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Agate Boys’ Basketball Wins Fourth Straight

The Two Harbors Agates boys’ basketball team continued its impressive season with four straight wins bringing their record to 12-2 and putting them among the top teams in Section 7AA.

A significant event that occurred during the 73-38 win over Cook County was Trent Gomez scoring his 2,000th point. A thousand-point career is significant and two thousand is extraordinary. The understated Gomez said, “I feel good that my work continues to pay off, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”

I interviewed several Agate players to get their perspective on their season.

Senior Sebastion Bark said, “I have been very happy with the energy and determination on our team.” Sebastian also plays baseball and while he loves basketball and is proud of his team, thinks his heart might belong to baseball. In the meantime, he will put every effort into this basketball season and is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to face Esko in late February.

His brother Deacon thinks that beating Marshall was a memorable moment for his team. “They are always a good team. I also am really excited to play Moose Lake. It is fun to play the teams that are traditionally strong.” He agrees with his brother that the energy and commitment of his team has been impressive, but they know they still have a lot of work to do.

Junior Trenton Meeks said that his favorite memory of the season was the win over Chisholm in the first game. “I was so excited and the game was something I will never forget. There were a lot of fans and it was a great atmosphere.”

Coach Bill Anderson commented on the most recent game, a 79-40 win at International Falls. “We were a little sluggish to begin the game. We were ahead 23-17 and I put the JV starters in and they pulled away for a 43-22 half-time lead. We have lots of talented kids, but as the season progresses, we have to be ready each and every game.”

Anderson was very pleased with last week’s 88-55 win at Barnum. “When you can score eighty-eight points at Barnum, you are doing something right.” The Agates play at Moose Lake Friday in a challenging game followed the next day by a matchup with Ely at the Target Center. The Agate girls play Ely at 3:00 with the boys to follow.

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