Scoring-starved Wykons drop two
IRON RIVER—A prep varsity boys basketball team that can’t break the 30-point threshold leaves itself very little chance to win. Last week in a pair of road games, the West Iron Wykons were unable to get out of the 20s and, in turn, suffered a pair of defeats to drop to 0-8.
The Wykons started the week with a trip to Norway on Jan. 12, falling to the Knights 50-25. West Iron then traveled to Calumet, where the Wykons dropped a 36-23 verdict to the Copper Kings in a West Pac Conference game Jan. 15.
“We’re not getting bad shots, we’re just not making them,” Wykons coach Dan Schive said. “But obviously, that’s who we are right now.”
West Iron shot 9 of 45 (20 percent) against the Copper Kings (4-2) to fall to 0-3 in league play. Nick Helgemo scored the game’s opening bucket, Phil King added a scoop shot and Trey Manitta sank a jumper as the Wykons trailed 9-6 after the first quarter.
The Wykons, who played without sophomore starter Cole Westphal (flu), scored just five in the second quarter and trailed 17-11 at the break as neither team mounted a consistent offense.n added four.