well in the second half and Verndale got tired," VanErp said.

The victory was the WDC club's fourth in their last five games and gave the Wolverines a 4-5 record on the season. The loss dropped Verndale to 2-6.

VERNDALE (62)

C. Siedschlaw 6, M. Gomez 11, D. Ehrmantraut 14, J. Gilb 7, J.Kveton 3, T. Lollar 4, A. Denny 16, D. Fisher 1. Totals: 17/6 10-17 62

WDC (80)

A. VanErp 2, R. Redfield 26, B. Birch 17, E. VanErp 25, J. Sherman 3, M. Laughlin 5, J. Salge 2. Totals: 13/8 30-44 80

Verndale 26 36 -- 62

WDC 47 33 -- 80

Fouls: Verndale 27; WDC 18

Fouled Out: Gomez, Lollar (V)

WDC 57,

Breckenridge 46

Evan VanErp gunned in 26 points as the Wolverines captured third place honors in the Otter Holiday Classic.

VanErp had 28 points in WDC's 69-64 loss to Maranatha Academy Wednesday and his performance Thursday helped to land him on the all-tournament team.

The Cowboys held a 28-24 halftime lead over the Wolverines but the WDC crew dominated the second half 33-18.

Ben Birch tacked up 13 points for the Wolverines who shot a respectable 43 percent from the floor.

Van Erp and Birch both finished the game with double-doubles by grabbing 12 and 11 rebounds respectively as the Wolverines boarded with the Cowboys 37-37.

Casey Materi was the only Breck player in double figures with 17. The Wolverines held big Nate Lorenz to seven points. The long-range shooting hurt their overall floor percentage and dropped it to a cool 32 percent.

BRECKENRIDGE (46)

C. Yaggie 3, P. Busse 8, N. Blaufuss 2, B. Anderson-Wilcox 4, Casey Materi 17, R. Rettig 3, N. Lorenz 7, J. Christensen 2. Totals: 11/6 6-10 46

WDC (57)

A. VanErp 6, R. Redfield 2, B.Birch 13, E. VanErp 26, J. Sherman 2, D. Berger 4, M. Laughlin 2, J. Salge 2. Totals: 18/4 9-17 57

Breckenridge 28 18 -- 46

Wadena-Deer Creek 24 33 -- 57

Fouls: Breck 18; WDC 13

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