Written by Devon Boen
The Lady Wolves gave an excellent performance this week against both Harlem and Plentywood. After coming off of a tough game against Malta last week, the girls came out strong on the basketball court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, against Harlem, winning 50-35.
The Lady Wolves grabbed an early lead in the first quarter, scoring 17 points and only allowing Harlem nine. This energy dwindled slightly in the second quarter and both the Wolves and Harlem scored 10 points. The Wolves went into half-time with an eight-point lead and knew they would need to step up their performance in the second half if they wanted to bring home a win.
Knowing this, Wolf Point scored 15 in the third quarter and kept Harlem’s scoring to a minimum, only allowing two baskets to be made by the opponents.
The tables turned in the fourth quarter, with Harlem scoring 12 points and Wolf Point only scoring eight, but the Wildcats’ last-ditch attempt wouldn’t be enough to defeat the Lady Wolves.
The girls worked hard for the win and Emma Gourneau led the team with 11 points, and Callyn Gourneau followed close behind with 10 points. Christean Holen contributed nine; Alicia Ledeau, five; Sonica Archdale, four; Mariah Weeks, three; and Ashley Page and Sarah Hafner, two each.
The girls kept the momentum going in the Friday, Jan. 18, game against their historic rival, Plentywood. It was a close game right down to the last quarter, but the Lady Wolves came out on top, winning 51-42.
The first half was neck- and-neck with Wolf Point scoring nine points in the first quarter and Plentywood just barely trailing with seven points. No relief was brought in the second quarter for the Lady Wolves. Both teams fought hard and brought home 15 points each, leaving Wolf Point with just a two-point lead going into half-time.
In the second half, Wolf Point increased its lead by two points, scoring 12 in the third quarter over Plentywood’s 10 points. In the fourth and most important quarter of the game, Plentywood stayed consistent from the previous quarter, scoring another 10 points, while the Wolves stepped up their intensity and scored 15 points, securing the win.
Weeks helped lead the team to victory with 11 points; Zirahuen Hernandez, 10 points; Emma Gourneau, nine; Callyn Gourneau, six; Archdale, four; Holen, three; and Hafner, two.
Fans can come out and see if the Lady Wolves can continue their victory streak on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Wolf Point against Sidney at 5 p.m. Senior athletes will be honored during this game.
Friday, Jan. 25, the Lady Wolves will face off against Poplar in an away game.