FIELD TWP— It was all over from the start, as the Grizzlies routed Floodwood here on Tuesday, 112-29, to improve to 13-3 on the season. Freshman guard Jared Chiabotti had one of his biggest …
FIELD TWP— It was all over from the start, as the Grizzlies routed Floodwood here on Tuesday, 112-29, to improve to 13-3 on the season. Freshman guard Jared Chiabotti had one of his biggest nights of his young career, pouring in 31 points to lead scoring for the Grizzlies.
It was just another sign that things are coming together at the right time for the North Woods squad. “Overall, I’m pleased with the team’s energy,” said North Woods Head Coach Will Kleppe. “We are looking to see improvement each game as we approach the final month before section tournaments.”
Adding to the scoring blitz for North Woods on Tuesday was senior Trevor Morrison, who put up 21 points in addition to seven assists, while sophomore TJ Chiabotti added 19 points. Sophomore guard Alex Hartway added 14 points, and freshman Brenden Chiabotti added 11 points. Senior Brian Whiteman added six points.
Playing at Eveleth last Friday, the Grizzlies set the pace as they brought home a 94-60 win over the Golden Bears. Four Grizzlies reached double digits, led by senior Trevor Morrison, with 25 points. Junior Darius Goggleye added 20 points, while sophomore TJ Chiabotti tallied 19 points and freshman Jared Chiabotti added 17.
For the Golden Bears, turnovers proved costly. The Grizzlies pressed at times and tallied 19 steals, most of which they converted to points. The Grizzlies led 48-26 at the break and Eveleth-Gilbert never challenged them in the second half.
The Grizzlies were set to take on Greenway on Friday and will be back on the road on Tuesday, in Wrenshall.