EVELETH— Down by one point in the final minutes here last Friday, the Timberwolves connected for nine unanswered points to beat the Golden Bears 70-62. The win improved Ely’s record to …
EVELETH— Down by one point in the final minutes here last Friday, the Timberwolves connected for nine unanswered points to beat the Golden Bears 70-62. The win improved Ely’s record to 15-4 as the season enters the home stretch.
“I thought our defense was excellent all game long,” said Ely Head Coach Tom McDonald. “We forced Eveleth into many turnovers with our press.”
It was a remarkable turnaround after the Wolves fell behind 14-0 in the game’s early minutes. But once they hit their stride, they rebounded quickly and took a lead into the break. The Golden Bears recovered a bit in the second half to regain a brief lead late. With Ely down by one, junior Brock LaTourell hit a key three-pointer to put the Wolves up 64-62. With the clock running down, the Golden Bears were forced to foul, but it didn’t pay off as the Wolves connected on six-straight from the charity stripe to clinch the win.
Senior Dylan Fenske led the way offensively for the Wolves, with 26 points along with five steals. Senior Eric Omerza added 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while junior Will Davies had five steals. LaTourell added five steals in addition to his go-ahead trey.
The Wolves head to Mesabi East on Friday. They’ll host Lakeview Christian Academy on Tuesday.