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Cowboys lasso Wolverines 67-45

Wadena-Deer Creek's Andrew VanErp squeezes through a gap in the Sebeka defensive wall Nov. 29 in a game at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School. VanErp scored a game-high 22 points in helping the Wolverines post a 62-48 win over the Trojans. Photo by Brian Hansel

The Breckenridge Cowboys rode a huge 51-34 rebounding advantage to a 67-45 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday on the Breckenridge court.

Nate Lorenz, a 6-foot-6-inch sophomore, paced the Cowboys with 17 tallies and 18 rebounds while Jordan Christensen, a 6-foot-4-inch junior, chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Cowboys shot 44 percent from the field.

Andrew and Evan VanErp led the Wolverines with 15 and 13 points respectively. The Wolverines had a poor shooting night with only five players scoring. Tom VanErp's cagers were five of 24 from 3-point range and made just 15 of their 68 floor shots for a cool 22 percent clip.

Evan VanErp was WDC's top rebounder with nine. Dylan Dumpprope came down with seven rebounds.

The Wolverines will now play road games with Pine River-Backus on Tuesday and Staples-Motley on Friday.


A. VanErp 15, B. Connell 9, J. Reinitz 2, E. VanErp 13, D. Dumproppe 6. Totals: 12/3 12-19 45


N. Blaufuss 7, P. Busse 8, I. Jahnig 4, R. Grohman 7, B. Smith 9, N. Lorenz 17, J. Christensen 10, A. Myhra 2. Totals: 16/7 12-18 65

Wadena-Deer Creek 17 28 -- 45

Breckenridge 38 29 -- 67

Fouls: WDC 17, Breckenridge 17

WDC 62, Sebeka 48

A smooth first half and a good rebounding effort carried the Wolverines past the Trojans on Nov. 29 in their season opener on the WDC hard court.

The Wolverines breezed to a 39-26 half-time lead behind the 18-point scoring of Andrew VanErp. The freshman point guard loosened up the Sebeka defense by connecting on three quick treys. The Trojans held him to just four points in the second half but found themselves dealing with Andrew's older brother, Evan VanErp, who picked up the slack and netted 13 of his 20 game points to give WDC a 23-22 scoring edge. Two quick fouls in the game kept him on the bench for nine minutes.

The Wolverines shot 38 percent from the field while the Trojans shot 32 percent.

Dylan Dumpprope and Isaac Laughlin led WDC's 48-35 rebounding effort with 14 and 10 boards respectively. Eight of Dumpprope's team-high rebounding efforts came on the offensive end of the court.

"We rebounded very well," WDC Head Coach Tom VanErp said. "I thought our effort on the boards was the difference. We got enough second chance shots to maintain our lead."

Dumpprope collected a double-double in by canning 12 points.

Justin Clark paced the Trojans with 15 points. Tanner Brockpahler came up with 11.


D. Lillquist 8, T. Brockpahler 11, J. Clark 15, C. Castro 5, A. Paulson 9. Totals: 10/7 7-13 48


A. VanErp 22, J. Goeden 2, J. Reinitz 3, I. Laughlin 3, E.VanErp 20, D. Dumproppe 12. Totals: 18/4 14-26 62

Sebeka 26 22 -- 48

Wadena-Deer Creek 39 23 -- 62

Fouls: Sebeka 21; WDC 18