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Wolves Drop Home Contest Against Harlem In League Action

Wolves Drop Home Contest Against Harlem In League Action Wolves Drop Home Contest Against Harlem In League Action

In a heated back-and-forth contest, Wolf Point’s boys’ basketball team came up just short against Harlem by a 6763 margin on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The visiting Wildcats struck for the last six points of the first half to take a 36-30 advantage at intermission.

Wolf Point fought back early in the third quarter. Down by a 39-33 margin, the Wolves hit seven straight points on a basket by DJ Fischer off a pass from Jack Kolstad, a hoop by Peyton Summers and a three-pointer by Lennoxx Lilley for a 40-39 lead.

After a tip-in by Harlem’s Cody McCabe, Wolf Point kept rolling on a short jumper by Kolstad, a free throw by Fischer, four points by Summers along with free throws by Zandon Calder and Fischer for a 49-44 advantage.

The Wolves held a 51-45 lead at the end of the third quarter and gained a 55-47 advantage on two free throws by Kolstad with 6:57 remaining.

Lilley connected on a 16-footer to put Wolf Point ahead 59-52 with 5:46 left, but Harlem ran off the next seven points for a 59-59 deadlock with 2:38 left.

A free throw by Lilley put the Wolves back ahead, but Harlem’s Matthew Billmayer then fired in a three-pointer to put the Wildcats ahead to stay.

After the Wolves missed two shot attempts, a free throw by McCabe and a drive by Billmayer increased Harlem’s lead to 65-60 heading into the final minute.

Wolf Point’s Cade Stafne connected on a three-pointer to give the Wolves hope at 65-63 with 34 seconds left, but the Wolves were unable to score again.

The Wolves will travel to Fairview on Friday, Jan. 19, and host Poplar on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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