After a constant battle with the only lady tigers that ended up with a loss for the wolf goes to start the LIC tourney, the Flora Wolfgals put together a pair of wins that gave them the consolation championship.
Wednesday night the Wolf gas outscored the Casey-Westfield Warriors 35-19 in the middle quarters to pull out a 58-43 win.
It was a slow start for the wolf guys against Casey. The lady Warriors opened up a 6-0 lead with three straight field goals. The Wolfgals got on the board with a field goal by Kelsey Krutsinger.
Casey extended the lead with a 3-pointer. Kasey Jennings Made 1-2 at the line and Sydney Cammon cut it down to a four-point lead with a field goal.
A pair of buckets for the Warriors pushed the lead to 8 points. The wolf towns close the quarter by scoring six straight points by cannon with a field goal, a free throw and a 3-pointer as the Warriors led 13-11 going to the second quarter.
The Wolfgals went on top by a point with a 3-pointer from Gracey Himelick to start the quarter. Jennings added a field goal to give the wolf gals a 16-13 lead.
But the Warriors came charging back with a field goal to cut it down to a one-point advantage for Flora. A free throw from Kyrsten Darrough made it a 17-15 game and then two more charity tosses by Krutsinger put the Wolfgals’ lead at four points. Casey cut the lead in half with a field goal and tied the game with another field goal with 3:34 left in the half.
At the 2:31 mark in the period, Krutsinger hit a three pointer that put the Wolfgals on top by three points. Two straight baskets by the Warriors swapped the lead and put Casey on top 23-22.
Jennings took the lead right back as she made two at the line and Cammon and Krutsinger each made two at the line for a 28-23 lead at the half.
Coming out of the break, Casey got a field goal but the Wolfgals answered back with a free throw and a basket by Cammon and Darrough added a field goal for a 33-25 lead.
Cammon and Krutsinger put in deuces after a Casey basket for a 12-point lead. Casey cut it to a seven-point game with two baskets and a free throw.
The Wolfgals got a three pointer and a field goal by Cammon and a Krutsinger basket for a 46-32 lead going to the fourth quarter.
The Wolfgals outscored Casey in the fourth quarter 12-11. A free throw by Cammon and one from Skylar Freeman started the period. Casey came back with a field goal before Cammon knocked down a three pointer to make it a 51-34 game.
The Warriors hit a three pointer and Cammon followed with another trey to keep the lead at 17 points. Jennings and Freeman hit field goals as the Wolfgals won going away 58-43.
Flora 58, Casey 43
Flora (58) Himelick 0-1-0-3; Heath 0-0-0-0; Darrough 1-0-1-3; Freeman 1-0-1-3; Cammon 5-4-5-27; Wheeler 0-0-0-0; Stewart 0-0-0-0; Shelton 0-0-0-0; Krutsinger 3-1-4-13; Jennings 3-0-3-9; Totals 13-6-14-58.
Casey (43) Eckerty 0-0-0-0; Riggleman 5-1-0-13; Cox 1-2-0-8; Maulding 0-0-0-0; Morgan 1-0-1-3; Warner 5-0-0-10; Hall 0-0-0-0; Maulding 4-0-1-9; Glidewell 0-0-0-0; Wilson 0-0-0-0; Totals 16-3-2-43.
The Consolation Championship game was the conclusion of a three game series between the Wolfgals and the Lawrenceville Indians.
The Wolfgals won the first two games of the series. They handed the Indians their first loss of the season on Dec. 5. They then defeated the Indians in the Merry Mule Tournament.
The final game of the series was in the Consolation Championship at the LIC Tournament. Lawrenceville opened the scoring with a three pointer. The Wolfgals came back with a three from Cammon and a deuce by Krutsinger.
Darrough upped the lead to 8-3 with a triple. The Indians came back with a pair of free throws but Cammon answered with a field goal.
The Wolfgals held a 10-7 lead when the Wolfgals scored seven straight points to close the quarter with a 17-7 lead. Jennings made a pair of free throws, Krutsinger had a field goal and Cammon hit a three pointer.
Krutsinger continued the run with a three pointer to start the second quarter. Midway through the quarter, the Indians cut the lead down to six points.
The Wolfgals rebuilt the lead going to halftime as Jennings had a pair of field goals and Krutsinger hit a pair from beyond the arc as the Wolfgals led 31-15 at the break.
The third quarter was not good for the Wolfgals as the Indians outscored them 14-9.
The Indians opened the period with a field goal and Krutsinger answered with her own deuce. After two free throws by Lawrenceville, Krutsinger got another field goal to keep the lead at 16 points.
Cammon answered a Lawrenceville basket with one of her own. With 2:34 left in the quarter, the Indians hit a three pointer. Over a minute later, Krutsinger answered with her own three ball. The Indians closed the quarter with a deuce and a trey to cut the Wolfgals’ lead down to 40-29 going to the fourth quarter.
The Indians made a free throw to start the quarter and Jennings came back with two charity tosses that upped the lead to 12 points.
The Indians cut the lead down to five points with a 7-0 but the Wolfgals responded with free throws by Cammon and Krutsinger and a field goal by Cammon to hold on and capture the consolation championship with a 46-37 win.
Flora 46, Lawrenceville 37
Flora (46) Himelick 0-0-0-0; Darrough 0-1-0-3; Freeman 0-0-0-0; Cammon 3-2-1-13; Krutsinger 4-4-1-21; Jennings 2-0-5-9; Totals 9-7-7-46.
Lawrenceville (37) Ferrell 1-1-0-5; Dining 0-1-0-3; Organ 0-0-0-0; Parrish 1-0-4-6; Wimberly 1-0-1-3; Mefford 1-0-1-3; Akers 2-1-0-7; Totals 8-5-6-37.