February 15, 2012

Wolves get easy win over Hazen Bison

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Hazen became the latest victim of a tenacious Watford City varsity girls basketball team as the Wolves rolled over the Bison, 76-33, last Tuesday.
With the win, the Wolves improved their season record to 14-2. Watford City will be wrapping up their regular season play this week as the Wolves host Bowman on Thursday and then travel to Dickinson Trinity on Friday.

Watford City 76, Hazen 33
Watford City set the tone of the game early on in the first quarter of play as the Wolves powered by the Hazen Bison 76-33 last Tuesday.
“The girls put together three quarters of excellent pressure ‘up-tempo’ basketball against Hazen,” stated John Zenz, Wolves’ head coach.
Watford City, which was never challenged in the game, exploded to a 20-10 first-quarter lead and then coasted to an easy win. The Wolves led the Bison, 43-19, at halftime and by 46 points, 69-23, at the end of the third quarter.
“We ran the court well and forced the Bison into many turnovers,” stated Zenz on the Wolves’ 14th win of the season.
Three Watford City players scored in double figures in the contest with  Katie Mogen and Brianna Allex pacing the Wolves with 18 points each. Mogen hit on nine of 13 attempts from the field. Also in double-figure scoring for Watford City was McKayla Haugeberg, who netted 14 points and had a season high 11 assists, as well as eight steals.
Allex, who has provided much of the defensive spark  led the team with nine rebounds and had seven steals to cap off a great game for the Wolves.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wolves was Charlie Hystad and Amanda Mogen with nine points each, Sadie Kieson with six points and Fallon Fladeland with two points.
Watford City    20    43    69    76
Hazen                10    19    23    33