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Jr. Wolves drop to 0-6 after a pair of losses on the court last week

The North Star Wolves junior boys basketball team is still looking for their first win after a pair of losses on the court last week.

The Wolves, now 0-6 on the 2024 WECSSAA Tier 2 season, opened the week with a 68-42 loss to the visiting Essex Red Raiders. Essex led 46-19 at the half but the Wolves cut the deficit slightly before losing.

North Star head coach Ben Pelger said the team improved as the game went on.

“Coming back after two weeks off, the team looked pretty rusty,” said Pelger.

Pelger added that after halftime, the team started playing better. Their passing and shooting improved and they started supporting each other better.

The Wolves junior team is young, he stated, adding there are only two Grade 10 players while the rest are in Grade 9.

Ashton Fevreau led North Star in scoring against the Red Raiders while Tyson Morello chipped in with nine points.

Morello believed they came together well.

“We struggled in the first quarter,” Morello acknowledged.

The Wolves “fell apart” in the third quarter but got better in the fourth quarter, he added.

“We’re getting better every game,” he said. “We need more offense and playmaking.”

North Star hit the road last Thursday but fell short 58-50 to the Assumption Purple Raiders.

The juniors were back in action Tuesday night, after this issue of the River Town Times went to press. They hosted the Belle River Nobles. They return to the home floor next Monday for a 4 p.m. game with the Massey Mustangs.

By Ron Giofu

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