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Bison edge Wolves in season opener

Posted 12/16/14 (Tue)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

In a very close game from start to finish, the Watford City Wolves opened their 2014-15 boys basketball season with a 66-64 loss to the Hazen Bison on Saturday.
The Bison led the Wolves, 15-13, at the end of the first quarter, and then upped their advantage to 33-30 at halftime.
Both teams netted 20 points in the third quarter, with the Wolves posting a 14-13 scoring advantage in the final eight minutes of action.
“It was a typical first game performance for us,” stated Randy Cranston, Wolves’ head coach, on the loss. “We had too many turnovers and struggled to execute on offense. Defensively, we lost track of their best player too many times.”
But in spite of the loss, Cranston says there were some bright spots for the Wolves in the game.
“We shot the ball well from the outside,” states Cranston. “And at the end, we had an opportunity to tie or win the game. But the shots didn’t fall.”
The Wolves had three players score in double figures in the loss with David Kline scoring a game high 23 points, followed by Cole McGorman  and Cameron Runnels with 16 and 13 points, respectively.
Also scoring for Watford City was Logan Fettig with eight points and Seth Indergard with four points.
The Wolves’ next action will be on Thursday when Watford City hosts the New Town Eagles.
Watford City    13    30    50    64
Hazen                15    33    53    66