BIGFORK— A slow start wasn’t fatal for the Timberwolves here on Tuesday as they recovered to cruise to a 75-44 win over the Huskies. “We didn’t shoot the ball well in the …
BIGFORK— A slow start wasn’t fatal for the Timberwolves here on Tuesday as they recovered to cruise to a 75-44 win over the Huskies. “We didn’t shoot the ball well in the first half,” said Ely Head Coach Tom McDonald. “We shot much better in the second half and pulled away.”
Solid Ely defense kept the Huskies on a tight leash as they only managed 12 points in the first half.
Junior guard Emmett Faltesek led all scorers with 20 points, while seniors Dylan Fenske and Eric Omerza added 14 apiece. Junior Will Davies added 11 points.
Tuesday’s win came on the heels of a 76-57 victory against Cook County on Saturday. The Vikings kept it close through the first half but another late game surge for the Wolves made the difference. Junior Brock LaTourell had a big game with 24 points, while Fenske and Omerza added 18 points apiece. Omerza notched 14 assists as well for a double-double, while Fenske tallied seven rebounds.
Ely’s sole loss on the week came at the hands of Nashwauk-Keewatin, who outpaced the Wolves 76-62. “We played well against one of the best teams in our section,” said McDonald. “I thought we did a nice job against their size and athleticism but just didn’t have enough to stay with them at the end.”
Fenske led Ely scorers with 21 points, while Davies notched 11 points. Senior Bryce Longwell added seven rebounds in the effort.
The Wolves travel to Mt. Iron on Friday to take on the Rangers. They’ll host Duluth-Marshall on Saturday, with a 3:45 p.m. start. They travel to Cloquet on Tuesday to take on Fond Du Lac.