CAMPTON – February 26, 2021 – Brendon D. Miller
After their slow start to the season, the Wolves have been doubted by many through this COVID ravenged, stop and start season. Early losses to Knott, Hazard, and Perry Central raised reservations about the Wolves and their status in the the 14th Region race. Wolfe welcomed GRC to Rose Gymnasium on Thursday Night, who, at 11-2, would present a good barometer as to status of Coach Robert Scott Creech’s boys.
The Wolves were hot from the perimeter as they knocked down 13 3-pointers on the night of the 23 taken (56%) and D-ed up a talent-laden GRC team. Wilgus Tolson, showed the talent all the Wolfe faithful have known he possesses, as he got the Wolves rolling with 14 of his 28 in the first quarter splashing four 3-pointers in the opening minutes. Jaz Johnson continued his stellar year with 27, including 11 down the stretch in the 4th.
Wolfe led by four at the half and ten headed into the 4th, and held on going 6 of 8 at the line in the closing minutes for the 88-79 win.
Wigus was on fire and Sawyer Thompson hit a 3-pointer totalling five. Jared Wellman led the Cardinals with seven. Wolfe let by seven, 26-19 as the Eight ended.
Jerome Morton and Reshaun Hampton each had five for GRC as they made a run to out-score the Wolves 17-14 in the period. Jaz hit three 3-pointers while Sawyer hit his second of the game. At the half, Wolfe was in front 40-36.
Wolfe extended their lead to ten in the 3rd putting up 26 with Wilgus netting eight including 4 of 4 at the line, Thompson six, Johnson five, Skylar Ritchie four and Elijah Tolson hitting his first 3-pointer. Hampton and Aden Slone each had five for GRC. Headed to the 4th, Wolfe 66 – GRC 56.
GRC made their run in the 4th behind Morton as he had five field goals and a 3-pointer for 13 of his team-high 26. Hampton hit two 3-pointers for to total 16 on the night. Johnson’s 11 closed the door, while Elijah hit his second 3-pointer and totalled five and Wilgus was again 4 of 4 on the night.
After the game, BSN’s Bradley Charles interviewed Coach Creech, and as he said about his team, “That is who we felt were at the beginning of the season”, meaning that Wolfe is now developing into the team everyone thought they would be. Quite timely as well as the 55th District begins 14 days from tomorrow, and the 14th Region Tournament is 21 days away.
|Scoring by Quarter||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Total|
|GEORGE ROGERS CLARK||19||17||20||23||79|
WOLFE COUNTY – Wilgus Tolson 28, Jaz Johnson 27, Sawyer Thompson 16, Elijah Tolson 11, Skylar Ritchie 6.
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK – Jerome Morton 26, Rashaun Hampton 16, Jared Wellman 13, Stanley Smothers 8, Aden Slone 8, Trent Edwards 6, Sammy Hernandez 2.
Wolfe County will face 14th Region Giant-Killer Harlan County on Saturday at Buckhorn in the Big Lou Coaches v. Cancer event!! BSN will be at Buckhorn to stream the game LIVE for you.