Girls basketball: Mariners hold off Wrenshall
Silver Bay junior Corrina Marolt scored 14 points in the Mariners' second victory in their last three games: a 43-30 win over Wrenshall on Dec. 20 in Silver Bay.
Marolt and freshman Hannah Thums, who scored 13, provided an offensive spark for Silver Bay as the Mariners jumped out to a 24-16 lead at halftime.
The Wrenshall offense had trouble breaking down the Mariner half-court defense in the first half, with Silver Bay senior Alexxa DeQuevedo providing a disruptive presence for Wren ball handlers.
Early in the second half, Silver Bay suffered a nearly seven-minute scoring drought, with Wrenshall nearly tying with about nine minutes to play. The Mariner defense clamped down and the offense found its footing late in the second half to pull away for the win.
Wrenshall sophomore Hailey Tauzell scored a game-high 18 points, but no other Wren had more than four points.
Silver Bay is scheduled to play Two Harbors in the Two Harbors Holiday tournament at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.