WRENSHALL— Senior Trevor Morrison and sophomore TJ Chiabotti each scored 23 points as they combined to lead the Grizzlies to a 99-37 rout of the Wrens here on Tuesday. North Woods put up 56 …
WRENSHALL— Senior Trevor Morrison and sophomore TJ Chiabotti each scored 23 points as they combined to lead the Grizzlies to a 99-37 rout of the Wrens here on Tuesday.
North Woods put up 56 points by the break before sending in the younger players for much of the second half.
“We got out early and pushed the tempo,” said North Woods Head Coach Will Kleppe. “Lots of guys got minutes so it was good experience for some of our reserves,” he said. “We moved the ball well in stretches in both halves but had some breakdowns that we need to give some attention to as we get ready for the final push of the regular season. We dealt with some foul trouble in the second half that cut into our chances.”
A total of five Grizzlies players reached double digits, including junior Darius Goggleye and freshman Brenden Chiabotti, who added 14 points apiece. Freshman Jared Chiabotti connected for ten points. Also contributing was senior Levi Byram, with five points.
At Greenway last Friday, the Raiders tallied 23 points from the charity stripe to edge the Grizzlies 71-63. North Woods outscored the Raiders by three points from the court, but an 11-point Greenway advantage from the free-throw line proved the difference.
“It was a good game against a quality opponent,” said Kleppe. “We certainly had our chances to win but couldn’t get the shots to fall when we needed them.”
It was a close contest throughout, even as Greenway maintained an edge most of the way.
Junior Darius Goggleye led for North Woods, with 20 points and six rebounds, while senior Trevor Morrison connected on nine of ten free throws as he tallied 15 points and eight boards in the contest. Sophomore TJ Chiabotti added ten points and 11 rebounds for a double-double while freshman Brenden Chiabotti added eight points. Freshman Jared Chiabotti added five points and as many rebounds.
The Grizzlies will be in Littlefork on Friday and will return home next Tuesday to host International Falls.