ELY- The Timberwolves were heading into the playoffs this week coming off a convincing win in their regular season finale last Thursday. The Wolves relied on stout defense and aggressive play at the …
ELY- The Timberwolves were heading into the playoffs this week coming off a convincing win in their regular season finale last Thursday. The Wolves relied on stout defense and aggressive play at the basket to rack up a 68-46 win over Greenway, the highest point total the team has scored all season. “Our last home game was a 22-point win. Now that’s a great feeling,” said Head Coach Max Gantt.
The game remained close in the early-going and the Wolves took just a six-point lead into the break. But Ely dominated the second half, helped by a few key three-pointers down the stretch from freshman Sarah Visser that closed out any chance the Raiders would mount a comeback. Visser and freshman guard Grace LaTourell each notched 20 points on the evening. LaTourell fought back from ankle trouble and had a big second half for the Timberwolves, scoring 14 in the stanza. Rachel Coughlin was a force underneath, collecting 16 rebounds, while Taylor Gibney notched 14 points, eight of which were crucial free throws. Madeline Kallberg scored eight points.
“The win showed us how far we have come as a team,” said Gantt. “We have a three-game win streak heading into the playoffs and I believe we are playing our best basketball of the year. I couldn’t ask for much more than that. I have to say, I am very proud of how hard we have been working to get to this point.”
The Wolves were set to visit Floodwood for their first playoff game on Wednesday night as the Timberjay went to press. See the latest on that contest at timberjay.com.