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Wolf Point’s Girls Look Forward To Strong Season

Wolf Point’s Girls Look Forward To Strong Season Wolf Point’s Girls Look Forward To Strong Season

Wolf Point’s girls’ basketball coach Frank Benson expects two tough games when the Wolves begin their season in Browning on Dec. 1-2.

The Wolves will play Hays-Lodge Pole at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and Browning’s JVs at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

“Hays almost made the divisional two years in a row. They lost a close game,” Benson said.

The Wolves have the goal of returning to the state tournament this season.

Seniors on the squad are Juellz Bauer, Sierra Hamilton, Kylie Rodenberg and Azalei Ackerman. Other returning players from last year’s varsity roster include junior Keeley Blount-Henderson, junior Ameliya Doney and sophomore Kashlyn Speak Thunder. Girls who were alternates on the tournament team were sophomores Karmyn Plain Feather and Amya Martinez.

Coach Frank Benton said the Wolves are very fundamentally sound heading into the season.

Hamilton was an All-Conference selection last year and is anticipated to have a big senior season.

Benson said Ackerman has improved a good deal and sees the floor very well. He noted that Ackerman and Bauer were key contributors in last season’s challenge game to qualify for the state tournament. Both are excellent shooters.

Rodenberg was one of the team’s top rebounders last season and play solid defense. “She brings energy to the team. She goes 100 miles per hour all the time,” Benson said.

Blount-Henderson is excellent at creating plays, Benson said.

The coach looks forward to having a strong inside game with Hamilton and Speak Thunder.

“We’re going to be going high-low,” Benson said. “I’m excited about it.”

The Wolves, with an opening turnout of 20 players, has team speed as a strength.

“We have a solid bunch,” Benson said. He feels the Wolves will compete with Poplar and Malta for the district championship.

Wolf Point Girls’ Basketball Schedule

Dec. 1-2: Native American Classic (Browning) Dec. 5: Sidney Dec. 8-9: at Lockwood Class B Tip-off Dec. 21: at Glasgow Dec. 22: Scobey Jan. 12: Malta Jan. 13: Harlem Jan. 19: at Fairview Jan. 20: Poplar Jan. 23: at Circle Jan. 26: at Scobey Jan. 27: Glasgow Feb. 2: at Malta Feb. 3: at Harlem Feb. 8: at Poplar Feb. 9: Fairview Feb. 14-17: District (Wolf Point) Feb. 29-March 2: Divisional (Conrad) March 7-9: State (Billings)

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