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Wolves Prepare For District Tournament

Wolves Prepare For District Tournament Wolves Prepare For District Tournament

Wolf Point’s boys’ basketball squad ended the regular season by falling to Fairview, 63-34, on Friday, Feb. 9.

After a frustrating regular season, Wolf Point Coach Cole Hanks is looking forward to the District 2B tournament to be held in Wolf Point this week.

The Wolves will face Poplar at 7:30 p.m. in the first round on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Fairview meets Harlem at 4:30 p.m. Malta and Glasgow receive byes. The championship game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The top four teams advance to the divisional tourney.

“I feel going into the tourney that we have done a lot of good things that don’t show up in the win-loss column,” Hanks said. “The younger kids have developed a ton and will give us some good production. I feel we are starting to finally get healthy from the flu bugs going around, which will also help us with more energy. I think we can make some noise in the tournament. We just have to believe we can do that.”

A three-point play by Peyton Summers ended the first quarter on a good note for the Wolves. Fairview led 13-9 at the end of the first period.

Fairview increased the margin to 21-12, but a pair of free throws by Jack Kolstad closed the margin to seven points. The Warriors then struck for the next five points including three by Jeff Tjelde for a 26-14 advantage.

Fairview held a 27-17 halftime lead and then accounted for eight of the first 11 points of the third quarter. After Wolf Point’s Lennoxx Lilley canned a three-pointer, the Warriors scored nine of the next 11 points. Fairview held a 48-27 lead at the end of the quarter.

Summers opened the fourth period with a pair of free throws, but Fairview struck for the next 13 points for a 61-29 margin.

Summers led the Wolves with 13 points. Also scoring were Lilley with six, Sean Hamilton with six, Cade Stafne with five, Kolstad with two and DJ Fischer with two points.

Top scorers for Fairview were Tjelde with 25 and Landen Thompson with 12 points.

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