Wolverines rally past Collins-Maxwell in divisional play

During a team huddle last Friday night in Garwin, several Wolverines players were sporting festive holiday sweaters as part of the night’s theme. GMG took on Collins-Maxwell that night in an Iowa Star South matchup, beating the Spartans 72-71. PHOTO COURTESY THE PIE LADY/LAURA BRU

The GMG boys’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to overtake Collins-Maxwell for a 72-71 win in last Friday’s Iowa Star South showdown.

Four players scored in double figures for the Wolverines (3-3, 3-2), who outscored their guests 26-15 in the fourth for the narrow victory. Jabari Woodbury and Brayden Duden scored 18 points apiece, while Noah Teske and Colin Teske tallied 14 points each. Duden led GMG with nine rebounds.

The Wolverines trailed 56-46 entering the final period before outscoring Collins-Maxwell (3-4, 3-2) by a 26-15 margin.

New London’s second half too much for GMG boys

A pair of future NCAA Division I athletes powered New London to a 99-69 victory over the GMG boys basketball team during a Dec. 16 non-conference clash.

GMG’s Zach Duncan (42) takes a shot last Friday night in the Wolverines’ game against conference foe Collins-Maxwell. GMG beat the Spartans by a single point, 72-71. PHOTO COURTESY THE PIE LADY/LAURA BRU

The visiting Tigers (5-2) outscored the Wolverines 58-26 in the second half to overcome a one-point deficit for a lopsided win. GMG (3-4) led 43-42 at the break but couldn’t keep pace the rest of the way.

Truman State basketball signee Blaise Porter scored a whopping 41 points and future Oklahoma State high jumper Kade Benjamin added 31 points as New London ran away with the win. Brendan Richey added 15 points for the Tigers.

Jabari Woodbury racked up 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for GMG. Noah Teske totaled 13 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double, and Grady Dieleman pitched in 14 points off the bench for the Wolverines.

GMG’s Jabari Woodbury (center) goes for the rebound on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Garwin during the Wolverines non-conference matchup with New London. Woodbury racked up eight rebounds, 20 points, five assists, and three steals against the Tigers. PHOTO COURTESY OF GMG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRIC