The season is well underway for the Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gil-more City-Bradgate. After two weeks of play, the Wolverines sport a mark of 2-1 on the young season.
The season opened on Nov. 25 with the Wolverines knocking off North Iowa 60-43 at West Bend.
Jason Zinnel led the Wolverines with 21 points and Jordan Buhs added 15.
The Wolverines would come out of the gate red-hot, jumping out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter of play. WBM/GCB wouldn't let up, as they added 13 points in the second quarter to take a 24-11 advantage at the intermission. The scoring slowed in the second quarter, but West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City -Bradgate was able to keep a comfortable lead, 44-27, before going on to tally the 60 43 final margin of victory.
Jason Zinnel would pace the Wolverine offense with his 21 point effort, while Jordan Buhs added 15 markers. Cole Banwart contributed nine points, while e Jesse Zinnel chipped in seven markers with Brady Jensen tallying six points and Nolan Dahlhauser adding two points.
After the Thanksgiving break, the Wolverines hosted Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Monday, Dec. 2, but fell a bucket short in a 63-61 setback.
The visiting Titans, playing their first game of the season, took an early 20-16 lead over the Wolverines after one quarter of play, but WBM/GCB came storming back in the second quarter to take a five-point, 36-31 lead at the intermission.
The Titans fought back in a very evenly matched quarter to retake the lead and slip out to a seven-point, 48-41 lead to start the final quarter, but the Wolverines battled back and had a chance to win on a last second shot that banged off the rim at the horn.
Jason Zinnel tallied 17 points for the Wolverines to lead the offense, while Jordan Buhs donated 13 points to the effort. Brady Jensen, Jack Banwart and Jesse Zinnel all tallied four points each, while Cole Banwart and Nolan Dahlhauser both added three points each to the final tally.
West Bend-Mallard/Gil-more City-Bradgate got back on the winning track Friday night, Dec. 6, with a big 69-22 blowout over Clay Central-Everly in a Cornbelt Conference contest played in Everly.
The game was all purple and gold as the Wolverines jumped out to a 30-9 lead after the first eight minutes of play and never had to look back, taking a 52-17 lead at the intermission.
The mercy rule would come into effect in the second half of the contest, with the clock running continuously with the Wolverines' 35-point lead.
At the end of the third quarter, WBM/GCB led by a 63-21 tally and went on to record the 69-22 win.
Once again, Jason Zinnel held the hot hand, as he pumped in 22 points on the night. Jordan Buhs added 15 tallies and Jesse Zinnel came away with 13 points.
Brady Jensen and Cole Banwart would both tally seven points each, while Nolan Dahlhauser and Shawn Nafe both added a bucket each for two points and Jack Banwart dropped in a free throw for a point.
The Wolverines were slated to host the Laurens-Marathon boys on Monday, and then host Harris-Lake Park tonight (Tuesday)?before traveling to South Central Calhoun for action on Friday night, Dec. 13.