4th quarter key in Wolverine setback
Harris-Lake Park pulled away in the fourth quarter to down West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate, 52-41 in conference action in West Bend on Jan. 15.
Kayla Banwart’s 10 points sparked the Wolverines. Kenzie Grimm was next with seven. Banwart also made eight steals and two assists. Grimm had four assists.
Trailing just 13-12 after the first quarter, WBM/GCB fell behind 31-22 at halftime, but clawed back by outscoring H-LP 12-6 in the third period to cut the deficit to 37-34 entering the final period. H-LP then outscored WBM/GCB 15-7 in the final period.
“We’re starting to shoot the ball better at this point in the season,” Wolverine coach Eugene Ruppert said. “We’re starting to come around with our shooting. With some luck, we can start running a string here coming up.”
“I feel better about our team now. We play good defense and our offense is improving. If we continue to shoot the ball better, we feel we can play with anybody,” Ruppert said.
The Wolverines, 6-9 overall, 3-5 in the Corn Belt Conference, play hosted to CWL on Jan. 25.