SILVER BAY- A young Mariners team was no match for Ely as the Timberwolves rolled to an 89-31 victory here on Tuesday. Ely built its lead from the start and took a comfortable 37-point lead into the …
SILVER BAY- A young Mariners team was no match for Ely as the Timberwolves rolled to an 89-31 victory here on Tuesday. Ely built its lead from the start and took a comfortable 37-point lead into the break, leaving little doubt about the outcome.
“I thought we played pretty well on both ends of the floor,” said Head Coach Tom McDonald. “We shared the ball well as we had 28 assists on the night.”
Sophomore guard Joey Bianco nearly notched a double-double, with 22 points and nine assists, along with five steals and as many rebounds. Emmett Faltesek poured in 22 points as well and added five assists, while Harry Simons added 15 points and five assists. Mason Davis had a nice evening, scoring 14 points, while Will Davies notched ten rebounds and five steals. Jason Kerntz added eight boards.
The Timberwolves also had a season high 23 steals proving that a game is not solely won on offense.
Ely’s offense fell short last Thursday against Chisholm, however, and it made the difference for the Timberwolves last Thursday night against Chisholm, as the they lost at home, 60-66.
Ely was down at the half, 33-21, but the Wolves rallied to make it a game midway through the second-half. They tied the score at 42, but it seemed Chisholm had an answer for every Ely run. The Wolves couldn’t get their shots to drop much of the night as they managed just 16 of 29 shots from two-point range and only nine of 39 shots from beyond the arc.
“We shot extremely poor from the three-point line. We had many open looks, but just struggled to hit them. We weren’t aggressive to the basket and it showed. We only shot three free-throws on the night,” said McDonald.
Joey Bianco led the Wolves with 18 points and six rebounds. Emmett Faltsek scored 17 and Will Davies added 11 points, collected eight rebounds, and had six assists.
“I thought we defended well for the most part but just couldn’t get stops when we needed them,” said McDonald.
The Timberwolves take on South Ridge at home on Friday, starting at 7:15 p.m. They’ll host Cook County on Tuesday, with a 6:30 p.m. start.