Lady Wolves Drop Conference Opening Contest In Glasgow
Wolf Point’s girls’ basketball squad couldn’t overcome a slow start and lost at Glasgow, 57-42, during District 2B action on Thursday, Dec. 21.
The Scotties gained a 19-2 advantage with two threepoint shots by freshman Mayzie Yoakam highlighting action. Wolf Point’s freshman Jorilynn Black Eagle hit a 14-footer to cut the margin to 19-4 at the end of the quarter.
After Glasgow increased its lead to 22-4, the Wolves began settling in and gaining confidence. Consecutive three-point shots by Ameliya Doney and Keeley Blount-Henderson pulled the Wolves to 22-10.
Trailing 28-14 later in the half, the Wolves struck for eight of the next 10 points on a fast-break hoop by Black Eagle, a three-pointer by Juellz Bauer and a long shot by Azalei Ackerman for a 3022 game.
The half, however, ended on a down note for the Wolves when Glasgow’s Yoakam fired in a deep three-pointer at the buzzer for a 33-22 margin.
After a nice inside move by Sierra Hamilton kept the Wolves close at 37-26 midway into the third quarter, the Scotties scored the next five points. The Wolves were able to cut the margin to 42-30 when Kashlyn Speak Thunder scored off a pass from Hamilton and Ackerman connected from the corner.
A three-pointer at the buzzer by Wolf Point’s Blount-Henderson ended the third quarter with a 45-34 deficit.
A hoop by Hamilton and a three-pointer by Bauer kept the Wolves within range at 49-39 with 5:43 remaining, but the Scotties then scored five of the next seven points.
Top scorers for the Wolves were Ackerman with nine and Bauer with eight. Hamilton and Blount-Henderson added six points each.
Also scoring were Speak Thunder with five, Black Eagle with five and Doney with three.
Leading Glasgow were Yoakam with 20 and Joely Chappell with 13 points.