Wolfpack third in league heading into final weekend
January 26, 2023
DAYTON–After soaring ahead on unanswered transition baskets, the DW Wolfpack boys survived a couple come-back attempts and wrested a 54-42 non-league win away from the Pomeroy Pirates January 17.
DW is 3-3 in league, 7-5 overall with the final regular-season weekend coming up which will shake out the final league standings. Friday the Wolfpack roams to River View, Saturday they journey to Columbia-Burbank and Monday, Jan. 31, hit the road to Warden. Thursday, Feb. 2, WWVA visits for Senior Night and the final league game of the season.
Columbia-Burbank is 7-0 and first in league standings. TriCities Prep is second with a 7-1 record and DW is in third, ranked ahead of Warden at 3-3. River View is 1-6 and WWVA 0-8.
Dayton-Waitsburg is 30th in the WIAA's RPI standings. Brewster is number one with a 13-4 record.
In the non-league game with Pomeroy, the Wolfpack jumped to an 8-0 lead on baskets by Gage Holm, Ryland Kilts, Monte Pettichord and Spencer Hansen, all transition buckets.
Pomeroy fought back for a 20-10 first-quarter score, then continued rolling with 12 unanswered points to knot it at 22-22 on efforts of Trevin Kimble and Ollie Severs.
Benny Bryan scored in the third to regain DW's lead, he and Hansen combining to give DW a 37-29 lead going into the final quarter.
But DW won the fourth 17-13 without a gap-closing challenge by the Buccaneers.
Dayton-Waitsburg 54, Pomeroy 42 (1/17)
DW 20 2 15 17-54
Pom 10 12 7 13-42
DW (54) Spencer Hansen 17, Gage Holm 2, Ryland Kilts 17, Benny Bryan 7, Monte Pettichord 9, Wyaitt Booth 2. Free throws: 1/2-50%. FG(2)-22/39-56%. FG(3)-3/14-21%.
Pomeroy (42) Braedon Fruh 2, Ollie Severs 12, Jett Slusser 11, Trevin Kimble 7, Brodie Magill 2, Boone Schmidt 2, Trace Roberts 6. Free throws: 10/14-71%. FG(2)-10/31-32%. FG(3)-4/12-33%.