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Grider, Kressman lead Hornets

Posted: December 3, 2010 - 4:36pm

MAPLEWOOD - Kelsey Grider hauled in 20 rebounds and posted 16 points while Bethany Kressman added 15 rebounds and 14 points in powering the Lake Region Christian Hornets to a 42-37 win over Maplewood Academy in their season opener Thursday night.

Maplewood Academy 16 21 - 37

Lake Region Christian 14 28 - 42

LAKE REGION

Kelsey Grider 16, Bethany Kressman 14, Autumn Martin 4, Emily Beltram 2, Sam Snow 2, Grace Czeczok 4. FG 16-54 (30 percent), FT 10-30 (33 percent). Overall: 1-0. Next: at Foreston 6 p.m. Tuesday.

MAPLEWOOD

Kelsey Elstrom 10, Katie Morrison 4, Angie Schebo 2, Lindsey Parsons 13, Allison McArthy 2, Consuela Hounsonou 6.

Wadena-Deer Creek 74, Sebeka 64

WADENA - Caitlin Volkmann scored 22 points, including 18 from behind the 3-point line, as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines improved to 2-0 with a 74-64 win over the Sebeka Trojans in a non-conference game Thursday.

Avery Jackson finished with 16 points and Courtney Volkmann added 10 for the Wolverines. Emily Miron had a big night with 11 rebounds, three steals, and four blocked shots for the Wolverines.

Sebeka 29 35 - 64

Wadena-Deer Creek 36 38 - 74

SEBEKA

Alicia Boe 18, Brett Brockpahler 5, Jasmine Titcomb , Jessica Lillquist 13, Katianne Brockpahler 14, Katie Huttunen 12, Logan Redetzke 2.

WADENA-DEER CREEK

Avery Jackson 16, Caitlin Volkmann 22, Courtney Volkmann 10, Emily Miron 8, Hope Theisen 8, Kelsi Crawford 4, Rachel Craig 6. FT 13-24(54 percent). Overall: 2-0. Next: at Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Upsala 65, Pine River-Backus 50

PINE RIVER - Hannah Lemberg poured in 17 points and added seven assists and Tatum Sheley notched 13 points in the Pine River-Backus Tigers' season-opening 65-50 loss to the Upsala Cardinals in non-conference play Thursday.

Autumn Ackerman pulled in a team-high nine rebounds for the Tigers, who were outrebounded 51-26.

Upsala 33 32 - 65

Pine River-Backus 24 26 - 50

UPSALA

Aimee Pelzer 20, Brooke Lampert 5, Kimmy Mrozek 19, Kaitlyn Wuebkers 2, Brianna Westrich 13, Tracy Herzog 4, Makenna Peterson 2.

PINE RIVER-BACKUS

Tatum Sheley 13, Hannah Lemberg 17, Brittany Kelley 4, Grace Lemberg 2, Katie Wangberg 11, Autumn Ackerman 3. FT 5-12 (percent). Overall: 0-1. Next: host Litchfield 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Fergus Falls 50,Staples-Motley 45

STAPLES - Abby Smith scored 14 points and Mikayla Wing 11 as the Staples-Motley Cardinals came up short in a 50-45 non-conference loss at the hands of the Fergus Falls Otters on Thursday.

"We played pretty solid defense," Cardinals coach Arden Beachy said, "just kind of hit a lull at the end of the game offensively."

Fergus Falls 26 24 - 50

Staples-Motley 29 16 - 45

FERGUS FALLS

Sydney Schultz 5, Brianna Rasmusson 5, Haylie Zenner 4, Hanna Swenson 4, Anna Monke 8, Mariah Monke 22, Laura Gaustad 2.

STAPLES-MOTLEY

Kelly Pearson 7, Jaelin Beachy 1, Mikayla Wing 11, Abby Smith 14, Jasmine McGillvray 5, Kelsey Rice 5, Bobbie Jo Mathe 2. FT 6-15 (40 percent). Overall: 0-2. Next: host Park Rapids 7:15 p.m. Friday.