Girls Basketball loses. Nuggets 33, Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 34.
Girls Basketball loses.
Nuggets 33, Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 34.
The Lady Nuggets traveled to Wadena to meet the Lady Wolverines Friday night. With the Hawley boys in DGF and WDC’s men also on the road, it was a small but spirited crowd in attendance in the spacious new WDC gymnasium. A quick bucket by the Wolverines threatened to set the pace for the first half, but the Nuggets found their groove playing tough defense against WDC’s 6’3″ Emily Miron, holding her to 5 points and keeping her off the boards in the first half. The Nuggets’ 4-out, patient offense gave them a 21-12 advantage going into the second half.
The Wolverines scored five unanswered points to start the half and pulled within one with 13 minutes remaining for a score of 23-22. Turnovers on both ends of the court kept the score close for the remainder of the night. A critical Nugget turnover with 1:50 remaining gave the Wolverines their second lead of the night. With :4 remaining and a one point lead, WDC missed the front end of a 1:1 , giving the Nuggets the ball. A half court shot at the buzzer would not fall and the Nuggets came up short in a tough 33-34 loss.