Wolves get back on winning track
By Neal A. Shipman
After dropping three games last week, the Watford City varsity boys basketball team got back on the winning track last Monday with a 75-56 win over North Shore/Plaza in District 15 action.
With the win, the Wolves improved their season record to 2-3 as they go into their Christmas holiday break.
Watford City 75, North Shore/Plaza 56
Watford City had extremely well-balanced scoring as four players scored in double figures as the Wolves cruised to a 75-56 win over the North Shore/Plaza Wildcats last Monday.
“The guys really played hard and ran the floor well,” stated Randy Cranston, Wolves’ head coach, on the win. “We finally executed for a majority of the game and we had a well- balanced attack on offense.”
The Wolves got off to a fast start against the Wildcats, outscoring North Shore/Plaza, 19-10, in the first quarter. But the Wildcats would answer back in the second quarter as they went on a 27-16 scoring spree to take a 37-35 halftime lead.
But the second half belonged entirely to the Wolves as Watford City outscored the Wildcats 20-6 and 20-13 to take the win.
Tyler Bates led the Wolves in scoring with 19 points, while Michael Schulz, Reid Brown and Cole Rolfsrud ended the game with 14, 12 and 10 points, respectively.
While Cranston was pleased with Watford City’s overall performance, he says the team needs to become more consistent in its outside shooting to compliment its inside game.
Rounding out the scoring for Watford City was Dustin Kleppen with eight points, Mitchell Liebel with five points, Andrew Sampsel with four points, Shane Jorgenson with two points and Brandon Stoker with one point.
Watford City 19 35 55 75
NSP 10 37 43 56