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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Wolves impressive in two wins


January 30, 2019

Whitehall's Clay Wolfe and Three Forks senior Corey Yecny watch the ball fly out of bounds. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

Going into last Thursday's conference matchup against Whitehall, Three Forks High School boys basketball coach Terry Hauser felt his team had a great week of practice. The hard work in the gym paid off for the Wolves and they came out of the gates firing on all cylinders outscoring the visiting Trojans 17-4 in the opening quarter on their way to a 52-35 victory. The strong play by Three Forks (10-4, 6-2 5B District) continued Friday with a 79-40 win over host Jefferson.

Hauser said the game against Whitehall was the best they have played since before Christmas break and the team was out on the court having fun, unlike the way they played a week prior in a loss against Big Timber.

The Wolves would take a 35-13 lead into halftime and led 49-17 at the end of the third quarter.

Hauser said he had envisioned this type of play coming from his team and after a solid performance last Saturday in a win over Columbus, it really came together well against Whitehall.

After the Trojans scored the opening two points of the game, Three Forks would score the next 12 and Hauser said this was huge for his team but moving forward there will be times that a team may jump on them early and his squad needs to play through the run.

Bryce Olson goes up for the shot against Whitehall. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

Colter Miller led the team in scoring with 17, Payden Lynn 11 had 11, Bryce Olson added seven, Dustin Dalke finished with eight, Corey Yecny had five and Dallas Cooper finished with four points.

On Friday night in Boulder, the Wolves broke open a 12-8 game at the end of the first with 21 points in the second and 31 in the third quarter on their way to the 39-point victory. Three Forks had 11 players score and were led by seniors Miller and Lynn who both finished with 20 points. Olson finished with nine, Kaeson Long had seven, Dalke and Austin Allen added five, Konner Woodall, Yecny, Cooper and Zach Pitcher each had three, and Owen Long added one point.

Hauser said it feels amazing to see his team starting to hit some shots and hopefully they can keep it going.

Three Forks will be on the road Friday at Manhattan and will host Townsend Saturday.


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