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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Wolves win 2, nearly hit century mark

 

February 2, 2022

Mikey O'Dell gets fouled in the paint Thursday against Whitehall. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

Just moments after 68-43 road win last Thursday over Whitehall, Three Forks High School boys basketball head coach Terry Hauser said there were points in the game and throughout the season where it has been amazing to watch them click on offense. One night later, the Wolves offense took it to another level nearly hitting the century mark in a 96-54 win over Jefferson High School.

Three Forks (12-2, 8-0 5B) would score the first nine points of the game Thursday at Whitehall and took a 16 lead at the end of the first quarter and 32-17 advantage into the bread. The Wolves scored the first eight points of their second half and ballooned the lead to 52-29 at the end of three.

Hauser felt the energy was high and the defensive effort was good. He was also happy to get the win away from home.

"Road wins are road wins. Whitehall has gotten better so I was happy with the win," he said.

Three Forks was led in scoring by seniors Finn Tesoro with 14 and Mikey O'Dell with 12. Hauser said the two senior transfers played very well, and it was nice to see them start to feel more comfortable, something the team will need as they enter the postseason.

"They are both such a huge asset. They can both score and defend," Hauser said.

Owen Long skies high as he attempts a dunk last Thursday in Whitehall. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

Owen Long added nine points, Shane Williams finished with eight, Austin Allen had six, Jacob Buchignani and Caleb VanVleet added five, Walker Page finished with four, Collin Stone had three, and Rylan Koch finished with two.

The Wolves came out of the gates strong Friday against Jefferson leading 26-13 at the end of the first and 50-28 at halftime. Three Forks would continue their dominance in the third taking a 74-46 lead into the final quarter.

It was another big night for O'Dell with 17 points. Allen finished with 15, Long had 14, Williams ended his night with 13, and Tesoro was also in double figures with 12. Sam Tesoro added nine, Buchignani finished with eight, VanVleet added five and Koch had three.

"When we are moving the ball and getting open looks, it is nice to just sit back and watch," Hauser said.

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

 

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