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Warriors get revenge on Wolves

Joe Proudman

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (TDT) – Two weeks ago Whittell lost to Coleville, in a game that was still fresh in coach Matt Bryant’s mind, even after their 32-27 win over the Wolves on Tuesday night.

“It was good to see them respond, because we lost to them the first time,” he said. “It’s good to see my team respond back.”

It wasn’t an easy win though. Whittell ended the first quarter down 11-10, with an even worse second half only scoring five points and going into the break down 19-15. Bryant said his team made only 16 percent of their shots in the first half.

“Scoring is our issue,” he said. “We’re just not a good shooting team.

“We’re basically half of what a high school team’s percentage should be.”

Of their 32 points on the night, Austin Neil had 12, Austin Buyak had five and Mark Waite had six.

The second half went Whittell’s way though. The Warriors came out of the break and took the lead, 21-19 behind baskets from Neil, Buyak and Garrett Bronken. Coleville tied it up at 21-21, before getting the lead back at 24-21. But a Bronken offensive rebound and put-back, followed by a Waite steal, gave Whittell a 25-24 lead that they never gave up.

Bryant said it was good to see his team manage a comeback, just a couple games after the Warriors lost a big halftime lead to Silver Stage on Saturday.

“Now they realize it’s a long four quarter game and they can get in it,” Bryant said.

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