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Prep report: Olson's 36 leads North Woods to boys basketball win

Tate Olson scored 36 points to help North Woods defeat Ely 87-58 in a high school boys basketball game Friday night in Cook and remain undefeated.

Eighteen of Olson’s points came from beyond the arc as the Grizzlies (5-0), ranked No. 1 in Class A, buried 15 3-pointers.

It was enough to offset Patrick Vanderbeek’s big night for the Timberwolves (3-0), who connected on 13 long-range attempts while making just four 2-point field goals. Vanderbeek had nine of the 13 3s and finished with 29 points.

Nashwauk-Keewatin 79,

Bigfork 66

Cody Staydohar totaled 34 points and Corey Warwas added 23 to lead the Spartans to the home win.

GIRLS BASKETBALLRobbinsdale Cooper 84,

Grand Rapids 69

The Thunderhawks were down by just four points at halftime to the top-ranked team in Class AAA, but the visitors pulled away after the break to win in Grand Rapids.

Hannah DeMars and Meara Beighley scored 20 points apiece to lead the fifth-ranked Thunderhawks.

Esko 56, Duluth East 29

Three players scored in double figures for the visiting Eskomos, who limited the Greyhounds to five first-half points.

Macy Sunnarborg and Hannah Stark each had 13 points for Esko, while Bridget Yellin scored 10.

BOYS HOCKEYMahtomedi 4, Greenway 0

In a showdown between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in Class A, it was the host Zephyrs blanking the Raiders behind 26 saves from Bailey Huber.

Charlie Bartholomew scored a goal and assisted on another to pace No. 3 Mahtomedi.


International Falls 3

The Northern Stars outlasted the host Broncos in overtime to win for the third time in four games after an 0-6-2 start.

Ella Ierino scored two goals for Duluth, and Payton Conlin notched the game-winner 1:24 into OT.

GRG 5, CEC 2

Freshman Claire Vekich scored two goals and assisted on another as Grand Rapids-Greenway cruised to the home win over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.