Lovell freshmen squads wrap up season play

Stormy Jameson

The Lovell girls and boys freshman basketball teams concluded their seasons last week.

The Bulldogs hosted Greybull on Monday and traveled to Cody for the finale on Tuesday.

Against the visiting Buffs of Greybull, the Bulldogs took an early 7-0 lead and never looked back to earn the 43-27 victory.

The game stayed relatively close throughout until a big fourth quarter push led by 8 points from Cash Wassmer extended the deficit out of Greybull’s reach.

Wassmer ended the game with 18 points while Sam Mayes added 10.

Tazz McArthur scored 6 points, Jaxen Clark 5 and Nathan Cornia 4.

The following night in Cody, Lovell fell short to the Broncs, 41-31.

The Bulldogs played tough and hung with the Broncs the entire way, but Cody knocked down an impressive 18 out of 20 free throws in the game that prevented Lovell from overtaking the lead.

Lovell managed to out-shoot Cody from the field, making 12 field goals to Cody’s 10.

Cornia led the offense on the night with 9 points, and both Mayes and Wassmer finished with 7 each. Clark added 4 points, Robert Capers 3 and Dean Anderson 1.

“Our team battled some illnesses the last month of the season,” Bulldog freshman coach Michael Jameson said. “We didn’t have a complete team for the last half of our games.”

Jameson was very proud of his team’s hustle and effort throughout the year and how hard they worked.

“As far as wins and losses, we may not have had the success we had hoped for, but the boys worked as hard as any freshman group I’ve coached, and I’m proud of them for that,” Jameson added.

The Bulldogs finished 8-11 on the season.

Freshman girls

Unfortunately for Lovell, Greybull’s girls program did not have enough participants to play their freshman schedule, so they did not have a game on Monday night.

On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs took care of business as they went to Cody and beat the Fillies 41-31.

A big first half gave Lovell a 29-15 lead at the break.

Both teams went cold and only scored 4 points each in the third.

The Fillies made a run in the fourth and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-8 in the quarter but could not overcome the early advantage.

Celeste Lindsay powered in 12 points for Lovell as Kindle Collins finished with 8 points of her own.

Kaydree Owens and Jenna Hessenthaler had 5 points, and Hannity Felkins and Brooklin Clark both had 4. Kenley Wilson scored 2 points, and Kira Collins added 1.

“I thought the season went well this year,” Lady Bulldogs coach Dan Wolvington said. “The girls got better and played hard.”

He hopes the girls will continue to put in time during the off-season to improve their fundamentals.

“They are a great group of girls and have a lot of potential,” Wolvington added.

The Lady Bulldogs ended the season with an 11-3 record.