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Balanced attack lifts Nevis past Laporte

Four players scored in double figures as the Nevis girls basketball team opened the season with a 64-8 Northwoods Conference victory Friday night at Laporte.

Megan Norby (16), Hannah Bliss (12), Riley Hanson (10) and Mattie Hjelseth (10) hit double digits in scoring to lead the Tigers, who led 32-4 at the half.

NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 5, Hanson 5 0-0 10, Bliss 6 0-0 12, Drury 1 0-0 2, Hjelseth 5 0-0 10, Brown 1 0-0 2, Lucas 2 0-0 4, Norby 8 0-0 16, Ahrendt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 31 for 63 (FG), 0 for 0 (FT).

Halftime: Nevis 32, Laporte 4. Three-point field goals: Dierkhising 1. Rebounds: Nevis 24 (Hanson 7, Bliss 5, Hjelseth 4, Brown 3, Wolf 1, Schuldt 1, Vedbraaten 1, Norby 1, Ahrendt 1). Assists: Nevis 20 (Hanson 4, Wolf 3, Vedbraaten 3, Norby 3, Dierkhising 2, Bliss 1, Schuldt 1, Hjelseth 1, Lucas 1, Ahrendt 1). Steals: Nevis 24 (Hanson 4, Bliss 4, Wolf 3, Hjelseth 3, Norby 3, Dierkhising 2, Schuldt 1, Drury 1, Vedbraaten 1, Lucas 1, Ahrendt 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 8 (Bliss 2, Norby 2, Dierkhising 1, Hanson 1, Drury 1, Hjelseth 1). Turnovers: Nevis 11.

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