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Nuggets bury Wolverines 75-49

Ten players contributed points Dec. 20 as Class AA's fourth-ranked Hawley Nuggets trounced the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 75-40 in Hawley.

Devon Pekas and Ben Ellefson chalked up 15 points apiece for the Nuggets while Jordan Harms scored 12 and Jacob Compton added 11.

Evan VanErp was high point man for the Wolverines with 14 points. Andrew VanErp added 10.

The loss sent the Wolverines into the Christmas break with a 3-3 record.

The Nuggets were 17-9 last season They were derailed in their bid for the state tournament by a Perham club that went on to claim third-place honors in the Class AA tournament. This year's Hawley team sports a 6-0 record.

The Wolverines start off the New Year with two home games. The WDC crew hosts Crosby-Ironton Jan. 4 and tangles with Park Rapids Jan. 8.


D. Omberg 2, J. Harms 12, B. Ellefson 15, P. Teeples 4, B. Steichen 3, D. Pekas 15, Z. Filler 4, B. Sellin 4, L. Stoa 5, J. Crompton 11.

WDC (40)

T. Horn 2, A. VanErp 10, J. Goeden 4, J. Reinitz 3, E. VanErp 14, R. Price 2, D. Dumproppe 5.

Hawley 42 33 -- 75

WDC 23 17 -- 40