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Girls basketball: Agates cruise past Wrenshall

Two Harbors senior Tori Bott goes up for a layup during the Agates' 67-22 win over Wrenshall on Friday, Jan. 18. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 2
Two Harbors junior Emily Olson goes up for a shot over Wrenshall's April Lattu (33). (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 2

Two Harbors didn't need much time to assert its superiority over Wrenshall on Friday, Jan. 18, in Two Harbors.

The Agates jumped out to a 31-0 lead early in the first half and cruised to a 67-22 win over the Wrens.

Senior Tori Bott scored 20 in the win to lead all scorers and junior Laura Erickson scored eight for Two Harbors.

The score could have been much worse, but the Agates missed several layups in the early going. The Agate defense was relentless in the first half, forcing turnovers and keeping the Wren offense off balance throughout the game.

The night before the blowout over Wrenshall, Two Harbors fell behind Greenway 16-3 before coming back for a 67-48 win over the Raiders. Two Harbors ended the first half outscoring Greenway 26-11 to take a 29-27 lead into the locker room.

Bott scored 19 in the win and Emily Olson had 12 for Two Harbors.

The Agates couldn't overcome a slow start against Eveleth-Gilbert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, when they only managed 10 first-half points against the Golden Bears in a 63-39 loss.

Erickson scored 11 points to lead Two Harbors.

Two Harbors (8-6) was scheduled to play Silver Bay on Thursday, Jan. 24; results were unavailable by press time. The Agates are then scheduled to play Cook County on Friday, Feb. 1.

Wrenshall 8-14—22

Two Harbors 42-25—67

Wrenshall — Jordyn Seehus 4, Hailey Tauzell 2, April Lattu 3, Taylor Bryce 8, Haley Patritto 3, Ashley Hart 2. Totals 8 5-8 22.

3-point goals — Lattu.

Two Harbors — Mary Libby 5, Kate Thomasen 4, Jada Larson 3, Shayla Marxen 3, Laura Erickson 8, Morgan Beardsley 4, Elise Poe-Johnson 2, Tori Bott 20, Emily Olson 6, Isabell Schottenbauer 4, Tricia Osbakken 6, Sydney Cox 2. Totals 28 7-14 67.

3-point goals — Larson, Marxen, Erickson 2.

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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