Wolves lose to Mustang in season opener

Oleksandr Marmuta, Howler Staff Writer

On Dec. 3, the Wolves and the Lady Wolves played their season opener at home against mustang. Both the boys and the girls teams lost.

The Lady wolves played first at 6 p.m. 

They trailed early in the game and never closed the gap between them and Mustang. They couldn’t mount much of an offense in the half court and frequently turned the ball over. They also failed to effectively defend the paint, a point of emphasis for the Mustang offense.

The Lady Wolves lost 28-72.

The boys game was a much more closely contested game. The Wolves trailed for nearly the entire game, but neither team ever trailed by more than 10 points. 

Both teams played rough, physical defense and used the paint as their primary method of putting points on the board. It was a very close game all the way to the final seconds, but Mustang pulled out the win in the end.

“I feel like we got a little tired [towards the end of the game], but at the same time, this team is really good,” freshman Jantz Alsup said.

The Wolves lost 57-61.

This is only the first game of the season, and there is definitely room for learning, improvement and growth for both the Lady Wolves and the Wolves. 

“I am looking forward to seeing how our younger guys have grown during the off-season,” head coach Troy Lallemand said. “We have lost three starters from last year’s state tournament team. It will be interesting to see who develops and takes on those roles throughout the season.”

The Wolves take on Memorial at North this Friday at 6:30p.m.