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Fast start stalls in third quarter as Wahluke hands Wolves 59-55 loss.


Andrew Christiansen

TOUGH INSIDE: J.C. Cline, with the ball, logged productive minutes around the hoop for Goldendale in their opener against Wahluke. The Warriors made a fierce third quarter come-back stand for the 59-55 win.

One bad quarter squelched the Goldendale Timberwolves' chance to open the season with a win. Credit the Wahluke Warriors for making half time adjustments that resulted in a 23-9 third quarter that wiped out Goldendale's lead and led to a 59-55 win.

The Timberwolves dominated the entire first half thanks to the long range shooting of Ivan Howtopat and Kenner Milliren and defense that kept the Warriors away from the hoop and a 7-23 performance from the floor.

Howtopat, the only freshman on the Goldendale varsity and a starting guard, hit his first three-pointer for the Wolves with a shot off the board. He hit two more threes without a miss. Milliren wasn't far behind his teammate, hitting t...

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