After a slow, 2-point first quarter the North Sevier Wolves beat the Gunnison Bulldogs on the road last Wednesday night. They were able to put up 19 shots in the second quarter to even the half time score to lead by two, 21-19, and continued with a small lead for the remainder of the game to take a 52-47 victory.
“Nothing like beating Gunnison,” said Coach Dakota Shepherd. “We knew it was going to be a dog fight. We felt like whoever was the harder working team was going to win. The boys never gave up. Randy and Greyson played great for us on both ends of the floor. Then two seniors Ryker and Ethan sealed the deal for us at the end of the game.”
Senior Ethan Fielding led in scoring with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist, and sophomore Greyson Bennett added 11 points with 3 timely 3-point baskets and 1 rebound. Sophomore Randy Elmer contributed 7 points with 3 assists and 2 steals, and Senior Cauy Williams made 6 points with 3 rebounds. Senior Tate Goble had 5 points with 3 rebounds and a steal, sophomore Kyson Bosshardt 4 points and Ryker Frischknecht 2 game-ending free throw points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Senior Keaton Rosquist grabbed 5 rebounds in the Wolf victory.
This week the team hosts North Summit Wednesday night then will travel to Duchesne for another region game next Friday.
The North Sevier Lady Wolves overpowered the Bulldogs last Tuesday night with a smashing 65-23 victory. The game was relatively close until the second quarter when North Sevier turned on the power, scoring 26 and holding Gunnison to just 4 points.
“We had fun Tuesday night,” said Coach Lexa Larsen. “Our second quarter was the best we have had all year. We shot the ball well and our defense was really good after the first quarter. We were able to hold their leading scorer to just 3 points and hold their team completely scoreless in the 4th quarter. The offense was really balanced, and we cut down on our turnovers and fouls, so I feel like we made some good progress.”
Brooklyn Butler led in scoring with 13 points, Trey Torgerson added 12, Mila Torgerson 10, Avery Smith 9, Sydnie Henry 8, Alli Mason 5, Cale Torgerson 4, and both Kamryn Pierce and Swayzee Mason 2.
This puts North Sevier 1-2 in region play after tough losses to Millard and North Summit last week
“Millard doesn’t have any all-star players; they just play really well together. But I do not believe they are a better team than us and I fully expect to beat them the next time we play. Our region is really tough this year with 4 out of the 5 teams ranked in the top 10, so every night is a challenge,’ said Coach Larsen. “We didn’t play well at all in the first half against North Summit. But we made the necessary adjustments at halftime and came roaring back. We ended up losing by 2, so we are looking forward to the rematch.”
The rematch is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 on the Wolves home court. They will also host Duchesne at home on Thursday, January 27.