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Pillager stops Wadena-DC in conference play

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys basketball team was hoping to build on its non-conference victory over Frazee when they returned to Park Region Conference action Jan. 4 in Pillager. However, the Huskies stymied the Wolverines, handing them a 63-47 defeat. The loss moves the Wolverines to 2-1 in conference play and knocks them to 4-5 overall.

The Wolverines fell behind in the first half and could not get on track when the Huskies built up a 33-20 first half lead.

Tanner Swenson led the Huskies with 18 points. Joshua Doss added 12 points in the game. Bereket Loer paced the Wolverines with 12 points, while Noah Ross added 11 points.

The Wolverines head on the road for a Section 8AA battle when they take on the Crookston Pirates on Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m.

W-DC 20 27--47

Pillager 33 30--63

WDC-Bereket Loer 12, Jonathan Pantages 3, Matt Goeden 3, Hunter Hawkins 2, Thomas Quincer 5, Lucas Doyle 1, Noah Ross 11, Ryan Anderson 6, Cooper Folkestad 4.

3-pointers: Loer 2, Pantages, Goeden, Quincer, Ross. Free Throws: 3-5. Team Fouls:14. Fouled Out: None.

PIL-Luke Woidyla 6, Carson Vanvickle 2, Ty Swenson 6, Tanner Swenson 18, Levi Nagel 6, Spencer Schaefer 6, Kaleb Smith 5, Joshua Doss 12, Isaac Thomsen 2. 3-pointers: Swenson 2. Free Throws: 7-11. Team Fouls: 11. Fouled Out: None

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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