Spencer Iowa — Western Christian left Spencer with a pair of wins on Friday night. The Wolfpack won the girls game 65-49 and took the lead late in the boys game and held on to win it 52-49.
In the girls game Western led at all the breaks up 17-5 at the end of the first quarter. They were up 36-17 at the half. In the third quarter the lead swelled to 20 before the Tigers cut the lead to 53-40 at the end of the third quarter.
The Wolfpack had three players in double figures led by Olivia Granstra with a game high 18 points. Ally Postma and Madison Vis dropped in 12 points each. Spencer had two players in double figures getting a team high 16 from Jada Piercy and 15 more from Alexa Johnson.
With the win Western is 2-2 on the year and 1-1 in the conference. Spencer falls to 1-5 on the year and 0-2 in the Lakes.
In the boys game the Wolfpack led at the first break and at the finish as they won 52-49. Western had a 17-13 first quarter lead before being overtaken at the half by Spencer who led by four 28-24. The lead was three at the end of the third at 40-37 Spencer before Western Christian regained the lead and then had to survive a 3-point attempt from the right corner as time expired. If it had gone through the cylinder the shot would have sent the game into overtime.
Ty Van Essen led the Wolfpack with 16 points on the night. He was joined in double figures by Dawson Feenstra who hit for 15. Spencer got a game high 22 from Karter Petzenhauser and 12 from Kyle Morony.
With the win Western is even on the year at 2-2 on the season and off to a 2-0 start in the conference. Spencer stands at 3-2 on the year and 1-1 in the conference.
Western Christian returns to action Saturday afternoon at Le Mars. We’ll continue season long coverage of the Wolfpack on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 2:20 for the girls opening tip off at 2:30.
Post game comments from Head Coach Derek Keizer:
“I thought Cole Zevenbergen gave us great minutes off the bench tonight. He came in and played his role very well.
We had guys step up and make plays down the stretch tonight. We hit a couple big shots and made enough FT’s at the end.
Spencer got a great look at the end, fortunately for us, it didn’t go in. Really happy how we defended the last ten minutes of the game. We ended the game a 19-8 run. We have a quick turn-around tomorrow going up against a very good LeMars team. It’ll be fun to see how our guys respond”.