Wolverine boys rise up to ground the Cardinals
The boys continue their rapid-fire play again at Menahga Friday night.
Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples-Motley boys at times looked evenly matched when they met Thursday, March 11.
The score was tied up in the second half but WDC gradually put the pressure on the Cardinals and managed to earn some key points on their way to a 60-47 win. In the final minutes, the Wolverines looked to have far better control of the ball and had no trouble finding the bucket.
The Cardinals came into the game with just three wins on the season and zero wins in their Mid-state Conference. Meanwhile WDC is now 10-7 on the season with seven wins in the Park Region Conference.
Staples-Motley goes on to play Norman County on Friday. WDC plays at Menahga Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Menahga's record was 5-8 as of Thursday. WDC and Menahga last met on Feb. 18 when WDC handled the Braves 72-58.
SM 17 30 - 47
WDC 24 36 - 60
SM-Max Strickland 2, Isaiah Schultz 18, Sivert Klefsaas 8, Adam Oberlander 4, Dom Gomez 5, Hunter Miller 10
3-pointers: Schultz 4, Klefsaas 2, Gomez 1. Free Throws: 4-9. Team Fouls: 14.
WDC-Blake Vittetoe 2, Zach Shaw 8, Tony Kreklau 6, Teshe Loer 15, Aiden Larson 6, Payton Rondestvedt 15, Peyton Church 8
3-pointers: Shaw, Church, 2, Loer 3, Rondestvedt 1. Free Throws: 12-16. Team Fouls: 9.