Wolves offense overpowers Eagles
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City’s varsity girls basketball team picked up a big District 15 win on Jan. 11, as the Wolves crushed the New Town Eagles, 76-28.
The Wolves, who are now 8-1 on the season, will be hosting three back-to-back games this week as Watford City moves into the final weeks of regular season play. Watford City will host Trenton on Jan. 21, with Bowman County coming to town on Friday, Jan. 22. The Wolves will wrap up this week’s games on Saturday, Jan. 23, when they host the Beulah Miners.
Watford City 76, New Town 28
While Watford City’s pressing defense caused New Town major fits, the Wolves’ offense scored effortlessly as the Wolves crushed District 15 rivals, the New Town Eagles, 76-28, last Monday.
Three Watford City players scored in double figures in the blow-out game with Katie Mogen pacing both teams in scoring with 17 points, while Mackenzie Sparby and Ricki Lindley netted 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Watford City, who was never challenged in the game, took control of the offensive action early as the Wolves exploded to a 32-9 first quarter lead.
The Wolves held a commanding, 44-18, halftime lead and then went on a 21-4 third quarter scoring spree to increase their lead to 33 points going into the final eight minutes of play.
Rounding out the scoring for Watford City was ReiAnn Lindley and Kaytlyn Grimes with seven points each, Krystal Wold with six points, Lea Arndt with three points, while Alli Mogen, Avery Sundeen and Iida Lehto ended the game with two points each.
Watford City 32 44 65 76
New Town 9 18 22 38