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Fouls sink Wolverines in 46-36 setback

Photo by Brian Hansel Wadena-Deer Creek's Caitlin Volkmann drives around the perimeter of the Detroit Lakes defense in Tuesday night's Mid-State Conference game.

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines saw their fast start stopped by the free throw line Tuesday night as they bowed to Detroit Lakes 46-36.

The Wolverines were whistled for 23 fouls while the visiting Lakers committed just eight. The Lakers took 34 free throw shots in the first Mid-State Conference encounter between the two clubs and converted on 22 of them.

The Wolverines went to the line for just three free throws and converted on one.

They did not fare well from the field, either, shooting a cool 30 percent.

"The Wolverines couldn't seem to find any rhythm in their offense as DL was mixing up their defenses," WDC head coach Keith Ferris said. "We need to find a way to attack zone defenses and obviously shoot better."

The Lakers held the Wolverines in check down low and limited WDC's tall lineup of Emily Miron, Rachel Craig, Kelsi Crawford and Melissa Moenkedick to a total of 15 points.

Point guard Courtney Volkmann led the Wolverines with 11 points.

The Lakers were led in scoring by 6-1 Courtney Gray and 6-0 Jenny Matter who scored 16 and 11 points respectively.


C. Gray 16, T. Tschider 1, C. Hedstrom 8, J. Matter 11, K. Muckenhern 5, R. Shane 1, M. Gedrose 1, T. Hutchinson 3. Totals: 10/5 22-34 46

WDC (36)

Caitlin Volkmann 3, Courtney Volkmann 11, A. Jackson 4, E. Miron 7, H. Theisen 3, K. Crawford 4, M. Moenkedick 2, R. Craig 2. Totals: 9/2 1-3 36

DL 22 24 - 46

WDC 19 17 - 36

Fouls: DL 8, WDC 23

Fouled Out: Miron (WDC)

WDC 59, LPGE 31

Emily Miron had another double-double as the Wolverines silenced the Thunder for their fourth win in row.

Miron combined 14 points with 13 rebounds and helped the Wolverines cruise to a 28-15 halftime advantage.

Avery Jackson and Kelsi Crawford combined for 21 points in the victory.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle's Julie Langer led all scorers with 17 points.

WDC (59)

R. Craig 4, C. Dumpprope 4, Courtney Volkmann 2, K. Ditsworth 2, E. Miron 14, K. Crawford 10, Caitlin Volkmann 6, H. Theisen 6, A. Jackson 11. Totals: 17/5 10-19 59

LPGE (31)

J. Langer 17, S. Zastrow 8, E. Jansen 3, K. Peyton 2, M. Chopin 1. Totals: 8-2 9-18 31

WDC 28 31 -- 59

LPGE 15 16 -- 31

Fouls: WDC 17, LPGE 18

Fouled Out: Melissa Moenkedick (WDC)