Wolves’ Second-Half Defense Foils Grizzlies


Black Hills’ defense held visiting Hoquiam to just 11 second-half points and the Wolves walked away with a 45-33 victory in a non-league matchup on Saturday.

The Wolves overcame a slow start, trailing Hoquiam 12-8 at the end of one quarter. But a 15-10 advantage in the second quarter gave the Wolves a 23-22 lead heading into the locker room.

Black Hills then locked down defensively and reeled off a 22-11 run in the second half to secure the win. The Wolves avenged a 42-39 loss to the Grizzlies on Dec. 2.

The Wolves were led offensively by freshman point guard Kiley McMahon’s 17 points and four rebounds. Claire Johnson added 11 points and six boards, while Ava Klovas pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Madison Parker finished with seven rebounds and five points.

The loss snaps a two-game losing skid for the Wolves (5-6, 3-3 EvCo), who host Elma in another non-league contest on Monday.