Wolverine cagers keep chalking up wins

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued to roll along Monday night as they whipped Breckenridge 50-38 in a non-conference tilt on the Cowgirls' court.

Kendra Grothmann
Kendra Grothmann (20) shares a hug with a teammate after her Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines defeated Staples-Motley 56-54 Friday night in Mid-State Conference action.

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued to roll along Monday night as they whipped Breckenridge 50-38 in a non-conference tilt on the Cowgirls' court.

The Wolverines won for the sixth time in their last seven games and improved their January record to 3-0.

Breck could not put any scoring together against Darin Carstens' club. Stephanie Erlandson and Jordan Reiff led the Cowgirls with nine points apiece. The Wolverines have held five of their 12 opponents to less than 40 points this season.

Sophomore Courtney Volkmann led the Wolverines with 13 tallies while freshman Avery Jackson contributed 11. Seniors Brigetta Berg and Kendra Grothmann both scored 10. Carsten's squad was 11 of 12 at the foul line.

The Wolverines, who are now 8-4, will host Park Rapids today (Thursday.)



B. Berg 10, S. Perkins 4, K. Grothmann 10, C. Volkmann 13, A. Jackson 11, R. Craig 2. Totals: FT 12/5 11-12 50


Stephanie Erlandson 9, C. Deal 2, M. Vold 6, J. Banken 4, B. Lindberg 2, B. Wilson 7, Jordan Reiff 9. Totals: 10/1 14-20 38

Wadena-Deer Creek 25 25 -- 50

Breckenridge 16 22 -- 38

Fouls: WDC 18, Breck 13

Fouled Out: Crawford (WDC)


Wadena-Deer Creek 56,

Staples-Motley 54

Freshman Avery Jackson stepped up with a 24 point night Friday as the Wolverines stunned a strong Staples-Motley squad for their second Mid-State Conference win of the season.

"We worked very hard," said Jackson, who canned both her team's three-pointers and went six-for-eight at the foul line. "We had a great defensive game."

Jackson, who got her first varsity starting assignments last year, is one of a younger group of talented players on this year's WDC squad. Other underclassmen on the varsity team include Kelsi Crawford, Hannah Toedter, Courtney Volkmann, Keeley Timm, Rachel Craig, Kayla Krause and Emily Hammes.

The Cardinals battled back to within one point of the lead with 17 seconds left when Brooke Simonson drained a three from the corner to make it a 55-54 game. Kendra Grothmann put the game away by hitting the second end of a bonus situation with just 7.2 seconds on the clock. The Wolverines took the ball away from the Cardinals as time expired.

"I think we're playing very well," said Volkmann, who contributed nine points in the win. "We've had some big wins and beating Staples is huge."

Jordan Moenkedick sprained her right ankle and will probably not be back in the lineup for a week or two, according to WDC head coach Darin Carstens.


"Staples is a good team," said a happy Carstens. "We beat a good team tonight. It's always nice to beat the neighbors."

Nikki Pearson paced the Cardinals with 16 tallies. Savanna Hill scored 11. The Cards made eight three-pointers in the game.

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State.


N. Pearson 16, C. Robinson 9, L. Willgohs 5, B. Simonson 7, A. Lisson 6, S. Hill 11. Totals: 10/8 10-17 54


B. Berg 2, S. Perkins 6, K. Crawford 8, K. Grothmann 1, C. Volkmann 9, A. Jackson 24, J. Moenkedick 6. Totals: 17/2 16-25 56

Staples-Motley 18 36 -- 54


Wadena-Deer Creek 16 40 -- 56

Fouls: S-M 20; WDC 16

Fouled Out: Robinson, Willgohs (S-M)

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