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Wolves looking good

Senior guard sets career high in Tuesday evening FDL matchup

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 1/24/19

ELY— Solid back-to-back performances this week helped the Timberwolves improve their record to 9-6 and build confidence heading into the final five weeks of the boys basketball season.

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Wolves looking good

Senior guard sets career high in Tuesday evening FDL matchup

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ELY— Solid back-to-back performances this week helped the Timberwolves improve their record to 9-6 and build confidence heading into the final five weeks of the boys basketball season.

On Tuesday, senior guard Pat Vanderbeek set a career high, pouring in 44 points to lead Ely over Fond du Lac, 84-66. Vanderbeek was red hot from beyond the arc, sinking seven-of-eight attempts in the first half alone. “He really took control of the game for us,” said Ely Head Coach Tom McDonald. Strong defense also helped the Wolves fend off the scrappy Ojibwe, who managed some outside shooting success of their own to hang in with Ely, trailing just 38-30 at the break. “I thought we played well on both ends of the floor,” said McDonald.

Junior forward Dylan Fenske had a good night, adding 12 points for the Wolves along with nine rebounds, while junior guard Eric Omerza added 12 points and eight assists. Senior guard Trevor Mattson and senior forward Collen Seliskar each posted six rebounds.

In action on Saturday at Duluth-Marshall, Vanderbeek again led all scorers with 33 points and five assists to lead the Wolves to a 72-56 win over the Hilltoppers.

“We played well from start to finish,” said McDonald. “I thought our defense really limited what they got off us. They’re a pretty talented team but they never really got into a flow offensively against us.”

Fenske put up 14 points and nine boards for Ely, while Seliskar posted eight rebounds.

The Wolves travel to Littlefork on Friday. They’ll host Cook County next Tuesday, with a 6:30 p.m. start.

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