The Prescott Curley Wolves senior high basketball team continues to face tough opponents in their start of hoops season 2017-18.
The Prescott Curley Wolves senior high basketball team continues to face tough opponents in their start of hoops season 2017-18. Last week, the Curley Wolves traveled to Stamps to face the Lafayette County Cougars, then headed to Benton to face Class 6A Benton Panthers for non-conference action.
The Curley Wolves battled hard in both match-ups, but fell to Lafayette County 46-40 and unsuccessful to Benton 55-28.
In the Prescott's match-up against Lafayette County, the Curley Wolves got off to a blazing start and finished first period play leading the Cougars, 21-9. In the second quarter, the Cougars outscored the Wolves 8-5. At the break, Prescott led Lafayette County 26-17.
In the second half, the Curley Wolves came out the locker room with the nine point advantage, but the Cougars made up their difference in the third quarter and outscored Prescott 14-4. At the end of three periods of action, LC held an one point lead over Prescott 31-30. In the fourth quarter, the Wolves battled hard and stayed close, but Lafayette County rallied successful to outscore Prescott 15-10 with both clubs posting double-digit scoring in the finale period of play. Unfortunately, the Wolves would suffer another close defeat on the road.
For the game, Wolves' Courtland Mixon and big man Ryan Johnson led scoring with 10 points apiece for the only two players in double-figures. Jordan Glass finished with eight points, Quantas Gulley chipped in five points, Quontravious Caldwell had two points with Javell Page adding three points.
This week, the Curley Wolves continue more intense road play on the hardwood as they'll head back to Benton to compete in the Benton Classic on Wednesday Dec. 13 against Sheridan, then finally return home to host Nashville in their season-home opener on Friday Dec. 15 at the Prescott Sports Arena. To close their week of hoops competition, on Saturday Dec. 16 the Curley Wolves head back to compete in the Benton Classic to face host tournament team Benton.