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EAGLE RDP: Solon Springs boys and girls win 1, lose 1

The Solon Springs High School basketball teams were busy this week with doubleheaders at Mercer on Monday, Dec. 10, and at Northwood High School in Minong on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Morgan Anderson
Solon Springs High School's Morgan Anderson (3) has her shot blocked by Northwood’s Emmalee Golembiewski (5) in the second half of the Evergreens’ 61-29 victory Tuesday, Dec.11, in Minong. Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com

The Solon Springs High School basketball teams were busy this week with doubleheaders at Mercer on Monday, Dec. 10, and at Northwood High School in Minong on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The Eagles swept the twinbill with the Tigers, but the tables were turned on them with a pair of losses to the Evergreens.

 

Boys basketball The Eagle boys defeated Mercer 68-59 and lost to Northwood 64-42.

The Evergreens took advantage of the tired Eagles and jumped out to a 39-17 halftime lead.

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Solon Springs managed to cut the deficit to 15 points early in the second half, but couldn’t get any closer as they fell to 2-2 on the season.

Solon Springs had no answer for Northwood’s Hunter Phillips, who led all scorers with 40 points.

Aaron Pfister and Caden Smith led Solon Springs with 17 and 10 points, respectively.

The Eagles completed their season-opening five-game road trip at Bayfield on Thursday, Dec. 13. Their home opener is against South Shore at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17.

 

Girls basketball The Eagles won 65-33 at Mercer, but lost 61-29 to Northwood.

“Coming off a long road trip to Mercer, it was evident fatigue set in early Tuesday,” SSHS coach Adam Bielmeier said. “We knew that Northwood was going to be a tough game for us. They had a size advantage on us and were deeper on their bench as well. They are a very good basketball team and it was a game that we will learn from.”

Solon Springs struggled controlling the basketball with a high number of turnovers and also shot just 22 percent from the field.

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“They had a hard-nosed defense and were making every possession and shot difficult for us,” Bielmeier said. “We will learn from it and get better because of it.”

Morgan Anderson led the Eagles with 15 points, which included three 3-point baskets. Kylli Rajala was next with six points.

“Like always, I was proud of our effort and we will look to get back after it this Friday night,” Bielmeier said.

The Eagles (2-5) host South Shore at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

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