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Grizzlies at 24-1

Two nice wins in a row as playoffs loom for top-seeded North Woods

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 3/1/18

FIELD TWP— The Grizzlies’ Tate Olson closed in on his 1,000th career point on Tuesday, as he led North Woods to a 99-64 win over visiting Carlton. The senior forward poured in 31 points to lead …

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Grizzlies at 24-1

Two nice wins in a row as playoffs loom for top-seeded North Woods

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FIELD TWP— The Grizzlies’ Tate Olson closed in on his 1,000th career point on Tuesday, as he led North Woods to a 99-64 win over visiting Carlton. The senior forward poured in 31 points to lead all scorers, leaving him just ten points shy of the career milestone. He’ll have one more regular season game to reach his goal as the Grizzlies host Deer River on Friday night in their regular season finale.

They’ll be top-seed in Section 7A when the playoffs get underway next week.

Tuesday’s game improved the Grizzlies record to 24-1. “It was a good game for us,” said Grizzlies Head Coach will Kleppe. “Our perimeter players did a great job finding the basket.”

Junior guard Cade Goggleye and senior guard Brendan Parson both had a good night, adding 19 points apiece. Parson was hot from beyond the arc, dropping five threes on the night.

Also scoring for the Grizzlies were Trevor Morrison, with 11, and Chase Kleppe and Tanner Lokken, with four points apiece.

In action last Friday, the Grizzlies easily outpaced Chisholm 77-46, led by Cade Goggleye’s double-double, including a game-high 25 points and 11 assists. Hot shooting in the first half made the difference for North Woods, as they hit 53 percent of their shots, compared to just 29 percent for the Bluestreaks. That left the Grizzlies up 43-24 at the break, a margin that Chisholm just couldn’t make up in the final half despite an improved shooting percentage in the period.

Trevor Morrison added 17 points for the Grizzlies along with six rebounds, while Tate Olson added 15 points and six boards. Chase Kleppe just missed a double-double, with nine points and nine rebounds. Brendan Parson added six points and as many assists.

The Grizzlies host 12-11 Deer River in their regular season finale this Friday, March 2. Game time is 7:15 p.m.

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