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Wolves down Bowman to win Roughrider Tourney

Posted 12/31/12 (Mon)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

With an easy 75-50 win over Bowman last Friday, the Watford City varsity girls basketball team defended and recaptured the championship trophy at the Roughrider Tournament in Killdeer.
This week, the Wolves, who are 3-0 on the season, will be on the road as they travel to Ray on Saturday, Jan. 5 and then match up against Killdeer on Monday, Jan. 7.

Roughrider Tournament Championship Game
Watford City 75, Bowman 50

Watford City defended its crown against Bowman County as the Wolves cruised to a 75-50 win over the Bulldogs to win the 37th Annual Roughrider Tournament last Friday.
The Wolves led the Bulldogs, 20-14, after the first quarter of play and then increased their lead to nine points, 38-29, at halftime.
“We stress getting a good start to start the second half and we were able to do that today as we pushed the lead to 21 points going into the fourth quarter,” stated John Zenz, Wolves’ head coach. “Our pressure defense bothered them quite a bit as we forced them into quite a few turnovers.”
Katie Mogen led the Wolves in scoring as she shot 10 of 17 from the field and four of four at the charity stripe to end the game with 24 points. Mogen also led the team with three steals.
Joining Katie in double digit scoring was her sister, Amanda, who netted 16 points shooting eight of 14 from the field, and McKayla Haugeberg with 15 points.
Amanda Mogen led the Wolves with five assists while Haugeberg had six rebounds.
Rounding out the scoring for Watford City was Madison Brown with six points, Sadie Kieson with four points, Kara Langerud and Jeanna Zenz with three points each, while Jessica Brown and Alyssa Prichard ended the game with two points each.
“We are off to a good 3-0 start, but we still have plenty to work on,” stated Zenz. “We have given up an average of 10 offensive rebounds a game, which is way too many, so we know we need to do a better job of limiting our opponents to one shot. Also, our perimeter shooting needs to get better as we are only shooting 16 percent from the three-point line for the season. On the positive side, we did stay out of foul trouble against Bowman, which was important.”
Watford City    20    38    59    75
Bowman           14    29    38    50