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Wyoming wins rare defensive battle over Hudsonville

High-scoring Wolves win non-conference showdown
Posted at 11:41 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 23:41:35-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Wyoming is accustomed to putting up points. In fact, the Wolves entered Tuesday's non-conference meeting with Hudsonville averaging 77 points per contest. However, the game proved to be anything but high-scoring.

The Wolves would lead by eight at halftime and continued to slow the pace when possible, especially in the fourth quarter. Wyoming took a six point lead into the final minute with the Eagles looking to hit a triple to get back into it, but nothing would fall.

Wyoming would win it, 57-50 on the road in a surprising low-scoring affair.

"We're battle tested," head coach Thom VanderKlay said, "we were excited to come in and give them our best shot. It just happens that we kind of won an OK Red game, 57-50," he laughed, "that is not what we normally want to do, if you would have said that before the game we would think we're in trouble."

Diego Ledesma led the way for the Wolves with 17 points to go along with Menalito McGee's 16 point effort.

"We wanted this one extremely bad," Ledesma said, "we were itching for this game last night and all last week. We wanted this game, we lost to them by one last year and this summer we lost by a few, it was just a big game for us."

The Wolves improve to 15-1 overall while the Eagles fall to 14-2.