Wolves defeat Millard Eagles in season opening matchup

North Sevier High School senior Burke Mickelsen battles for the tipoff during the first game of the Wolves’ basketball season in Salina Friday.

SALINA – The North Sevier High School’s boys’ basketball team opened the season with a bout on their home court in Salina Friday night. While the Eagles jumped out to a lead in the front half of the game, the Wolves came back and defeated the Eagles, 47-35. 

The Eagles doubled the Wolves’ scoring in the first quarter, 10-5. During the second stanza, the Eagles added five points to the scoreboard and held the Wolves to four points, which sent the squads to the locker room at halftime with Millard having a six-point advantage. 

After the midpoint break, the Wolves fought back and turned the six-point deficit into a one-point lead scoring 12 points to the Eagles five points. The Wolves went on to put up 26 points during the final quarter and held the Eagles to 15, which locked the victory. 

Burke Mickelsen led the Wolf pack with 19 points, 12 rebounds, an assist and four steals. Marshall Okerlund followed with 12 points, six of which came from behind the arc, pulled down seven boards, had three assists and stole the ball twice. Brody Butler chalked 11 points, one of which was a trey, had three rebounds and a steal. 

In addition, Ethan Fielding added five points to the Wolves’ winning effort, as well as three rebounds and two assists. Ryker Frischknecht nabbed six rebounds, while Darian Johnson pulled three boards and had four assists.  

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