The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds got a non-conference win on Thursday, January 10, when they defeated the DeSmet Bulldogs, 70-49, at Wolsey.
The game stayed close in the opening quarter with the Warbirds holding a 18-14 lead at the first break. They opened up that lead to ten, 37-27, to end the first half.
The Bulldogs struggled under the full court pressure of the Warbirds, and their game began to unravel as the Warbirds forced numerous turnovers, converting them to points.
The Bulldogs, trying to stop the Warbird offense, sent the Warbirds to the free throw line 22 times and they converted on 18.
There were four Warbirds in double figures. Lorenzo Williams put in 18, ten of those from the charity stripe. Roy Lumpkin had thirteen, and Alex Babcock and Hayden Hooks, both with 10. Ryan Sprecher got nine counters; Ryne Johnson with seven and Jevin Scott and Andres McKown, each with two. The rebounding was on going at both ends of the court with Williams pulling down nine; Lumpkin, eight and Sprecher and Babcock, both with five. Williams led the assist column with seven and had five steals.
The JV team struggled against a much bigger physical team, and came out on the losing end, 26-44. Andrew McKown led the scoring with eight. Brady Struck put in six; Hunter Johnson had four; Carter Langbehn and Tanner Waters, both with three and Cole McGehee had two.
The C-team, made up of some 7th & 8th graders and some of the JV team, won their game, 32-27. Carter Langbehn was in double figures with 10 points. Brady Struck had six counters; Darian Ogunjemilusi and Austin Kemnitz, each got four and Hunter Johnson, Tyler Horn, Lane Langbehn and Dylan Hine, all had two. Struck and Carter Langbehn both pulled down four rebounds and Hunter Johnson and Carter Langbehn were both credited with three steals.
The 7th & 8th Grade team also got a win, 35-27. Darian Ogunjemilusi had the hot hand, putting in 14 counters. Austin Kemnitz was also in double figures with 11. Dylan Hine got five; Tyler Babcock, three and Carter Mehling with two. Hine and Ogunjemilusi both pulled down six boards. Kemnitz led the assist column with five and was credited with four steals in the win.