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Defending section champ defeats W-DC

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys basketball team squared off with one of the top teams in Section 8AA when they took on the Breckenridge Cowboys in Breckenridge on Jan. 22. The defending Section 8AA champions defeated the Wolverines, 71-32, running their winning streak to 12 games with the win.

Once again, the Wolverines were without two key starters in Bereket Loer and Jonathan Pantages, who were out due to injury.

The Cowboys were led by Noah Christensen and Derek Dahlgren. The potent duo finished with 16 and 17 points, respectively. Dahlgren hit on three of his seven 3-pointers in the win, while Christensen hauled in 14 rebounds for the double-double.

Noah Ross paced the Wolverines with 12 points, while Ryan Anderson finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

The Wolverines returned to action with a contest against New York Mills on Jan. 22, before traveling to Bertha-Hewitt on Jan. 26. The Wolverines are 7-7 overall after the defeat to Breckenridge.

WDC 18 14--32

BRK 40 31--71

WDC-Matt Goeden 1, Hunter Hawkins 5, Mason Evans 3, Noah Ross 12, Ryan Anderson 8, Henry Fitzsimmons 3

3-pointers: Evans, Fitzsimmons. Free Throws: 9-13. Team Fouls: 15. Fouled Out: None

BRK-Andrew Kram 7, Dawson Pedersen 2, Noah Christensen 16, Mitch Porter 2, Caden McGough 4, EJ Engen 2, Max Johnson 5, Derek Dahlgren 17, Hunter Feigum 6, Jace LeNoue 2, Justin Marsh 8

3-pointers: Kram, Johnson, Dahlgren 3, Marsh 2

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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