Warrior Basketball Win Eight In A Row
Written by Chance Bond on January 24, 2023
Opening conference play this season at home the Warriors would start on Friday against the Lovel Bulldogs for the second time in 6 days.
With heavy hearts, but high spirits the Warriors started the game with a fast-paced opening period scoring 15 points, the Bulldogs stayed with the pace and scored 13.
Worland would add 14 points in the second period, and Lovell would continue to stay with the tempo and score 11 of their own ending the first half 29-24.
Lovell would come out the second half with a run the Warriors were able to slow, but the Bulldogs would shrink the Warrior’s lead to 39-36.
In the final period of the game, the Warriors would turn up their offense and become stingy on defense scoring 18 and only allowing Lovell 4 points.
Worland would get the win 57-40 behind the play of Senior Landen Gilmore who put down a team-high 12 points, Carter Clark added 11, and Owen Page put up 9 for the Warriors.
The Warriors would move to 8-3 for the season and 1-0 in the conference.
Saturday the Warriors would host the WyoPrep Coaches and Media Polls number 4 ranked Powell Panthers, the Warriors were ranked number 2 in the same poll.
The first period would end with a 3-point Worland lead 13-10 with Brock Douzenis, Kade Weber, and Carter Clark all hitting from the 3-point line.
Worland would hit an offensive explosion in the second period scoring 23 points and taking a 36-27 lead into the half.
Powell would come out the second half and stay with Worland shrinking the lead by 2 and ending the 3rd period with a 52-45 score.
The final period started with a Powell run, the Warriors would stretch back out and the Panthers would shrink again to 4 points with just under 2 minutes remaining.
Powell scored 21 points in the final period to Worland’s 20, but the Warriors held and would get the win 72-66 over Powell and go to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
Court Gonsalez scored 20 in the matchup, followed by Carter Clark with 14, and Brock Douzenis had 13 for the Warriors.
Powell’s Gunner Erickson had 22 in the game.
Listen to the rematches of both the Lovell and Powell games, as well as our interview with Court Gonsalez after the game.