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Opening Conference Play At Paullina


December 12, 2019

Vanessa Rohwer

Kaylee Jacobs moves the ball through West Sioux defenders during Wolverine Girls home basketball action Tuesday night against West Sioux in Paullina.

West Sioux played at Paullina on Tuesday December 3 to open the Basketball season. Although West Sioux outscored the host Wolverines by 10, 64-54, the Falcons did not produce a single run-away quarter of play. The Falcons started the game off taking a 5-point lead and advanced their lead by just 1 point going into the half.

After the break, the 27-21 visitor's lead edged a bit more. The Falcons gained 4 more points in the third over the Wolverines. The Wolverines fought back during the final period of play matching the 19 points scored in the fourth. The Wolverines put on a strong performance.

Taryn Hintz was in the shooter role on Tuesday hitting 26 Wolverine points. Hannah Dau and Sydney Struve followed with 8 each. Kaylee Jacobs drilled 5 and Anna Friedrichsen rounded out the scoring by adding a pair of good free throws.

Head Coach Erica Dreckman said, "I thought the girls did a good job moving the ball around and taking good shots. With it being our first game, there are some things we want to tweak." She went on to say, "Defensively I thought we did a good job crating turnovers."

Defensively the Wolverines put up good numbers. A pair of blocked shots by Hintz showed the Wolverines ability to put pressure on their opponent while 14 team steals highlights the Wolverines' ability to take advantage of quick hands. The Falcons strongest advantage over the games outcome could be from both its range of scorers, three hitting double digits, and from their control of the boards. The Falcons out-rebounded the Wolverines by more than 2 to 1.


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