BARTLETT — Having dropped their last two games, the Wolfpack girls basketball team ‘righted the ship’ Tuesday night with an impressive 48 to 38 victory over Chambers/Wheeler Central.
Wrapping up their final week of regular season play, the Wolfpack turned in an impressive effort for Coach Randy Eisenhauer.
“The girls came out and played an excellent first half on both sides of the ball,” he said. “The second half we struggled on the offensive end but had great intensity on defense to secure the win.
Leading 36 to 26 to start the second half, freshman Jenna Parks got things going in the right direction when she pulled up and drilled a trey to boost the lead to 13 points.
Back-to-back basketsMeagan Carr and Dawn Klabenes cut EPPJ’s lead downto nine points before Stephanie Bode scored to make the lead double digits again.
In the fourth quarter the Wolfpack outscored their opponent seven to six to secure the victory. Ivy Prater came off the bench to provide some needed scoring.
Bode then added three points and Chelsi Mescher had a field goal in the final period.
Bode led the Wolfpack with 15 points, Mescher had 14 and Parks added 13.
Trailing by three at halftime, the Wolfpack charged from behind to claim a 38 to 36 victory over Clearwater/Orchard Thursday night.
The victory avenged a loss at the NVC Tournament less than a week earlier. “The girls played a great defensive game after giving up 66 points to this team last week,” Coach Eisenhauer said.
“We ended on a positive ntoe for the regular season and hope to carry the momentum into the postseason.”
Down 17 to 14 at halftime, the Wolfpack outscored the Cyclones 12 to six in the third quarter to take the lead, 26 to 23, setting the stage for a thrilling final eight minutes in which EPPJ held on for the victory.
Mescher led the Wolfpack with 18 points, the only EPPJ player to score in double figures.
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