Sports Roundup: Girls basketball season closes
Two Harbors girls basketball
The Two Harbors girls basketball season came to an end Saturday with a 68-52 loss to International Falls in the Section 7AA quarterfinals at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Head coach Brooke Chaffee said the loss was tough to take but the season brought a lot of memories and she calls the season a "success."
The Broncos outscored the Agates by 17 in the first half. Two Harbors tried to make a comeback in the second half, outscoring International Falls by one, but it wasn't enough.
Katelyn Adams led Two Harbors with 15 points and six rebounds. Kalina Pavlisich (two 3-pointers) scored 10 and Nina Bukowski had eight points and six rebounds.
To get to the quarterfinals, Two Harbors defeated Greenway 50-26 in the first round at home last Wednesday.
The Agates outscored Greenway by seven in the first half and 17 in the second.
Adams outscored the entire Greenway team with 28 points and had six rebounds while Bukowski scored eight with five boards. Pavlisich and Steph McGregor each had six points with five rebounds.
The Agates shot 16-20 at the free throw line.
Adams, Bukowski, Pavlisich, Marissa Engelson, and Jenny Nelson will be lost to graduation this season.
Adams was named to the Polar League All-Conference Second Team. She will play in an all-star game at 6 p.m. March 28 at Barnum.
Chaffee said the team started playing well down the home stretch and that the team was a lot of fun to coach.
Chaffee was assisted by Rick Ray and Matt Bovee.
Silver Bay boys basketball
The Silver Bay boys basketball team fell 82-72 to Lakeview Christian Academy at home Saturday.
The Lions outscored the Mariners by 11 in the first half. Silver Bay made a comeback in the second half, scoring one more point than Lakeview.
Luke Thun (three 3-pointers) scored 26 points for the Mariners while Henry Mitchell (four 3-pointers) had 15 points. Kyle Blood put in 14 points for Silver Bay while Ryan Blood had 11.
Lakeview star Anders Broman scored 41 points.
Thun was named to the Polar League basketball All-Conference First Team. Kyle Blood received honorable mention. The two will play in the all-star game at 8 p.m. March 28 at Barnum.
The Mariners will open the playoffs Thursday against AlBrook. The winner of that game will play either Wrenshall or Lakeview at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Duluth East.
Two Harbors boys basketball
The Two Harbors boys basketball team lost 71-60 at Mesabi East Friday.
The Giants held a two-point lead out of the first half, but turned up the heat on the Agates in the second half outscoring them by nine.
Jon McDannold led the Agates with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.
Kyle Omtvedt (two 3-pointers) had 11 points and Jake Iskat scored 10 points in the game.
The Agates opened up the playoffs at International Falls Wednesday. If they were to win that game they would play either Deer River or Proctor at 1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Former Two Harbors High School Nordic skier Leif Gilsvik began competition at the Junior Olympic skiing event Monday at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
He finished 45th in the qualifier freestyle event Monday out of 55 racers.
He competed in a classic event Wednesday and will partcipate in a skate event at 8 a.m. today and a classic relay at 8 a.m. Saturday. To find up-to-date results, visit www.jo2011.com.
The Two Harbors Squirt team defeated Hermantown White by a score of 4-1 to become the 2011 District 11 Squirt B champions Tuesday night at Heritage Sports Center.
The Two Harbors team defeated Hermantown Blue in the first round, then upset No. 1-ranked Cloquet to advance to Tuesday's championship game.