Wild Rose rallies to defeat Green Devils 57-49 on Dec. 5
The Wild Rose boys basketball team turned a 28-24 halftime deficit around for a 57-49 victory over the non-conference Adams-Friendship Green Devils on Dec. 5.
“I don’t know if this was a game we would have won in the last two or three years,” stated Wild Rose Head Coach Jim Komp. “We weren’t shooting all that well, but we found a way to make enough plays for the win. I’m very proud of the kids in the way they competed and fought through some adversity.”
Both teams had five athletes scoring in the first half of play. Braedyn Quinnelle accounted for nearly half of Adams-Friendship’s points with 12, hitting 4 of 5 free throws. Jaiquon Ingram put up 7 points, while Seth Ward had 4 and Hunter Smith hit a 3-pointer.
Wild Rose was led by Tommy Friday in the first half with 9 points, hitting 3 of 4 free throws. Alec VandeCastle wasn’t far behind with 7 points, beginning with a 3-pointer. Travis Jansen had 4 points, including a 3-pointer, while David Lauritzen provided a 3-pointer of his own.
Scoring seemed to be scarce in the second half. The Wildcats found themselves 1 or 2 points behind and tied the visitors until they could get ahead. The Green Devils came back to tie Wild Rose at 41 before the Wildcats surged ahead in the final minutes of play.