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Wolves struggle in early going

Jordan Price
Posted 1/20/21

ELY- The Timberwolves are in search of their first win in a COVID-19 shortened season as they fell to Bigfork, Deer River, and Two Harbors this week.In Bigfork on Tuesday, the Huskies proved too …

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wolves struggle in early going

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ELY- The Timberwolves are in search of their first win in a COVID-19 shortened season as they fell to Bigfork, Deer River, and Two Harbors this week.
In Bigfork on Tuesday, the Huskies proved too tough to handle as Ely lost a heartbreaker 44-41. Sarah Visser led the way offensively for the Wolves, with 14 points, and was an aggressive force all game. Grace Latourell notched 12 points while Katrina Seliskar tallied eight and Rachel Coughlin seven. “We played a hard-fought game,” said Ely Head Coach Max Gantt. “We took care of the ball much better and made a push at the end. Unfortunately, we came up a little short. With that being said, we are continuing to improve everyday.”
Tuesday’s match-up was a closer contest than the day before, when Deer River kept Ely’s offense off track on the way to a 47-23 win. Rachel Coughlin, with eight points, proved Ely’s top scorer, while Sarah Visser and Madeline Kallberg added four points apiece. “We had issues scoring, but were in it most of the game. We just ran out of gas down the stretch.” said Gantt.
The Timberwolves’ season began at home last Thursday with 35-28 loss to Two Harbors. Ely had the lead going into the locker room at the half, but foul trouble, unnecessary turnovers, and a struggle to score in the second half were too much to overcome. Katrina Seliskar led scoring for the Wolves with eight points while Grace Latourell added six. Rachel Coughlin tallied eight rebounds and blocked two shots.
“We played good defense all game. However, we have to take care of the ball better,” said Gantt. “This team is young, and because of that, there are girls with new roles on the court. With the young team that we have, it is important that we find ways to generate some offense”

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