Boys basketball: Rondestvedt hits 1,000 points and becomes all-time rebounder ... in the same game

The Wolverines next take on Henning at home Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The girls also play Henning at home with the varsity squad playing at 6 p.m.

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The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines.
Contributed / Wadena-Deer Creek Schools

WADENA — The Wolverines couldn't quite eek out a win over Pelican Rapids Monday night, but there was no reason to be upset as senior Payton Rondestvedt secured a place in history — reaching 1,000 points and becoming the all-time rebounder for Wadena-Deer Creek.
Pelican Rapids lifted ahead of the Wolverines 53-46 in the non-conference matchup after the Wolverines had a 12 point lead going into halftime. They were led by PR's Timmy Guler, with 16 points.
Meanwhile, Rondestvedt powered on through traffic for his signature layup and 1,000 points. If he had missed chances are he would have been there to get the rebound and try again.
Head coach Kevin Tumberg said Rondestvedt surpassed the previous record of 681 rebounds during the game to become WDC's new all-time leading rebounder.

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Payton Rondestvedt rises up among a team of Bertha-Hewitt Bears on Friday, Jan. 28.
Photo contributed by Doug Dutke

“Payton has been one of the hardest working athletes that have come through, not only this program, but this school," Tumberg said. "He’s a humble, respectful, and selfless young man. I couldn’t be more proud of him. He has worked hard to achieve these accomplishments!”
Also putting a big showing for the Wolverines were Peyton Church with 22 points and Teshe Loer with nine.

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