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Boys basketball: Freeburg, Chargers jolt Adrian

Westbrook-Walnut Grove's Andrew (30) Quade delivers a 3-pointer in Friday's high school boys basketball game in Adrian. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)

ADRIAN -- Parker Freeburg was a force on Friday night for the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.

Freeburg, a senior center, scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as W-WG defeated the Adrian Dragons in Adrian, 64-39. The victory improved W-WG to 7-2 on the season while dropping Red Rock Conference rival Adrian to 2-5.

Freeburg made eight of 14 field goals.

Teammate Andrew Quade chipped in with 13 points while also making three steals. Wyatt Christians and Nathan Ross both scored nine points.

As a team, Westbrook-Walnut Grove converted 44 percent of its field goals compared to 27 percent for the Dragons.

Ian Stamer led Adrian with 12 points. Teammates Noah Reyne and Christian Weidert had nine points apiece. Reyne had four steals.

The problem for Adrian, said head coach Blake Miller, was the simple fact that Westbrook-Walnut Grove is a very good team -- and the fact that his Dragons had a cold shooting night.

“We missed 18 shots inside six feet. Part of it is their length, part of it is we couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean,” Miller said.

Miller said he hoped the Dragons could rebound better than they did. That didn’t happen either.

“We’ve been hanging tough with everybody, so we were hoping to do better,” he explained.

But he also believes better days are ahead for AHS in a rough-and-tumble Red Rock Conference.

“The season’s still young,” said the coach. “If anybody thinks they’re out of it, I think they’re wrong.”

W-WG 35 64Adrian 20 39