Watford boys fall to Mandan and Jamestown in hoop action
By Titus Stenberg
Farmer Sports Writer
Watford City battled the No. 2 team in the state last Friday night and came up short 86-59.
The Wolves started the game well, jumping out to an 11-6 lead. Mandan would slowly, but surely secure the momentum, tying the game at 11-11 and never trailing again for the remainder of the game. After Watford City scored to make it 20-18, Mandan ended the first half on a 22-9 run.
Watford City head coach David Gumke said, “I liked that we came out with a lot of energy on the defensive end. Our guys made Mandan use most of the shot clock on their possessions and did a nice job rebounding the basketball. We attacked and put pressure on the basket.”
Mandan came out of the halftime locker room hot, outscoring the Wolves 16-6 and never looking back.