Written by Vicki Viall
It was not the best of nights in the Wolves’ Den Thursday, Jan. 30. The night started with the boys’ C squad taking on Sidney’s JVII squad.
The score at halftime was Wolves 23, Eagles 33. The game stayed in that spread range until the final buzzer. Final score was Wolves 52, Eagles 61.
Then, the JV team took the court against the Sidney JVI squad. The Wolves kept the score within striking distance through the third period which ended with the Wolves 25, Eagles 28.
Then, the Eagles seemed to find an extra gear and ended up taking the game with 45 to the Wolves’ 28.
The varsity Wolves were not at the top of their game. They were not controlling the board on either end of the court, the shots were not falling and they couldn’t seem to keep a handle on the ball. Every time it looked as if they were on the verge of a rally, the Eagles flew off again.
The score was tied at 8 at the end of the first period. Sadly, it was all downhill from there. The halftime score was Wolf Point 13, Eagles 31.
At the end of the third period, the Wolves were still within distance of getting back into the game. They just could not get their game on and the Eagles started soaring just a bit higher. Final score was Wolf Point 38, Sidney 58.
High scorers for Wolf Point were junior Markell Blount, 9; freshman Nathan Hamilton, 7; and senior Tukker Toavs, 7.
The Wolves’ JV team shut down the Poplar Indians with a huge win of 56-31 on Friday, Jan. 31.
The Wolves varsity came back with a win over the Poplar Indians, even though the Wolves started a bit sluggishly. At the end of the first period, Poplar had a lead of 11-8.
By the end of the first half, the Wolves had the lead by two. In the third period, the Wolves started really getting their game together and closed out that period with a lead of 38-31.
In the end, the Wolves had the win with Wolf Point 50, Poplar 41.
High scorers for the Wolves were freshman Nathan Hamilton, 11; senior Tukker Toavs, 10; and junior Hayden Hanks, 9.
High scorers for the Indians were senior TJ Tuttle, 15; junior Myltin Bighorn, 7; and junior Louie Iron Bear, 7.
Friday, Feb. 7, the Wolves will be in Glendive when all three boys’ teams will be on the road with game times of 4:15, 5:30 and 7 p.m.