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Wolfpack Girls Win Riverside Holiday Tournament

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

CEDAR RAPIDS — EPPJ took an early lead and made it hold up Friday afternoon to win the Riverside Holiday Tournament, defeating the host Riverside Chargers 41 to 30.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 7-1 as they are currently riding a two-game winning streak.
Lydia Behnk scored with under a second to play to give the Wolfpack a nine to six lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter play of the Wolfpack helped build an eight-point lead at intermission. EPPJ scored the first seven points of the quarter to take a 16 to 6 lead. Nikki Beckman had three points in the run, all coming on free throws.
Riverside got baskets from Molly Berger and Fina Choat to cut the lead to eight points at the half.
The teams traded baskets in the third quarter. At the start of the fourth quarter, Riverside cut the Wolfpack’s lead to five points. Jenna Parks answered with five points on two field goals to bump the lead up to 10 points with 6:23 left in the game.
The Wolfpack’s lead grew to 14 points on a free throw from Jill Schindler. They maintained the margin the rest of the game until Choat scored with 31 seconds left to make the final margin of victory 11 points.
Parks led the Wolfpack with 12 points. She was the only Wolfpack player to score in double figures.
The Wolfpack defense forced the Chargers into numerous turnovers in the game. Riverside had 27 turnovers in the game compared to just 12 for the Wolfpack.
First round
Down by 15 points at halftime, the Wolfpack roared back in the second half to defeat Burwell 37 to 33.
EPPJ made less than 33 percent of their field goal attempts in the game (15-46) but found a way to defeat the Lady Longhorns.
Over the final two quarters, the Wolfpack outscored Burwell 27 to eight.
The offense played better in the final two quarters, but the defense was outstanding. In the third quarter, they limited the Lady Longhorns to just three points, and just five points in the fourth quarter.
Leading the scoring parade for the Wolfpack was Liz Selting with 13 points, Parks had nine and Baylee Wemhoff added seven.
Another key statistic in the game was turnovers, Burwell had 24 compared to just 16 for the Wolfpack.
Wolfpack 41, Riverside 30
Wolfpack…………9  9  8  15 — 41
Riverside…………6  4  8  12 — 30
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 1-2 0-0 2, Jenna Parks 3-12 4-7 12, Nikki Beckman 1-5 3-5 5, Lydia Behnk 1-2 0-2 2, Calli Krebs 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Mescher 3-7 0-0 6, Jill Schindler 4-7 1-3 9, Baylee Wemhoff 1-5 1-2 3, Hayley Stamp 1-3 0-0 2. Team totals: 14-43 9-19 41. Three-point shots: Jenna Parks (2).
Riverside team totals: 14-40 1-8 30.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 27 (Jenna Parks 7, Hayley Stamp 6), Riverside 41. Assists — Wolfpack 9 (Jenna Parks 4, Nikki Beckman 3), Riverside 10. Steals  Wolfpack 12 (Jenna Parks 6), Riverside 6. Turnovers — Wolfpack 12, Riverside 27.
Wolfpack 37, Burwell 33
Wolfpack………6   4  11  16 — 37
Burwell……….14  11  3    5 — 33
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 5-12 2-5 13, Jenna Parks 4-12 1-2 9, Nikki Beckman 1-4 0-0 2, Jordan Mescher 0-2 0-0 0, Jill Schindler 3-8 0-0 6, Baylee Wemhoff 2-6 2-2 7, Hayley Stamp 0-2 0-3 0. Team totals: 15-46 5-12 37.
Burwell team totals: 13-40 4-5 33.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 30 (Liz Selting 6), Burwell 32. Assists — Wolfpack 9 (Jenna Parks 5), Burwell 9. Steals — Wolfpack 10 (Baylee Wemhoff 3), Burwell 5. Turnovers — Wolfpack 16, Burwell 24.

Wolfpack Falls To Creighton Bulldogs

December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — For two quarters, Elgin Public-Pope John gave the Creighton boys basketball team all they could handle.
But, in the second half, Creighton pulled away to claim a 64 to 44 victory Monday night (Dec. 22). Trailing 27 to 26 to start the second half, the Wolfpack (2-4) saw the game slip away. The score was tied at 31-all when Creighton put together a 33 to 13 run to close out the game.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Creighton Holds Off Wolfpack Girls

December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Playing their last game before the Christmas break, Creighton came to town and snapped the Wolfpack’s five-game winninst streak with a 60 to 42 victory on Monday night, Dec. 22.
Four Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Emily Sorensen with 15 points to help propel Creighton to the victory.
Creighton jumped out to a 25 to 18 lead at halftime. The Wolfpack cut into the lead in the third quarter. Sophomore guard Baylee Wemhoff hit a rainbow three-pointer as the buzzer sounded at the end of the third quarter to make the score 40 to 33.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Wolfpack Basketball Teams Advance To Finals

December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

holidaytournfinalsBoth the boys and girls Wolfpack basketball teams won their first round Riverside Holiday Tournament games yesterday. They advance to the Championship games to be held on Friday in Cedar Rapids. The girls will take to the court at 2:30 p.m.  The boys will tip-off at 4:15 p.m.  Good luck to both teams!

Henn Wins 106-Pound Class At Pope John Invite

December 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — The Pope John Wrestling Invitational annually draws some of the best wrestlers in the state.
Such was the case again Saturday as 19 schools competed into early evening to crown champions.
Elgin Public-Pope John had four wrestlers compete. Two of them reached the championship round.
Freshman Logan Henn had his best performance of the season, winning the 106-pound division, defeating Alejandro Martinez of Elkhorn Valley in the finals. Finishing third was Dominque Rickard of Plainview while Bryson Bovee of Pender took fourth.
Teammate Andrew Fangman, wrestling at 152 pounds, also reached the finals. There, he faced Riley Dugan of Central Valley. On this day, Dugan bested Fangman, as the Wolfpack junior finished in second place. Placing third was Peter Gubbels of Plainview while Ryan Smith of Riverside took fourth.
At 120 pounds, Wolfpack wrestler Geoffrey Carr pinned Chase Tate of Nebraska Christian to highlight his day on the mats.
Wrestling at 145 pounds, Ryan Pelster was 2-2 on the day with one pin.
Randolph won the team title with 130 points followed by Plainview 129.5, Cross County/Osceola 86, Palmer 84.5, Pender 83, Central Valley 78.5, West Holt 66, Clearwater-Orchard 65, Nebraska Christian 62, Elkhorn Valley 59.5, EPPJ 51, North Central 47.5, Pleasanton 42, St. Mary’s 30, Hartington CC 21, GACC 17, Fullerton 8, Riverside 5 and LHF 2.

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