Cobra boys win basketball season finale

By Rob Vogt
The Willow Creek Composite High School senior varsity boys’ basketball team ended their regular season on a high note, erasing an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Picture Butte.
The Cobras hosted the Kings on Wednesday, March 1, winning by a score of 90-85.
Picture Butte jumped out to a 25-14 lead after the first quarter and went into the halftime intermission with a 44-33 lead.
However, the Cobras came to life in the second half, exploding for 35 points in the third quarter, more than they had the entire first half, to lead 68-66 with one quarter to play.
The teams went back and forth in the final 10 minutes, but Claresholm prevailed to win by that 90-85 score.
Scoring for Claresholm were Hayden McClung with 40 points; Lucas Read with 15 points; Ethan Hall with nine points; Merrik Whelan with eight points; Tyce DeJong with seven points; Blake Davis with five points; Zak Wright with four points; and Eric Johnson with two points.

Owen Van Dellen, at left, of the Willow Creek Composite High School boys’ basketball team, drives to the basket in his team’s regular season finale at home against Picture Butte on March 1.
Photo by Rob Vogt