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Volkmann hits milestone in defeat against Menahga

Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey Volkmann drives with the basketball against Menahga's Megan Hendrickson. Volkmann eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for her career in the first half. Heather Bullock/Pioneer Journal

The Menahga Braves continued their run to perfection with a 71-29 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in a Park Region Conference girls basketball game on Feb. 13.

The Braves used a balanced attack, rushing out to a 52-16 first half lead and cruising in the second half to the road win.

Kennedy Gravelle launches from 3-point land.

Wadena-DC senior Casey Volkmann joined the 1,000 point club in the win. She became the 10th Wadena-DC girls basketball player to accomplish that feat. She finished with seven points, eclipsing the mark in the first half.

Kennedy Gravelle added seven points as well for the Wolverines.

Cierra Ahlf led the Braves with 22 points and grabbed six rebounds. She was one of three players in double figures for the Braves. Alyssa Peterson and Megan Hendrickson finished with 15 points each.

Menahga improved to 22-0 overall and 14-0 in the Park Region Conference. The Wolverines fell to 7-16 overall and 6-7 in conference.

The Wolverines are back in action on Friday, Feb. 16 when they travel to Sebeka to take on the Trojans as part of a girls and boys basketball doubleheader. The girls are set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

MEN 52 19--71

WDC 16 13--29

MEN: Alyssa Peterson 15, Timbr Berttunen 2, Megan Hendrickson 15, Tara Hendrickson 9, Cierra Ahlf 22, Leah Schwartz 3, Annie Lake 5

3-pointers: Peterson 3, T. Hendrickson 1, Ahlf 4, Schwartz. Free Throws: 12-15. Team Fouls: 5. Fouled Out: None

WDC: Ashley Adams 2, Casey Volkmann 7, Sophie Kreklau 2, Ellie Miron 2, Kennedy Gravelle 7, Madison Packer 2, Mackenzie Carsten 4, Lauryn Gravelle 1, Laura Krause 2

3-pointers: Volkmann, K. Gravelle. Free Throws: 1-3. 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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