Friday, November 30, 2007

Wood River boys host Filer tonight

Wolverines stumble at Century 73-37

Wood River junior Greg Wakefield goes for two in a scrimmage game last weekend in Carey. Wood River plays its first home game tonight against the Filer Wildcats. Photo by David N. Seelig

High school boys' basketball returns to Hailey's Wood River High School gym tonight when the 3A Filer Wildcats visit the 4A Wood River Wolverines for a series of non-conference games starting at 4:30 p.m. with the ninth-grade match-up.

Wood River's varsity (0-1) is coming off Wednesday night's 73-37 thumping in Pocatello to the Century Diamondbacks, while perimeter-shooting Filer (0-2) has dropped a pair of home games to Marsh Valley of Arimo 69-54 and Valley of Hazelton 54-52 (OT). So, each team will be shooting for its first win.

Coach John Radford's Wolverines didn't have much trouble with Filer last winter, sweeping 62-39 and 65-35. But this is a new year and Filer is averaging 53.0 ppg in its two losses thanks chiefly to an outside shooting attack that has nailed 14 3-pointers. Sophomore Bryce Beard (17.5 ppg) leads the way for the Wildcats.

At Century Wednesday, the Diamondbacks rattled Wood River with full-court pressure and limited the visitors to five points in the first and five points in the fourth. Century led 16-5 after one and finished the game with nine players in the scoring column led by senior Kyle Miller (20).

Wood River entertains Pocatello Wednesday, Dec. 5 in its first Great Basin Conference match-up.

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