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Taylor Chase (24) drove in for a layup during Nevis' 67-49 win against Blackduck Friday night at the Tiger Arena.

Tigers keep conference title hopes alive

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The Nevis boys basketball team kept its hopes of sharing the Northland Conference title alive with a 67-49 win over Blackduck Friday night at the Tiger Arena.

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Taylor Chase (18), Taylor Schroeder (14), Nolan Toft (13) and Dylan Stenberg (9) led the Tigers in scoring. Shawn Anglin led the way with eight rebounds while Chase had five rebounds. Stenberg and Toft had five assists each with Stenberg leading the team with two steals.

"We were able to come out and take care of business," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer, whose team led 35-18 at the half. "We jumped out to an early lead and we were able to coast down the stretch."

The win gave Nevis a 10-2 record in conference play. Cass Lake leads the conference with a 10-1 record while Red Lake is 11-2.

The Tigers fell to 17-4 on the season with a 62-50 loss to Norwood-Young America at the Target Center Saturday afternoon.

Stenberg led the Tigers with 19 points, three assists and two steals. Anglin scored 14 points and had nine rebounds while Toft finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Chase chipped in six points and four rebounds.

"It was a great environment to play a game in, but unfortunately we basically came out a little flat after a game the previous night," said Kramer, whose team trailed 30-21 at the half. "We just didn't seem to have the stamina to play our best ball. We did have a number of op-portunities in the game, but each time we would rally, they seemed to hit a big shot or hit some free throws to keep us at a distance. On the bright side, it was great to have our kids play on the Target Center floor and to have the experience."

Spencer Nelson scored 20 points to lead Bill Dent's N-YA team, which improved to 6-14 on the season.

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