TWO HARBORS— Tate Olson and Cade Goggleye led the way as the top-rated Grizzlies routed the Agates 98-35 in boys high school basketball action on Monday. The senior Olson and junior Goggleye each …
TWO HARBORS— Tate Olson and Cade Goggleye led the way as the top-rated Grizzlies routed the Agates 98-35 in boys high school basketball action on Monday. The senior Olson and junior Goggleye each poured in 24 points on the night as they helped North Woods improve to 10-0 on the season.
The Grizzlies ran up a 51-24 lead by the break and pulled further away in the second half, outpacing the Agates 47-11 in the stanza.
Sophomore forward Trevor Morrison added 12 points for the Grizzlies, while senior guard Brendan Parson added 11. Also scoring for the Grizzlies were Tanner Lokken, with seven, Tanner Barto, with six, Chase Kleppe, with four, and Darius Goggleye, with four. Isaiah Squires and T.J. Chiabotti each added three points..
Jayden Ruberg led scoring for the Agates, with 18 points.
Grizzlies Head Coach Will Kleppe said he was pleased that his team could hold Ruberg to 18 points. “He’s one of the leading scorers in the Northland and scored his 1,000th point against us,” he said.
The Grizzlies are set to host 6-5 Mt. Iron-Buhl on Friday night. Game time is 7:15 p.m.
They travel to Duluth East on Saturday to take on third-ranked Nevis in what could be the Grizzlies’ toughest challenge of the season so far. Nevis went to state in basketball last year and is returning many of the same players this season. And it’s mostly the same group of athletes who helped Nevis beat North Woods in the state football tournament this fall. “Obviously the state football game is on many of our players’ minds so I anticipate a very good game,” said Kleppe. Game time is set for 1:15 p.m.