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Wolverines drop 69-68 decision to Park Rapids

Wadena-Deer Creek's Jacob Goeden (12) goes up with a shot in Tuesday night's game with Breckenridge on the WDC court. Also in on the play are Breckenridge's Jack Hiedeman, left, and Breckenridge's Zarek Reiff (24) and WDC's Isaac Laughlin (23).

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines only missed two of their 13 free throw attempts Friday night but one of them proved crucial in a 69-68 loss to Park Rapids.

Down by two with five seconds remaining, the Wolverines converted on one of two free throw attempts.

"This was a great high school basketball game with both teams giving it their best shot all night," WDC head coach Jason Mielke said. "In the end we simply came up one basket short."

Dylan Dumpprope and Jared Reinitz, who were held to a total of four points by Crosby-Ironton Thursday night, led the Wolverines with 22 tallies apiece. Alex Redfield chipped in with 11.

Jordan McCollum led the Panthers with 26 points. Derek Porozinski and Remington Hagen combined for 26.

Redfield grabbed eight boards for the Wolverines while Isaac Laughlin collected seven.

The Wolverines dropped to 0-10 in Mid-State Conference play and 4-20 overall.


W. Derman 2, T. McCollum 7, J. McCollum 26, D. Porozinski 16, R. Hagen 10, C.J. Hess 2, Z. Jewison 6. Totals: 17/6 17-34 69


B. Connell 6, J. Goeden 3, I. Laughlin 2, J. Reinitz 22, M. Quincer 2, A. Redfield 11, D. Dumpprope 22. Totals: 16/9 9-14 68

Park Rapids 34 35 — 69

Wadena-Deer Creek 31 37 — 68

Fouls: PR 18; WDC 23

Fouled Out: Dumpprope (WDC)

Crosby-Ironton 77,

Wadena-Deer Creek 32

Ten players contributed to the scoring Thursday as the streaking Rangers made it a season sweep Thursday against the Wolverines.

The state-ranked Rangers, who extended their winning streak to nine games, took charge in the first half by outscoring the Wolverines 43-14.

"Crosby-Ironton proved early in the game why they are the No. 3-ranked team in Class 2A basketball," WDC head coach Jason Mielke said. "Their press was very successful and they have many good shooters."

Riley Jacobs led a 54 percent field goal shooting effort with 17 tallies. Brady Tesdahl, Daniel Hudrlik and Cam Larson all contributed a dozen points.

The Rangers were able to limit WDC's Dylan Dumpprope to three points and Jared Reinitz to just one. Blake Connell was WDC's high point man with eight tallies. The Wolverines shot 37 percent from the field.

The Rangers improved to 6-1 in the Mid-State Conference and 18-3 overall. The Wolverines dropped to 0-9 in the conference and 4-19 overall.


C. Larson 12, W. Goodwin 9, D. Kuhlmann 2, T. Jacobs 4, B. Tesdahl 12, R. Jacobs 17, B. Jordan 7, T. Blom 6, N. Gindorff 6, D. Hudrlik 12. Totals: 27/6 5-7 77


B. Connell 8, I. Olson 2, J. Goeden 5, T. Horn 4, I. Laughlin 4, J. Reinitz 1, M. Quincer 2, D. Dumpprope 3, J. Wallgren 3. Totals: 11/2 4-7 32

Crosby-Ironton 43 34 — 77

Wadena-Deer Creek 14 18 — 32

Breckenridge 69,

Wadena-Deer Creek 55

Nate Lorenz poured in 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday as the Cowboys gained their third victory in a busy four-game stretch.

Playing their fourth game in six days, the Cowboys played the Wolverines to a 30-all tie in the first half. The Cowboys went on an 11-0 tear after the break and out-scored the Wolverines 39-25 over the second half.

Nate Blaufuss and Blaze Smith backed up Lorenz with 15 and 14 points respectively.

Dylan Dumpprope was WDC's top point man with 20 tallies and led the club in rebounding with eight. Jared Reinitz canned 16 points.


N. Blaufuss 15, C. Yaggie 4, J. Hiedeman 4, B. Smith 14, A. Hegge 2, N. Lorenz 22, J. Christensen 8. Totals: 21/5 12-15 69


B. Connell 6, J. Goeden 8, J. Reinitz 16, M. Quincer 5, D. Dumpprope 20. Totals: 11/8 9-12 55

Breckenridge 30 39 — 69

Wadena-Deer Creek 30 25 — 55

Totals: Breck 22; WDC 15