With wins, boys improve to 6-4
By Neal A. Shipman
It was a very good week of basketball for the Watford City boys varsity basketball team as the Wolves picked up wins over Tioga, North Shore-Plaza and Powers Lake. With the wins, the Wolves improved their season record to 6-4.
This week the Wolves will travel to Beulah on Saturday before hosting Stanley on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Watford City 63, Tioga 53
Watford City got off to a very cold start against Tioga last Tuesday as the Wolves found themselves trailing the Pirates, 20-5. But a strong second half propelled the Wolves to a key region win.
Trailing the Pirates, 36-21, at halftime, Watford City needed to turn its game around in the second half. And turn it around they did!
While the Wolves were able to cut the Pirates lead to 11 points, 47-36, going into the final quarter, Watford City had a lot of work ahead in order to pull off the come-from-behind win.
But when the buzzer sounded eight minutes later, the Wolves had outscored the Pirates, 27-6, to pull off the seemingly impossible win.
Mitchell Liebel and Logan Fettig paced the Wolves in scoring with 23 and 15 points, respectively, while Dustin Kleppen netted nine points.
Also scoring for Watford City was Bo Cook with seven points, Seth Indergard with three points, while David Kline, Dillon Smith and Andrew Sampsel netted two points each.
Watford City 5 21 36 63
Tioga 20 36 47 53
Watford City 65, North Shore-Plaza 50
It was no contest on Friday as the Watford City Wolves boys varsity basketball team rolled over the North Shore-Plaza Wildcats, 65-50.
The Wolves jumped out to a 22-7 first quarter lead, and never looked back en route to the easy win.
The Wolves led the Wildcats, 36-20, at halftime and by 19 points at the end of three quarters of play.
Bo Cook, Logan Fettig and David Kline led Watford City in scoring with 17, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wolves was Andrew Sampsel with seven points, Seth Indergard and Mitchell Liebel with six points each, Dustin Kleppen with three points, Cole McGorman and Charlie Villanueva with two points each, while Brenden Leaming ended the game with one point.
Watford City 22 36 50 65
NSP 7 20 31 50
Watford City 66, Powers Lake 56
Watford City capped off a three win week as the Wolves downed the Powers Lake Ranchers, 66-56, during Super Saturday action at Williston State College.
While the Wolves would trail the Ranchers, 15-14, at the end of the first quarter, Watford City would use the next two quarters to secure the win. Watford City led the Ranchers, 33-28, at halftime, and by 18 points, 55-37, at the end of three quarters of play.
David Kline lit the scoreboard up for the Wolves as he posted a game high 32 points to lead both teams in scoring.
Also scoring for Watford City was Bo Cook with eight points, Dustin Kleppen, Seth Indergard, Mitchell Liebel and Logan Fettig with six points each, while Charlie Villanueva ended the game with two points.
Watford City 14 33 55 66
Powers Lake 15 28 37 56