February 16, 2016

Skyhawks topple Wolves

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

After dropping a 73-46 contest to Shiloh Christian on Feb. 9, the Watford City Wolves boys basketball team is hoping to pick up a win or two as they wrap up their regular season schedule.
The Wolves, who are 4-12 for the season, will travel to Killdeer this Thursday before closing out their regular season action on Saturday when Watford City hosts Dickinson Trinity in a 6 p.m. game.

Shiloh Christian 73, Watford City 46
It was raining three-pointers last Tuesday as the Wolves and the Shiloh Christian Skyhawks combined for 12 shots from behind the arc.
While Cole McGorman and Kason Hartel would each knock down a pair of treys, and Hunter Neether would tack on another, as the Wolves have seen so many times this season, no matter how well they play, their opponents seem to play just a little bit better. And in the battle for outside shooting, the Skyhawks bested Watford City’s efforts with seven treys.
Shiloh Christian took an early, 22-12, lead and never looked back in the win. The Skyhawks led the Wolves by 18 points at halftime, and continued to build on their margin of victory in the second half.
Cole McGorman led the Wolves in scoring with 10 points, while Kason Hartel netted seven points.
Also scoring for Watford City was Seth Indergard, Hunter Neether, Jarek Hogue and Jaydn Ewing with six points each, Korbin Knutson with four points, and Riley Headings with two points.
For the game, the Wolves hit on 18 of 50 attempts from the field and were good on five of six at the free-throw line.
Watford City          12    25    32    46
Shiloh Christian    22    43    59    73