All five Wolfe startes scored in Double-Figures on the night
CAMPTON – February 21, 2021 – BRENDON D. MILLER
Wolfe and Martin staged a rescheduled 14th-15th inter-regional matchup at Rose Gymnasium in Campton on Saturday Evening. The Wolves had traveled to Lexington on Friday Night for their first game in five days and suffered a 68-62 loss. Martin was also coming off a close loss at Belfry on Friday night and both teams were seeking to get back in the win column. This game was only scheduled on Friday and was a reschedule from the game that was cancelled by weather last week.
Wolfe placed all five starters in double figures on the night as the Wolves got contributions across the board. The Wolves opened an eight point lead at the half, which then grew to twelve at the end of the 3rd, but Martin came storming back in the 4th as standout guard Brady Dingess scored 14 of his 28 on the night and Freshman sharpshooter Luke Hale hit five 3-pointers to shave the margin to within striking distance a couple times. Wolfe stemmed the run with Jaz Johnson put up 15 of his 23 on the night and Wilgus Tolson sealing the win going 6 of 6 from the line down the stretch.
Junior Sawyer Thompon hit a 3-pointer and had five and Wilgus Tolson had a couple baskets for five as well in the quarter as all five Wolfe starters scored. Jaz Johnson and Skylar Ritchie each booked four while Elijah Tolson hit his first 3-pointer of the night. Dingess put up nine in the period with Senior Jordan Dalton swishing two 3-pointers for six. End of the first, Wolfe led 21-19.
Wolfe turned up the defensive intensity in the period holding the Cardinals to eight. Senior James Dials hit a 3-pointer and Hale knocked down his first bomb of the game. Freshman Big Man Ritchie was impressive inside, with three baskets for seven, while Wilgus Tolson hit is only 3-pointer of the night. At the half, the Wolves were on top 35-27.
Elijah Tolson stepped it up in the 3rd with nine of the Wolves 20 in the period. Sawyer Thompson had five in the frame, with his transition layup being his 1,000th career point. The game was stopped and Sawyer was honored with a 1,000 point ball. Martin Sophomore Parker Davis was agressive immediately after the half, getting in the lane for seven for the Cardinals, while Dingess added five going 3 of 4 at the line. Headed to the 4th, Wolfe had expanded their lead to 12, at 55-43.
The Cardinals come storming back behind Dingess and Hale as they pumped in a joint 29. Unfortunatley, Davis suffered a lower extremity injury early in the quarter and was unavailable for the Martin down the stretch. Johnson and Wilgus Tolson iced the win for the Wolves along with Elijah Tolson knocking down his third 3-pointer and Ritchie getting a big basket.
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WOLFE COUNTY – Jaz Johnson 23, Wilgus Tolson 16, Elijah Tolson 15, Skylar Ritchie 15, Sawyer Thompson 10, Cody Peyton 2.
MARTIN COUNTY – Brady Dingess 28, Luke Hale 20, Parker Davis 11, Jordan Dalton 8, Jacob Butcher 6, James Dials 3.
The Wolves improve to 8-7 on the season and will next be in action as they host George Rogers Clark on Thursday Night, unless they are able to add a game prior to then.
Martin County will host Magoffin on Monday Night.