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Ely routs Lakeview Christian to rebound after losses

Keith Vandervort
Posted 3/11/21

ELY- The Timberwolves came off of a two-game losing streak, beating Lakeview Christian in a blowout, 88-56, at home on Tuesday night.The Wolves led 44-32 at the half and never looked back. “We …

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Ely routs Lakeview Christian to rebound after losses

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ELY- The Timberwolves came off of a two-game losing streak, beating Lakeview Christian in a blowout, 88-56, at home on Tuesday night.
The Wolves led 44-32 at the half and never looked back. “We played a bit better defensively in the second half. It was nice to play well after struggling on Monday night on both ends,” said Head Coach Tom McDonald.
Emmett Faltesek, senior guard, led with 26 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Sophomore Joey Bianco had 16 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Junior guard Harry Simons collected 16 points and senior Will Davies had 13.
The win against Lakeview Christian was much needed after their disappointing loss the previous night.
The Timberwolves struggled offensively and couldn’t compete with size as they lost to Greenway 65-48 on Monday night.
The Wolves were down 29-24 at the half, but the Raiders were too tough to overcome on their home floor. “We never got into a rhythm offensively and really struggled containing their center inside. It was a struggle for us all night,” said McDonald.
Joey Bianco scored 20, Emmett Faltesek added 14, and Harry Simons had six rebounds.
“It was a disappointing game for us after playing so well over the weekend,” said McDonald.
On Saturday afternoon, Ely suffered another loss to Nashwauk Keewatin, 67-60; however, McDonald was pleased with how they played considering the Spartans are the number one team in the section.
It was a barnburner as the Wolves cut the lead to just one late in the game. They had a number of good looks late that could have given them the lead, but just couldn’t hit the shot they needed.
“We were behind 38-26 at the half, and again had a good comeback against a very good opponent,” said McDonald.
The Timberwolves will play at Cherry on Friday, with a 7:15 p.m. tipoff.

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