Wolves pound White Shield
By Neal A. Shipman
The Watford City varsity boys basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Jan. 6 as the Wolves pounded White Shield, 72-45.
The Wolves, who are now 2-5 on the season, will be on the road this week as they travel to North Shore on Thursday, Stanley on Saturday and then to Williston Trinity Christian on Monday, Jan. 19.
Watford City 72, White Shield 45
Watford City exploded to a 23-4 first quarter lead, and then never looked back as the Wolves dominated the Warriors last Tuesday.
“The players came out and played as hard as they have all year long,” stated Randy Cranston, Wolves’ head coach. “We had great balanced scoring and played together very well. We played very good defense, which gave White Shield fits.”
Watford City had four players score in double figures in the contest, and continued to control the tempo in the first half of the game as the Wolves outgunned the Warriors, 18-14, in the second quarter to hold a 41-18 halftime lead.
Logan Fettig paced the Wolves in scoring with 18 points, while Cameron Runells netted 16 points. Also scoring in double figures was Seth Indergard and David Kline with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
White Shield would cut into Watford City’s lead in the third quarter as the Warriors outscored the Wolves, 22-15, but never challenged for the lead. Watford City slammed the door on White Shield in the final eight minutes going on a 16-5 scoring spree to take the easy win.
Rounding out the scoring for Watford City was Cole McGorman with seven points, Bo Cook with six points, and Korbin Knutson with one point.
“We need to continue to work on handling the ball against pressure,” states Cranston, on the win. “But we continue to take strides in the right direction.”
Watford City 23 41 56 72
White Shield 4 18 40 45