Thun makes Mariners basketball historySenior Luke Thun became the highest scoring player in Mariners’ history at the game against the Lions. Thun scored fifteen points for a total of 1,499 points in his career as a member of the Silver Bay boys’ basketball team.
Although the Silver Bay Mariners lost to the Lakeview Christian Academy Lions last week 72-89, coach
Rick Frericks says it was a good learning experience. “These guys needed a big game before the playoffs. They got a feel for it so they know how to have a better reaction to it,” he said.
Lakeview Christian Academy boasts one of the top scorers in the state. Frericks said his team initially played tentatively, giving the Lions a 26 point lead in the first half. But after the Mariners loosened up, they began really using their athletic abilities. “We actually outscored them in the second half,” said Frericks.
Senior Luke Thun became the highest scoring player in Mariners’ history at the game against the Lions. Thun scored fifteen points for a total of 1,499 points in his career as a member of the Silver Bay boys’ basketball team.
The Mariners took on Floodwood in their playoff game on Thursday. Frericks said Floodwood is a good team and the Silver Bay boys will have their hands full. “I think if we can get out and run and get our transition game going I think we’re going to be okay,” he said. “If we don’t shoot well or play tentatively, it’s going to go down to the wire.”
Agates boys’ basketball
The Two Harbors boys basketball team suffered two losses last week to Cloquet 34-80 and Mesabi East 63-76.
Coach Tom Nelson said Cloquet controlled the game. “We just didn’t compete with them,” he said. “I didn’t think we played with an edge. I thought we had to play with a little more fire.”
Nelson said the game against Mesabi East could have been won by the Agates. But other things interfered. “Giving up offensive rebounds and turnovers have kind of killed us all year and it just keeps continuing,” he said.
The Agates faced Deer River in their playoff game on Wednesday. “We’re hoping to give them more than we can handle,” said Nelson.
Nelson said the team wanted to express its gratitude to seniors Nathan Craig, Jon Horoshak, Cole Myrdal, Jesse Omtvedt, and Parker Kausch. “We want to say thank you to all that they’ve done for our program,” said Nelson.
Agates girls’ basketball
The Agates faced bad news last week when they lost against Virginia 34-45 at their postponed playoff game last Thursday. Coach Brooke Anderson said the team couldn’t come back from an early second half slump.
“I was thoroughly impressed with our defensive effort, and our rebounding in the second half was phenomenal, particularly on the offensive boards. However, our shooting was poor from all angles—from lay-ups to free throws to jump shots to three pointers,” she said.
She commended her players for putting together a big effort, citing senior Christina Stuberud who “was the queen of hustle plays, getting some key steals and creating some much needed momentum” and seniors Lacy Bukowski who “put together a tremendous defensive effort and was very tough on the boards particularly in the second half” and Kaley Peterson who “led the offensive charge, keeping us in the game with her ability to score inside.”