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Grizzlies romping on the court

Six players hit double figures in 111-38 rout of Nashwauk-Keewatin

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 12/14/17

FIELD TWP— For the Grizzlies, the basketball season is looking a lot like their section-winning effort in football this year, as they continue to dominate their opponents on the court.

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Grizzlies romping on the court

Six players hit double figures in 111-38 rout of Nashwauk-Keewatin

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FIELD TWP— For the Grizzlies, the basketball season is looking a lot like their section-winning effort in football this year, as they continue to dominate their opponents on the court.

On Tuesday, North Woods crushed Nashwauk-Keewatin 111-38 as six Grizzlies scorers hit double figures. “We’re playing really well on both sides of the ball,” said Grizzlies Head Coach Will Kleppe. “Our defense caused a lot of turnovers early in the game and we were able to take advantage.” That allowed the Grizzlies to run up a 69-21 margin by the break, which they padded substantially in the second half.

Cade Goggleye and Brendan Parson paced the Grizzlies, with 19 points apiece, while Tate Olson and Tanner Lokken each added 14. Chase Kleppe and TJ Chiabotti added ten apiece.

“It was a good balanced effort,” said Kleppe.

It was much the same story last Friday as the Grizzlies corralled Fond du Lac 97-40 on the Ogichidas’ home court. Fond du Lac’s Uriah Aubid kept the game interesting for a time, as his aggressive play and hot shooting gave the Ogichidas an early lead.

But when the Grizzlies put it in gear, there was little stopping them. They rallied to lead 54-32 at the break and held Fond du Lac to just eight points in the second half.

“That was quite an accomplishment,” said Kleppe. “It was another good team effort.”

All five of the Grizzlies starters hit double digits again, with Tate Olson leading the charge with 25 points.

The Grizzlies host undefeated Ely on Friday in a game that could offer a preview of a section showdown. “They’re a very good team,” said Kleppe. “Very athletic, and they’ve got a lot of the same guys they had last year.” Game time is 7:15 p.m.

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