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Girls basketball: Mariners hold off Wrenshall

Silver Bay's Kaylee Volesky fights for the ball with Wrenshall's Hailey Tauzell during the Mariners' 43-30 win Friday, Dec. 21, in Silver Bay. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)

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.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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