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Poplar Boys Win Conference Contest Against Wolf Point, 75-56

Poplar Boys Win Conference Contest Against Wolf Point, 75-56 Poplar Boys Win Conference Contest Against Wolf Point, 75-56


Poplar’s boys’ basketball squad came out red-hot en route to a 75-56 home victory over Wolf Point on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Standout senior Delray Lilley was feeling it for Poplar as he connected on six three-pointers and had 26 points during the first half.

A pair of free throws by Cade Stafne and a basket by Jack Kolstad kept the Wolves close at 13-12 midway into the opening quarter, but the Indians poured in the next 15 points on seven points by Lilley, five points by Kaniel Ricker and a three-pointer by Geordy Medicine Cloud for a 28-12 advantage at the end of the opening quarter.

Lilley fired in two three-pointers and Kameron Reum hit another early in the second period to put the margin at 37-16.

The Wolves responded with baskets by Kolstad and Stafne, but Reum scored off a great save by Lilley with 4:32 left in the half.

Two free throws by Peyton Summers and a three-pointer by Richard Campbell pulled the Wolves back to 45-25.

Wolf Point’s Lennoxx Lilley hit a three-pointer late in the half, but a drive by Medicine Cloud put the Indians ahead 51-30 to end the half.

The scoring of Ricker and Cetan Growing Thunder highlighted play early in the third quarter as the Indians built a 57-33 advantage. A three-pointer by Kolstad and free throws by Lennoxx Lilley got the Wolves as close as 20 points, but Poplar ended the third quarter with a three-pointer by Medicine Cloud and a fast-break basket by Reum for a 64-39 margin.

The Wolves outscored Poplar by a 17-11 margin in the fourth quarter for the 7556 final.

Delray Lilley finished with 32 points to lead the Indians. Ricker scored 13 and Medicine Cloud had 11 points.

Also scoring were Reum with seven, Growing Thunder with six, Finesse Headdress with two, Gavyn Grainger with two and Blake Lambert with two.

Leading Wolf Point were Stafne with 18 and Summers with 14. Rounding out the scoring were Kolstad with eight, Campbell with five, Lennoxx Lilley with five, Sean Hamilton with four and DJ Fischer with two points.

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