Glacier Wolfpack vs Columbia Falls High School

Glacier Wolfpack vs Columbia Falls High School

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Recap

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am | By EVAN MCCULLERS The Daily Inter Lake

 

At one point, the Glacier boys trailed visiting Columbia Falls 2-0.

That was about as much adversity as the Wolfpack would face all night.

Glacier reeled off a 10-0 run in the first quarter, outscored the Wildcats 17-5 in the second quarter and was never truly threatened despite an explosive fourth quarter by Columbia Falls in a 56-43 win in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday night at Glacier High.

“We got better tonight. In everything, (including) the intangibles,” Glacier head basketball coach Mark Harkins said, contrasting his team’s performance on Tuesday night to its season-opening outing on Saturday, a 64-48 loss to Great Falls CMR.

“I thought our intensity was better. I thought our tempo was better. I thought our chemistry was better.”

Among the starkest of contrasts between Glacier’s first and second games was the start on offense.

After scoring just 17 points in the first half against CMR, the Wolfpack poured in 17 points in the second quarter alone against a Columbia Falls squad that couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half.

“We got off to a pretty good start,” Harkins said. “That game the other day, we missed some shots early. This game, we made some shots early. I think we just got a little bit of confidence going.

“First game, you get jitters and everything like that. There’s always a big, big improvement between the first game and the second game, because they know what to expect.”

Leading the charge for Glacier was Caden Harkins, who had a pair of early 3-pointers among his 10 first-half points that helped jump-start the Wolfpack offense. He finished with a game-high 16.

“He understands what we want to do,” Coach Harkins said. “Obviously, with me at home, we watch a lot of film. And his teammates found him. He got himself open. He did a great job of that, and then his teammates did a great job of finding him for those shots. That’s the chemistry.”

Columbia Falls fell behind by as many as 22 points but turned the corner offensively in the fourth quarter to make the final score respectable.

The Wildcats dropped nearly half of their points — 21, to be exact — in the final period, led by Quintin Schriver’s eight points in the quarter.

Matthew Morrison, a 6-foot-6 forward who led Columbia Falls with 12 points, scored six in the fourth.

But by the time the Wildcats got their own offense clicking, it was far too late, as Glacier had already exploited their zone defense far earlier.

“We’re pretty comfortable in the zone offense,” Harkins said.

“The stuff we do against man is a little bit new. This stuff is stuff these kids have done before, so they have some familiarity with it. I think they were a little bit more comfortable in those sets.”

Columbia Falls 4 5 13 21 — 43

Glacier 10 17 17 12 — 56

COLUMBIA FALLS: Austin Green 2, Drew Morgan 6, Lowell Panasuk 7, Billy Barrett 4, Quintin Schriver 8, Logan Bechtel 4, Matthew Morrison 12.

GLACIER: Caden Harkins 16, Hunter Watterud 2, Collin Kazmier 5, Brec Rademacher 5, Kody Jarvis 7, Drew Engellant 4, Alex Whitman 8, Nick Whitman 1, Bret Michaels 3, AJ Grande 5.

Details

Date Time League Season
December 12, 2017 8:00 pm Non Conference 2017-2018

Court

Glacier High School
375 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

Results

Team1234TOutcome
Glacier Wolfpack 2017-181017171256Win
Columbia Falls High School45132143Loss

Glacier Wolfpack 2017-18

# Player Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
2Caden HarkinsGuard000000000000000000
4Collin KazmierGuard000000000000000000
11Brec RademacherGuard000000000000000000
3Hunter WattrudCenter000000000000000000
10KJ JohnsonGuard000000000000000000
12Kody JarvisForward-Guard000000000000000000
15Drew EngellantForward000000000000000000
24Alex WhitmanForward000000000000000000
25Nick WhitmanForward-Center000000000000000000
34Bret MichaelsGuard000000000000000000
42AJ GrandeCenter000000000000000000
50Cody HartsochCenter000000000000000000
 Total 000000000000000000

Varsity Coach/Head Coach: Mark Harkins
Varsity Assistant: Don Smith

Columbia Falls High School

Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
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