Wolfpack on Top in Shootout vs. Wheeler, 45-36

Hyde Wolfpack-45

Wheeler Academy-  36

On Wednesday February 6th, Wheeler Academy’s JV squad traveled to Woodstock for a ballgame against the Wolfpack. Hyde came out strong, with intensity and focus on both ends of the court. Forcing the ball to the sidelines from the point position of the defense, senior leader Joey Fan helped set the tone for the game. Co captains John Nelson ’14 and Sam Valentine ’13 carried the team over on the offensive end, contributing six and nine points respectively.

Wheeler was not done: they came out in the second half with a run that found the Wolfpack flatfooted and behind. Dante Gregory ’14 provided solid minutes of the bench in his first game of the season. The Wolfpack made a strong push in the last six minutes lead by solid defense, converted into layups by Tim Patterson ’16. Valentine sealed the deal with clutch free throws in the closing minute of the game. The Wolfpack looks forward to a strong close to the season.