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Warriors’ comeback falls short

Gary Kank, Tribune sportswriter

Playing on the road in Coleville on Tuesday, the Whittell High girls basketball team rallied back from a 15-point first-half deficit but couldn’t quite get over the hump in a 43-35 loss to the Wolves.

Down 10-2 after the first quarter, the Warriors could have easily thrown in the towel, but a spirited second-half comeback saw the Warriors tie the game at 33 with 4 minutes to go.

According to Wines, a couple of bad breaks with officials’ calls put Coleville on the line and ultimately sealed the game for the Wolves.

“I’m so proud of the way we played,” Warrior coach Lindsay Wines said. “Even though we lost, I wasn’t dissatisfied.”

Elise Thomas led the Warriors with 14 points and Ashley Wines chipped in with eight.

Jackie Laurian and Kelly Flanigan both contributed with stellar defensive performances and four points apiece.

Next up for the Warriors is Thursday’s 2:30 p.m. contest with the Douglas Tigers at Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove.

In early action Tuesday, the Whittell High girls JV squad squeaked out a 15-14 win over the Coleville JVs.

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