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Tigers drop tournament games to N-YA, Belle Plaine

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The Nevis girls basketball team dropped a pair of games at the Norwood-Young America tournament.

Norwood-Young America jumped out to a 42-27 halftime lead in a 67-43 win over the Tigers in the tournament opener on Dec. 28.

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Belle Plaine jumped out to a 40-27 lead at the half in a 68-58 victory over Nevis in the third-place game on Dec. 29.

The two losses dropped Nevis' record to 3-5.

Tigers fall to Norwood in opener

No Nevis player scored in double figures as the Tigers lost to Norwood-Young America in the tournament opener.

Megan Norby (9), Hannah Bliss (8), Riley Hanson (7), Diana Schuldt (6) and Mattie Hjelseth (6) led a balanced scoring attack for the Tigers. Hanson led the way with nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.

N-YA improved to 8-1.

NEVIS: Dierkhising 1 0-0 3, Hanson 3 1-3 7, Wolf 1 0-0 2, Walters 1 0-0 2, Bliss 4 0-4 8, Schuldt 2 0-0 6, Drury 0 0-0 0, Hjelseth 3 0-0 6, Norby 4 1-4 9. Totals: 19 for 45 (FG), 2 for 11 (FT).

Halftime: N-YA 42, Nevis 27. Three-point field goals: Dierkhising 1, Schuldt 2. Rebounds: Nevis 31 (Hanson 9, Bliss 6, Norby 5, Hjelseth 4, Dierkhising 3, Walters 2, Schuldt 1, Drury 1). Assists: Nevis 9 (Hanson 4, Drury 3, Dierkhising 1, Norby 1). Steals: Nevis 7 (Hanson 3, Norby 2, Dierkhising 1, Schuldt 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 3 (Hjelseth 2, Hanson 1). Team fouls: Nevis 13. Turnovers: Nevis 27.

Tigers fall to Belle Plaine

Norby scored 25 points to lead the Tigers in the third-place game.

Hanson just missed a triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Belle Plaine is now 5-5.

NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 4, Hanson 1 9-13 11, Wolf 0 0-0 0, Walters 1 1-2 3, Bliss 3 0-3 6, Schuldt 0 0-0 0, Hjelseth 3 3-5 9, Norby 10 5-8 25. Totals: 20 for 46 (FG), 18 for 31 (FT).

Halftime: Belle Plaine 40, Nevis 27. Rebounds: Nevis 27 (Hanson 13, Hjelseth 7, Norby 3, Dierkhising 2, Bliss 2). Assists: Nevis 10 (Hanson 8, Dierkhising 1, Norby 1). Steals: Nevis 10 (Hanson 3, Norby 3, Hjelseth 2, Walters 1, Bliss 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 2 (Hanson 1, Bliss 1). Team fouls: Nevis 18. Fouled out: Wolff, Norby. Turnovers: Nevis 19.

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