Agate and Mariner Basketball teams start seasonsThe Agates girls’ basketball team started the season off strong with a win against Duluth-Marshall Friday night. The Agates won 30-32.
Agates girls’ basketball
The Agates girls’ basketball team started the season off strong with a win against Duluth-Marshall Friday night. The Agates won 30-32.
The Agates lost their next game against Litchfield Saturday 16-57.
Coach Brook Chaffee said the team will continue to work on their transitioning game among other things. “I think that we’re just concentrating on us, not on who we’re playing,” Chaffee said in reference to a question about the game against Carlton. “We’re getting back to the basics, tightening our game.”
The Two Harbors girls’ basketball team faced off against Carlton Thursday. Results were not available at press time.
Agates boys’ basketball
Despite losing 35-78 to Proctor High School, Two Harbors boys’ basketball coach Tom Nelson said he saw a lot of improvement from the Agates basketball team during Tuesday’s game. “I have seen major strides taken. We took control. I’m seeing some good signs,” he said.
But the Two Harbors team faced injury at the very beginning of the game when junior Trygve Lodin broke his nose going after a loose ball. “What we think happened was that another player’s knee came up at him,” Nelson said.
Nelson said that the team will continue to work hard and improve. “We’re just going to keep going in the right direction,” said Nelson.
The Two Harbors team faces Carlton today. That game is set for 7:15 p.m. at the Two Harbors High School.
Mariner boys’ basketball
The Silver Bay boys’ basketball team started their season off strong with a win against Mesabi Academy School last Friday. The Mariners won 64-29.
A winning attitude wasn’t enough to bring the Mariners to a win Monday night against Fond du Lac High School, however. The Mariners lost 39-78.
Despite the loss, coach Rick Frericks was happy with how the team played. “We were down by 15 in the second half and we fought back,” he said. “But we just didn’t have enough horses to put it over the top. It was a loss but they fought hard and were able to reduce a large deficit and they made it a game.”
Senior Luke Thun had an incredible game with 36 points and six assists. Frericks said Thun is working hard to keep the team up to speed. “We’ve got some people right now who aren’t playing due to different reasons,” the coach said. “He’s taking on a heavy load.”
The team faces Esko tonight in a 6:30 p.m. home game. Frericks said they’ll be a hard opponent to beat. “We’re going to have to set small goals and Esko is going to be a very difficult game for us,” he said. “We’re going to set a goal about how many points we want to limit them to and how many points we want to score offensively.”
Silver Bay 30-39—69
Fond du Lac Ojibwe 37-41—78
Silver Bay — Luke Thun 36, Taylor Woodwick 21. Totals 26 7-13 69.
3-point goals — Woodwick 5, Thun 3.
Fond du Lac — Kello Brown 30, Trevonte Brown 26, Bruce Martineau 9, Brian Rich 7, Dominic Johnson 6. Totals 32 6-9 78.
3-point goals — T.Brown 6.
Silver Bay 34-30—64
Mesabi Academy 20-9—29Silver Bay — Eben Fisher 2, Mark Harris 4, Taylor Woodwick 9, Baruch Fisher 22, Luke Thun 27. Totals 27 7-24 64.
3-point goals — Thun 3.