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Grizzlies keep up momentum

Another pair of home wins keeps North Woods at sixth rank

Marcus White
Posted 2/6/19

FIELD TWP— The victories keep adding up for the sixth-ranked North Woods boys basketball team. They improved to 15-2 on the season with their latest 98-56 win over Wrenshall on Tuesday …

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Grizzlies keep up momentum

Another pair of home wins keeps North Woods at sixth rank

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FIELD TWP— The victories keep adding up for the sixth-ranked North Woods boys basketball team. They improved to 15-2 on the season with their latest 98-56 win over Wrenshall on Tuesday night.

“We moved the ball well and were able to run the floor more than we had against (previous opponent) Greenway,” Head Coach Will Kleppe said. He added that the team was rotating players frequently in the game allowing several to get double-digit point totals.

Freshman guard TJ Chiabotti led with 22 points, while senior guard Cade Goggleye had 20, and freshman forward Trevor Morrison added 17. Sophomore forward Darius Goggleye added 15 points while senior guard Chase Kleppe rounded out the scoring with ten points.

While Wrenshall has not performed anywhere near the standard set by the Grizzlies this season, Coach Kleppe said he is keeping his eye on them as a potential underdog in the tournament season after they brought on a transfer student.

William Bird recently joined the Wrens after being benched due to the MSHSL transfer rule and had eight three-pointers on Tuesday night, scoring more than half of the team’s points.

Last Friday, the Grizzlies would notch another win against Greenway, 68-59.

“We attacked the basket better in the second half which got us to the line more,” Kleppe said. “That gave us a little breathing room at the end of the game.”

In this matchup, Morrison led the way for the Grizzlies, notching a double-double, with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Chase Kleppe added 14 points and ten rebounds for the team’s second double-double of the night. Chiabotti added 14 points, while Cade Goggleye had six assists.

The team hosts Littlefork-Big Falls on Friday night. Tipoff is set for 7:15 p.m.

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