Wolverines overcome injuries, finish alone atop Southeast

Published 10:38 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011

GLENVILLE — With only one player not battling flu symptoms Thursday, the Glenville-Emmons Wolverines’ boys basketball overcame illness and clinched their first Southeast Conference title in school history.

It was fitting way to conclude their conference regular season, which featured month-long injuries to the Wolverines’ top players.

“We had a roller coaster of emotions this season,” Wolverines coach Dan Fredrickson said. “The high was the 14-0 start and the low was the loss to Hope Lutheran. We rode the wave through that and ended on top of the Southeast Conference. It’s an amazing accomplishment for the kids.”

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The title-clinching 75-42 win came against LeRoy-Ostrander in front of another full house at Glenville-Emmons high school.

“Our gym has been packed all year,” Fredrickson said. “The kids recognize that and feed off that energy. A big thanks to our fans for all the support.”

Andrew Lau led the Wolverines with 32 points and 15 rebounds. Peter Hansen chipped in 21 points.

Tyler Woodside, the team’s only healthy player, finished with eight points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Senior guard Collin Johnson made the first field goal of his varsity career by banking in a 3-pointer in the second half. He now has four points for his career.

The Wolverines, seeded second in Section 1A West, play the winner of No. 7 Medford and No. 10 Minnesota Academy for the Deaf at 7 p.m. Thursday in Glenville.