2/11/2021 12:53:00 PM Wake surpasses 1000 points as Eagles move to 7-2
Sophomore, Alec Wake became the youngest player in Northland history to surpass the 1000 point threshold against Littlefork last Tuesday night. Photo submitted.
After a tough loss against section favorite Nashwauk Keewatin, the Eagle boys were looking to get back on track against Littlefork on Tuesday night in Remer. They certainly did that, with a convincing 101-49 victory in a game that the Eagles took control of early, and never looked back.
Last year against Littlefork, senior Cameron Wake surpassed the 1000-point career milestone. This year it was his brother's turn. Alec Wake came into the game needing 29 points to reach the milestone and after 22 points in the first half, he was able to get eight more early in the second to surpass the mark. The sophomore is the youngest player in school history to cross the 1000-point barrier. His 30 points, five assists and four steals led the way for the Eagles. Other major contributors included Aiden Carlson with 21, Nolan Carlson with 15 and Harris Carlson with 12. Nathan Johnson led the way on the boards with seven.
A recap of games from earlier includes a 75-28 victory against rival Hill City in which a Carson Johnson led defense controlled the game from beginning to end. On the offensive side of the ball, Senior Harris Carlson was hot all night, making four three-pointers on his way to a team high 22 points. Others chipping in included Alec Wake with 20 and Nolan Carlson with 13. On the boards, Nathan Johnson had seven and Liam Wake contributed six.
The Eagles would lose for the first time this year in a game against a young Cherry Tiger team 68-66. They struggled with the Tiger defense all night and never really found any rhythm on offense. The Eagles were lead in scoring by Alec Wake with 18. They also had strong contributions off the bench from Aiden Carlson with 15 points off five three-pointers and Liam Wake with 10. Nathan Johnson hauled in nine rebounds.
Following the Cherry game, the Eagles bounced back against the Bigfork Huskies with a convincing 81-43 victory. This time it was defensive star, Carson Johnson leading the way on offense with 17 points. Alec Wake and Harris Carlson each added 16 and Aiden Carlson had 14 off the bench.
Last Friday the Eagles welcomed section 7A powerhouse Nashwauk Keewatin to Remer for a battle of two of the top teams in the area. After pulling to within 1 at 10-9, the Eagles fell behind by 10 after a burst by the Spartans that they could not recover from. They closed the game to within seven mid-way through the second half, but cold shooting by the Eagles and strong play by the veteran team from the Iron Range proved to be too much as the Eagles fell 80-58.
"This was a good learning experience for our kids. The good news is, we proved we can play with these guys, so if we meet them in the playoffs we know we can win," stated Coach Carlson.
Leading the way for the Eagles was Alec Wake with 22 points and six rebounds. Nolan Carlson had 14 points and Nathan Johnson had seven boards in the loss.
The Eagles host Laporte on Thursday followed up by Greenway next week. Check the Northland Community Schools Facebook page for live streams of most games.