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Lady Wolves Head To District Tourney

Lady Wolves Head To District Tourney Lady Wolves Head To District Tourney


Wolf Point’s girls’ basketball team showed some promising signs of improvement in the Wolves’ 45-36 home loss against Fairview on Friday, Feb. 9.

The squad’s improved play provided optimism from Coach Frank Benson heading into this week’s District 2B tournament in Wolf Point.

“I’m fully confident,” Benson said after the game on Friday night. “We have a lot of things figured out today. We’re just having fun.”

The Wolves will take on Glasgow at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, during the tournament in Wolf Point. Fairview plays Harlem at 3 p.m. Malta and Poplar receive first-round byes. The title contest is 6 p.m. on Saturday. The top four teams advance to the district tourney.

The young Wolves fell behind early against Fairview, but a free throw by Kashlyn Speak Thunder and four straight points by Keeley Blount-Henderson put Wolf Point up 12-11.

A three-pointer by Macy Tjelde and a drive by Kailee Hopes gave Fairview a 16-12 advantage to end the opening quarter.

Wolf Point’s Juellz Bauer connected on a three-pointer and Jorilynn Black Eagle hit a baseline shot to tie the contest at 17-17 midway into the second period. Two more hoops by Tjelde led the Warriors to a 21-17 half-time advantage.

A pair of three-pointers by Brenna Blount pulled the Wolves to a point during the third quarter. A free throw by Black Eagle kept Wolf Point as close as two points, but Fairview held a 33-28 lead at the end of the third quarter.

After the Warriors increased their advantage to 11 points, the Wolves put together a comeback down the stretch as a drive by Speak Thunder and a 12-footer by Bauer cut the margin to 41-34 with 34 seconds remaining.

A drive by Bauer got the Wolves as close as 42-36, but Fairview’s Carly Buxbaum then hit three free throws.

Wolf Point’s top scorers were Blount with nine, Blount-Henderson with eight and Bauer with seven points. Also scoring were Speak Thunder with three, Black Eagle with three and Ameliya Doney with two points.

Leading Fairview were Tjelde with 19 and Hopes with 14 points.

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