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Second half run lifts Henning over W-DC

Wadena-Deer Creek's Ashley Adams looks for an opening against Henning's Val Weller during their Park Region Conference clash in Wadena. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal.

The Henning Hornets pulled away in the second half, snapping the two-game winning streak of the Wadena-Deer Creek girls basketball team with a 53-42 Park Region Conference victory in Wadena on Feb. 1.

The Wolverines had won two straight conference games during their extended homestand, but went cold in the second half as the Hornets outscored the Wolverines by 11, earning the 11-point win.

Ellie Miron battles in the lane.

Sydney Eckhoff led the way for the visiting Hornets with 15 points. She was seven of 11 from the field. Megan Weber and Autumn Grasswick added eight points each for the Hornets.

Kennedy Gravelle finished with 10 points, leading all Wadena-DC scorers. Ellie Miron finished with nine points and led the charge on the glass. She finished with a team high of 10 rebounds. Ashley Adams added eight points for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines hit on 16 of 58 shots from the field and could not get the shot to drop from beyond the arc. They hit on just three of their 21 attempts.

Casey Volkmann drives to the basket.

The Wolverines fell to 7-12 overall and 6-5 in the conference. Henning ups their mark to 11-8 overall and 6-5 in conference play. Both teams are looking up at Menahga in the standings. Menahga is 10-0 overall and is three games clear of Sebeka in the standings.

The Wolverines are back on the court with a contest against Mahnomen/Waubun at 5 p.m. at the Fargo Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 3.

HEN 20 33--53

WDC 20 22--42

HEN: Val Weller 2, Molly Cordes 7, Megan Weber 8, Sydney Eckhoff 15, Abi Eckhoff 4, Autumn Grasswick 8, Megan Rinicker 3, Kylie Frederick 6

3-pointers: Weber. Free Throws: 4-12. Team Fouls: 16. Fouled Out: None.

WDC: Ashley Adams 8, Casey Volkmann 7, Ellie Miron 9, Kennedy Gravelle 10, Madison Packer 2, Mackenzie Carsten 6

3-pointers: Volkmann, Carsten 2. Free Throws: 7-17. Team Fouls: 14. 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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