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Wolfe Wins Home Opener 56-53 Over Estill

Wilgus Tolson - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

The Wolves move to (1-0) while the Engineers are now (0-1).

CAMPTON – December 3, 2019 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation

On Tuesday night, the Wolfe County Wolves defeated Estill County 56-53. The Wolves had the lead for the majority of the game with a 15-10 lead after the first quarter and a 24-19 lead at halftime. Wolfe County’s Hunter Brewer and Jaz Johnson were the leading scores at the half, as they each had eight points.

Estill County outscored Wolfe County in the third quarter 19-18, but the Wolves held the 42-38 lead after three quarters. The Wolves had an eight-point lead with over 40 seconds to go in the game, but the Engineers were able to cut the lead down to three with roughly ten seconds to go in the game.

Estill County’s Dyllon Long put up a contested 3-pointer from the left corner as time expired, but ultimately it was the Wolves that walked away with the 56-53 victory.

Asst. Coach Steve Johnson Post Game

Important Stats:
For Estill County, Dyllon Long led all scorers with 17 points. Long played tremendous throughout the night, showcasing brute force and physicality in the post. Estill County’s Landon Napier also tallied 13 points, including two 3-pointers.

For the Wolves, Jaz Johnson was the team’s leading scorer with 12 points, while Wilgus Tolson and Hunter Brewer followed with 10. Cody Peyton scored eight points, which included a crucial free throw late in the game.

What’s Next?
Each team’s next game is on Friday night. The Wolves travel to Letcher County Central while the Engineers are on the road against Knott County Central.

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