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Folkestad's double-double leads W-DC past Menahga

Cooper Folkestad's 25 points and 10 rebounds sparked Wadena-Deer Creek's 67-60 Park Region Conference win over the Menahga boys basketball team at Menahga on Jan. 8.

Dawson Lupkes added 11 points as the Wolverines improved to 2-2 in the conference and 3-7 overall.

Gavin Hillukka (16), Wade Berttunen (13) and Tristan Aho (12) scored in double figures for Menahga, which trailed 25-20 at the half. Jonah Howard (10) and Zach Floyd (9) combined for 19 rebounds while Floyd led the way with four steals as the Braves fell to 1-3 in conference play and 5-8 overall. Menahga made 7 of 25 3-pointers while W-DC went 4 for 19 from beyond the arc.

Henning, which is rated No. 6 in this week's state Class A poll, leads the conference standings at 4-0 (10-0 overall) while New York Mills is 4-1 (7-3 overall) and Pillager is 3-1 (5-4 overall). Verndale (4-6 overall) and Bertha-Hewitt (1-8 overall) are tied with Menahga at 1-3 in the conference while Sebeka (1-9 overall) is 1-4 in conference play.

WADENA-DEER CREEK: Loer 2 0-0 5, Hinojos 1 0-0 3, Lupkes 4 1-3 11, Kapphan 4 0-0 8, Kreklau 1 0-0 2, Shaw 1 0-0 2, Rondestvedt 3 3-5 9, Folkestad 10 5-7 25, Thomas 0 2-2 2. Totals: 26 for 62 (FG), 11 for 17 (FT).

MENAHGA: Hodge 1 0-0 3, T. Aho 4 3-5 12, Litzau 0 0-0 0, Floyd 3 0-2 6, Howard 3 0-2 6, Hillukka 5 4-4 16, Hotakainen 2 0-1 4, Berttunen 5 0-0 13. Totals: 23 for 59 (FG), 7 for 14 (FT).

Halftime: W-DC 25, Menahga 20. Three-pointers: Loer 1, Hinojos 1, Lupkes 2, Hodge 1, T. Aho 1, Hillukka 2, Berttunen 3. Team fouls: W-DC 16, Menahga 16. Rebounds: Menahga 36 (Howard 10, Floyd 9, Hillukka 6, T. Aho 4, Berttunen 4, Hodge 1, Litzau 1, Hotakainen 1). Assists: Menahga 6 (Berttunen 2, Hillukka 2, T. Aho 2). Steals: Menahga 10 (Floyd 4, T. Aho 3, Berttunen 1, Howard 1, Litzau 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 1 (T. Aho). Turnovers: W-DC 16, Menahga 17.