The combination put North in charge from the start. The Timberwolves raced out to an early lead and extended it to as many as 11 points midway through the third period.
But North went cold in the fourth, scoring just seven points in the quarter and allowing the Tigers to claw back in. Daniel Harper scored eight points as part of a run that got NHS to within a point early in the fourth quarter before North stretched the lead again.
Blodgett led NHS with 14 points and added eight rebounds, while Cooper Clark chipped in 13. In all, four Tigers scored in double figures, but they were unable to find much help beyond that, particularly late in the game when North tightened its defense.
“We just didn’t execute down the stretch,” NHS coach Matt Thornton said. “Missed blockouts, missed free throws; little things like that. The good news is we have a week to take this game, learn from it and fix our mistakes before the playoffs.”
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