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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Three Forks fires on all cylinders in win over Whitehall


December 22, 2021

Jasmyn Murphy grabs hold of the ball in action against Twin Bridge. Photo by Trisha Jones Photography.

The Three Forks High School girls basketball team ended last week in impressive fashion with a 57-25 win over 5B rival Whitehall.

The Wolves jumped out of the gates early, taking an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. Leading 27-12 at the half, Three Forks was dominant in the third, outscoring the Trojans 15-4 to take a 42-16 lead into the final quarter.

Playing their fifth game in seven days, Three Forks head coach Mike Sauvageau was pleased with his team's effort.

"It was a great confidence builder. We came out and did some good things," he said.

Three Forks was led in scoring by Jayden Woodland with 14. Ashlyn Swenson added 13, and Lily Jones and Jasmyn Murphy were also in double figures with 10. Brielle Davis finished with three points, and Addison Pestel, Bella Jones, and Brianna Warren finished with two. Fallon Page added one point.

Ashlyn Swenson takes it strong to the basket against Big Timber. Photo by Trisha Jones Photography.

Sauvageau was happy with the number of players who were able to score, adding this was the first time in a couple of years they had four players in double figures. He added Woodland and Swenson have both been doing a great job scoring each night out.

In action last Thursday, Three Forks fell 66-42 at defending state champion Big Timber. Woodland led the way with 12 points, and Swenson was also in double figures with 11. Lily Jones had seven, Murphy finished with four, Pestel and Page finished with three, and Warren added two points.

The Wolves opened the week with a 40-30 loss Tuesday at Twin Bridges.

Three Forks will next play Tuesday at number one ranked Jefferson High School in Boulder and will not play again until January 7.

With the 2021 portion of the season complete, Sauvageau is happy that his team has been able to play a lot of players and said they would utilize the break to break down things they need to work on and fundamentals.


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