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Watford girls improve to 14-2

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

With a 69-37 on-the-road win over the Hazen Bison, the Watford City  varsity girls basketball team improved its season record to 14-2.
The Wolves will be closing out their regular season action this week as Watford City travels to Bowman on Thursday and then hosts Dickinson Trinity on Friday evening.
Watford City 69, Hazen 37
Watford City used a strong 26-point scoring effort in the first quarter to set the tone of its game against Hazen early last Tuesday evening. And with a comfortable lead, the Wolves’ defense did it job holding the Bison to just two points in the second quarter en route to an easy non-district victory.
“We were able to transition real well from defense to offense and get some easy fast break points,” stated John Zenz, Wolves’ head coach.
Watford City led the Bison, 37-15, at halftime, and then extended its lead to 31 points, 60-29, after three quarters of play.
McKayla Haugeberg paced the Wolves in scoring with 20 points,  followed by Katie Mogen with 19 points. Haugeberg and Mogen also led the Wolves in steals and rebounds with 10 and six, respectively. Madison Brown also scored in double figures in the win with 11 points.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wolves was Jessica Brown with six points, Amanda Mogen with five points, Kara Langerud and Elise Hadley with three points each, while  Ricki Lindley ended the game with two points.
Amanda Mogen and Jessica  Brown dished out eight and six assists to lead the Wolves.
Watford City    26    37    60    69
Hazen              13    15    29    37