Timber Wolves run past Tigers

Prospect girls move to 3-1 with win over Farmington

by Joshua Spaulding
Sports Editor - Granite State News, Carroll County Independent, Meredith News, Gilford Steamer, Winnisquam Echo, Plymouth Record-Enterprise and Baysider

SHANNON MEYER battles for a rebound in action against Farmington on Dec. 18. Kathy Sutherland. (click for larger version)
December 20, 2013
ALTON — The Prospect Mountain hoop girls put the pieces all together on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and the result was a resounding victory over Route 11 foe Farmington.

"It couldn't have gone better," coach Brian Contorchick said of his team's win, which came a day later than originally scheduled, thanks to Mother Nature. "Everybody played well. We played really great basketball and really good fundamental defense."

The Timber Wolves left little doubt in anyone's mind how things would go, as they absolutely dominated out of the gate. Prospect scored 19 points in the first quarter and allowed the Tigers only two. They also held Farmington to single digits in the second quarter and led 33-10 at the halftime break.

While the Tigers did have a stronger third quarter, outscoring the Timber Wolves 11-4, it was not enough. Prospect did close strong, winning the fourth quarter by a 15-6 score.

"We came out of the gate on fire," Contorchick said. "Shots were falling."

The first-year head coach noted that the Timber Wolf defense caught the Tigers off guard a bit and allowed his team to control the pace of the game from the start and never look back.

The Timber Wolves did struggle in the third quarter, as Contorchick took off the press and the team let up a bit, but he noted they picked it back up in the fourth quarter.

"We came back in the fourth with intensity and were able to do what we wanted to do," he said.

The stat sheet was filled up, as every Timber Wolf player got on the board in the game. Ella Montminy led the way for the Timber Wolves, as the senior guard put in 12 points on the night. Amelia Duane and Hope Carazzo each added eight points to the cause.

The Timber Wolves played on Friday, Dec. 20, at Campbell, but due to early holiday deadlines, that game was played after the deadline for this week's paper.

The Timber Wolves will be taking part in the Lakes Region Holiday Hoop Tournament in Gilford again this year. The tournament gets under way on Friday, Dec. 27, and the Timber Wolves drew the first slot, opening up at 9:30 a.m. against Belmont. If they win the opener, they play on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m. and if they lose the opener, they play on Dec. 28 at 9:30 a.m. They will play either Winnisquam or Newfound in the second game.

The tournament championship games will take place on Monday, Dec. 30, with the girls starting at 6 p.m.

The Timber Wolves will be back in regular season action on Friday, Jan. 3, hosting Somersworth.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com.

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