TWO HARBORS – Ely jumped out to a ten-point lead early in the first half of Tuesday night’s rematch with Two Harbors. But it was all Two Harbors after that, as the Agates, led by junior forward …
TWO HARBORS – Ely jumped out to a ten-point lead early in the first half of Tuesday night’s rematch with Two Harbors. But it was all Two Harbors after that, as the Agates, led by junior forward Tori Bott, went on to win 57-49. It was Ely’s second loss of the season to Two Harbors as they fell to 3-3.
Ely watched in frustration as their early lead slowly evaporated before the half. A Two Harbor’s trey as the halftime buzzer sounded sent Ely to the lockers trailing 31-26.
Ely started the second half with a strong run and tied the score 35-35 with 10:50 left in the game. But Two Harbors dominated the rest of the way, outscoring Ely 20-4 over the next eight minutes to put the game away.
Erika Mattson led offensively for Ely, pouring in 22 points, and connecting on three of four from outside the arc. Shayla Zaverl added 12 points while Lida Dodge notched eight points.
But the Wolves just couldn’t contain Tori Bott, who tallied 35 points for the Agates.
In other games, Ely used a quick start on Monday to easily outpace Chisholm, 59-35. The Wolves managed the win despite troubles on the court. “Foul trouble plagued us but people stepped up,” said Ely Head Coach Darren Visser. “Tonight was a night where a lot of different people came through big for us. I feel that our team is starting to develop a chemistry that allows us to overcome different situations,” said Visser. “It was a great team win.”
The Wolves got a double-double performance from Shayla Zaverl who poured in 25 points, and tallied 11 rebounds and five assists. Erika Mattson notched a double-double of her own, with 15 points and ten rebounds.
Ely will enjoy a week’s break over the holiday. They’ll next play two games in their Hoops for Hope tourney on Dec. 27 and 28. First game is 7:15 while game two is either 2 or 3:15 depending on the outcome of their opening game.