GREEN RIVER – After losing their first game late Thursday night, the Green River Wolves played a much better game on Friday. However, second half problems led to their second loss of the season.
The Wolves hit the court on Friday after a tough overtime loss to Grace, Idaho, to conclude the first day of the Flaming Gorge Classic. The road did not get easier as they faced arguably on of the best teams in the tournament, Northridge, Utah.
Northridge exploded out of the gate scoring the first seven but the Wolves responded with a 12-point run of their own. At the end of one, it was Green River with a five-point advantage, 16-11. Northridge battled back and cut the Green River lead back to two to start the second. A Chance Hofer three ended the run and Devin Love added a three but the Knights continued to run taking a 33-28 lead at the half.
Hofer hit a three out of the break and Cameron Morris converted a three-point play as Green River regained the lead to start the third. From there, it was all Northridge. After the six quick points, the Knights outscored the Wolves 20-3 to take 53-37 lead at the end of the third.
Despite the best efforts of Gavin Heiser and Dakota Wingard, Northridge added to the lead and handed the Wolves their second loss, 72-59.
The Wolves will look to enter the holiday break with a little momentum as they close out the Classic with a matchup against Riverton. Tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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