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T-Wolves head to playoffs at 21-5

Ely wins, advances in sectional tourney

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 3/5/20

ELY— The Timberwolves wrapped up their regular season at 21-5 after rallying to defeat Wrenshall 83-61 here last Friday night. As the Timberjay went to press, the Wolves were set to host Hill …

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T-Wolves head to playoffs at 21-5

Ely wins, advances in sectional tourney

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ELY— The Timberwolves wrapped up their regular season at 21-5 after rallying to defeat Wrenshall 83-61 here last Friday night. As the Timberjay went to press, the Wolves were set to host Hill City on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Section 7A playoffs. The results of that game will be posted online at timberjay.com and in next week’s print edition.
In their regular season finale, the Wolves came out flat, at least initially. “We got off to a slow start and I thought Wrenshall came in with lots of energy and played well against us,” said Ely Head Coach Tom McDonald. Ely’s comeback started in the second quarter and by halftime they were up 37-31. “We played much better in the second half,” said McDonald, as the Wolves finished with the lopsided win.
As he has much of the season, senior forward Dylan Fenske led the way for Ely, with 17 points in addition to eight rebounds, while senior Eric Omerza added 15 points and 11 assists for a double-double. Junior Will Davies just missed his own double-double, notching 12 points and nine boards, while sophomore guard Harry Simons added a career-high 14 points. Junior Emmett Faltesek added eight points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a good all-around effort.

UPDATE: Third-seed Ely scored an easy 84-46 win over Hill City in first-round sectional tourney play Wednesday. The Timberwolves play again at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hibbing Memorial Arena, where they will take on sixth-seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl. The Timerwolves won a mid-season matchup 84-66.

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