February 3, 2015

New Town gets the best of the Wolves

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

After running off an eight-game winning streak that was capped off with a 68-58 win over the Beach Bucs on Jan. 26, the Watford City varsity boys basketball team took one on the chin as the Wolves fell to New Town, 70-42, on Jan. 29.
With the split, the Wolves’ season record stands at 8-5. Watford City’s next action will be on Friday when the Wolves host Beulah and then travel to Belfield on Saturday and to Ray on Monday, Feb. 9.

Watford City 68, Beach 58
Watford City canned nine three-pointers as the Wolves downed the Beach Bucs, 68-58, last Monday evening.
Watford City got off to a good start as the Wolves led the Bucs 15-8 after the first quarter of play, and by seven points, 38-31, at halftime.
The Bucs would cut into Watford City’s lead in the third quarter with the Wolves holding on to a slim two-point, 52-50, lead going into the final eight minutes of play.
But the Wolves would hold on to win as Watford City posted a 16-8 scoring advantage in the final stanza to take the win.
David Kline and Logan Fettig paced the Wolves in scoring as Kline had a game high 22 points, while Fettig ended the game with 11 poinsts.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wolves was Cole McGorman with eight points, Seth Indergard, Cameron Runnels and Charlie Villanueva with seven points each, while Bo Cook ended the game with six points.
Watford City    15    38    52    68
Beach                  8    31    50    58

New Town 70, Watford City 42
New Town shut down Watford City’s offense last Thursday as the Eagles brought the Wolves’ eight-game winning steak to an end.
The Eagles outscored the Wolves in all four quarters of play as New Town led Watford City, 14-9, at the end of the first quarter, and by 22 points, 30-18, at halftime.
The Eagles would continue to dominate the game in the second half of play as New Town led the Wolves,  48-25, after three stanzas, before coasting to the win.
“Cold shooting and getting out rebounded badly led to this lopsided score,” stated Randy Cranston, Wolves’ head coach. “We came out flat and could never get going. New Town played well and wanted to win more than we did.”
Charlie Villanueva led the Wolves in scoring with nine points, while Seth Indergard netted eight points.
Rounding out the scoring for Watford City was Cole McGorman with six points, Logan Fettig with five points, Devyn Marquardt with four points, David Kline and Bo Cook with three points each, Jarek Hogue with two points, while Cameron Runnels and Korbin Knutson ended the game with one point each.
“I hope we learned from this loss, and can get it figured out fast,” stated Cranston. “We have a tough schedule down the stretch with teams like Beulah, Heart River, Dickinson Trinity and Parshall.”
Watford City    9    18    25    42
New Town      14    30    48    70