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Wolves top Hill City in a rout

Two Ely players tally double-doubles in season opener, played at home

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 12/8/21

ELY— It was all over from the start here last Saturday as the Timberwolves blew past Hill City in their regular season debut, taking a 29-2 lead in the early-going en route to a 61-31 rout. …

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Wolves top Hill City in a rout

Two Ely players tally double-doubles in season opener, played at home

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ELY— It was all over from the start here last Saturday as the Timberwolves blew past Hill City in their regular season debut, taking a 29-2 lead in the early-going en route to a 61-31 rout.
“It was a bit sloppy at times but that’s expected for the first game of the season,” said Ely Head Coach Tom McDonald.
Despite a few miscues, it was an impressive start for the Timberwolves, who have a solid base of upper classmen and some height, with six players measuring six feet or taller.
Returning six-foot, one-inch junior guard Joey Bianco led the way for the Wolves, with 22 points. Bianco was a leading scorer for Ely last year as a junior and it looks like he’ll be picking up where he left off as he notched a double-double on Saturday, with ten rebounds and seven assists in addition to his 22 points. Five-foot, eleven-inch senior Harry Simons was a big contributor as well on Saturday, adding 19 points, while five-foot, nine-inch junior guard Jason Kerntz tallied a double-double, with ten points and ten boards.
The Wolves were set to make a run to the border on Thursday, to face the Broncos at International Falls. They’ll host Two Harbors on Saturday, with a 2:45 p.m. varsity start. They’ll be back on the road on Tuesday, to take on the Mariners in Silver Bay.

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