TWO HARBORS—The Timberwolves rebounded from last Friday’s loss to the Rangers, by cruising to an 74-42 win over Two Harbors in a makeup game played here on Tuesday. The win lifts the …
TWO HARBORS—The Timberwolves rebounded from last Friday’s loss to the Rangers, by cruising to an 74-42 win over Two Harbors in a makeup game played here on Tuesday. The win lifts the Wolves to 16-5 on the season.
It was a nice bounceback win for us,” said Wolves Head Coach Max Gantt.
The Wolves dominated the first half of play, taking a 30-point lead into the break. “From there, we took care of business,” said Gantt. Senior Grace LaTourell had a big night, pouring in 25 points, including five treys. Senior Hannah Penke connected three times from beyond the arc on her way to 17 points for the night. The Wolves dominated defensively as well, notching an impressive 20 steals in the contest.
Tuesday’s win came on the heels of an 83-38 drubbing last Friday, care of Mt. Iron-Buhl. Turnovers plagued Ely and they struggled to contain the Rangers’ Jordan Zubich, who racked up 30 points on the night. “We were down 18 at the half and hung around for a while in the second half but they just overpowered us,” said Gantt. “If we hadn’t turned it over as much we could have hung around in that game for longer.”
Despite the loss, Gantt said the game will help Ely in the upcoming playoffs. “We’ll be playing good teams in big games,” he said.
The Wolves were set for another test on Thursday, after the Timberjay’s weekly presstime, when they host Mesabi East. “We lost a close game to them earlier in the year,” noted Gantt. With the regular season wrapping up later this month, Gantt said he’s feeling good about the team’s record and the road ahead.