CHISHOLM— The Grizzlies girls dominated a young Chisholm team on Tuesday night, notching a convincing 64-35 win in their basketball opener. “It was a good start to the season,” said North Woods …
CHISHOLM— The Grizzlies girls dominated a young Chisholm team on Tuesday night, notching a convincing 64-35 win in their basketball opener. “It was a good start to the season,” said North Woods Head Coach Robbie Goggleye, and it bodes well for a team that’s looking to improve on last year’s win total.
The game was never close, as the Grizzlies built a 36-15 halftime lead and cruised in the second half, outpacing Chisholm 28-20 in the stanza. “We started hard and started fast,” said Goggleye. “They started some freshmen and we put a lot of ball pressure on them. They had a lot of turnovers and we capitalized on them.”
Junior guard Bria Chiabotti led scoring for North Woods, with an impressive 24 points, including a couple three-pointers. Fellow junior guard Hanna Sandberg tallied 11 points, including two treys, while junior forward Regan Ratai, sophomore forward Nicole Olson, and junior forward Kate Stone scored eight points apiece.
Goggleye said his junior-dominated team is benefitting from another year of experience. “Our girls were more mature and physically stronger [than Chisholm],” said Goggleye.
If North Woods struggled at all, it was on free throws, connecting on just four of 16 shots from the line.
The Grizzlies host Northeast Range on Thursday. Game time is 7:15 p.m.