Posted 1/27/10 (Wed)
By Neal A. Shipman
For the fourth straight game, Watford City’s varsity girls basketball team couldn’t finish off their opponent in the fourth quarter. Last Tuesday, once again the Wolves let their third-quarter lead fade away as Watford City fell to Divide County 48-43.
With the loss, the Wolves’ season record dropped to 3-9. This week, Watford City will host Hazen on Friday and then travel to Parshall on Tuesday for a District 15 matchup.
Divide County 48, Watford City 43
For three quarters of play everything seemed to be going Watford City’s way as the Wolves took on the Divide County Maroons last Tuesday. But that was before the fourth-quarter blues hit Watford City once again.
Behind very balanced scoring which saw six Watford City players make the scoring column in the first quarter, the Wolves posted a 17-15 first-quarter lead before outgunning the Maroons 10-5 in the second quarter to take a seven-point, 27-20, lead at halftime.
Divide County began its comeback run in the third quarter outscoring Watford City 14-10 to cut the Wolves’ lead to three points, 37-34.
But once again it was a lackluster offensive performance in the fourth quarter by the Wolves that cost Watford City the win. In the final eight minutes of play, the Maroons outscored the Wolves 14-6 to take the win.
Marti Quale and Jayme Johnson led the Wolves in scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Also scoring for Watford City was Olivia Sundeen with eight points, Dani Bates with six points, McKayla Haugeberg with four points and Stephanie Deutsch with three points.
Watford City 17 27 37 43
Divide County 15 20 34 48