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Nevis girls drop pair of conference games

Blackduck built a 20-13 halftime lead and held on for a 43-39 Northwoods Conference victory over the Nevis girls basketball team Friday night at Blackduck.

Montana Baker scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds while Annalise Ahrendt and Emma Bliss combined for 16 points. Bliss also had eight rebounds, Madisyn Lucas had four steals and Ashley Pyburn had three assists for the Tigers, who shot 21 percent (11 for 53) from the field and had 30 turnovers.

The loss dropped Nevis to 3-9 in the conference and 4-16 overall while Blackduck improved to 4-10 in conference play and 6-16 overall.

"Once again our shooting percentage killed us. We didn't have a pulse in the first half. We were sloppy with the ball, we couldn't make a pass into the post and we just played bad for the first 15 minutes. We just cannot afford to do this. We are not a team that is going to come back from behind very easily. To their credit, the girls came out fighting in the second half and it ended up being a close game," said Nevis head coach Brad Neyens. "It was a tough week for us, going 0-3. We are a young, inexperienced team that will get better the more we play. We have a lot of work to do to get there, but I think we have the girls with the talent to make that happen."

NEVIS: Ahrendt 2 4-4 8, Lucas 2 0-2 5, Pyburn 0 1-2 1, Monroe 0 0-0 0, Heide 0 3-6 3, Carrier 0 0-0 0, Bliss 2 4-6 8, Baker 3 4-5 10, Kamphaus 2 0-1 4. Totals: 11 for 53 (FG), 16 for 26 (FT).

Halftime: Blackduck 20, Nevis 13. Three-pointers: Lucas 1. Rebounds: Nevis 41 (Bliss 8, Baker 8, Heide 6, Kamphaus 6, Ahrendt 4, Lucas 3, Carrier 3, Pyburn 2, Monroe 1). Assists: Nevis 4 (Pyburn 3, Bliss 1). Steals: Nevis 10 (Lucas 4, Pyburn 2, Baker 2, Ahrendt 1, Carrier 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 5 (Lucas 1, Pyburn 1, Heide 1, Bliss 1, Baker 1). Team fouls: Nevis 19. Turnovers: Nevis 30.

Park Christian defeats Tigers

Park Christian used a 26-12 halftime lead to spark a 58-31 victory over the Tigers Thursday night at the Tiger Arena.

Baker's 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals led the Tigers. Katie Kamphaus pulled down six rebounds and Ahrendt had two assists as Nevis turned the ball over 24 times and shot 25 percent (12 for 49) from the field.

Park Christian improved to 12-10 on the season.

"We played much better against Park Christian," said Neyens. "We didn't turn the ball over as much as we usually do. Our struggles continue to be scoring points and shooting a good percentage. Shooting 25 percent from the field is not going to win many basketball games."

NEVIS: Ahrendt 0 0-0 0, Lucas 2 0-0 4, Pyburn 0 1-3 1, Umthun 1 0-0 2, Vredenberg 0 0-0 0, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Monroe 0 0-0 0, Heide 2 2-7 6, Carrier 0 0-0 0, Bliss 1 0-0 2, Baker 4 2-4 10, Kamphaus 1 2-2 4. Totals: 12 for 49 (FG), 7 for 16 (FT).

Halftime: Park Christian 26, Nevis 12. Rebounds: Nevis 34 (Baker 9, Kamphaus 6, Heide 5, Ahrendt 4, Pyburn 4, Lucas 2, Bliss 2, Isaacson 1, Carrier 1). Assists: Nevis 3 (Ahrendt 2, Bliss 1). Steals: Nevis 7 (Baker 3, Heide 2, Lucas 1, Bliss 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 1 (Baker). Team fouls: Nevis 17. Turnovers: Nevis 24.

Bodensteiner surpasses 2,000 as C-G tops Tigers

Liz Bodensteiner scored a game-high 23 points to surpass 2,000 in her career in leading Clearbrook-Gonvick to a 72-28 conference win over Nevis Feb. 7 at the Tiger Arena.

The Bears led 56-14 at the half in improving to 8-2 in the conference and 14-7 overall. C-G trails Pine River-Backus (11-1) and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (8-1) in the conference standings.

Kamphaus (8), Bliss (6) and Baker (6) combined for 20 points to lead the Tigers, who committed 43 turnovers and shot 26 percent (12 for 46, including 0 for 12 on 3-pointers) in the game. Lucas led the Tigers with eight rebounds and five assists.

"We just didn't come out to play," said Neyens. "We came out sluggish and we can't afford to do that against a quality opponent like Clearbrook."

NEVIS: Ahrendt 1 0-0 2, Lucas 1 0-0 2, Pyburn 0 0-0 0, Vredenberg 0 1-2 1, Isaacson 0 0-0 0, Monroe 0 0-0 0, Heide 1 1-1 3, Carrier 0 0-0 0, Bliss 3 0-2 6, Baker 2 2-6 6, Kamphaus 4 0-0 8. Totals: 12 for 46 (FG), 4 for 11 (FT).

Halftime: C-G 56, Nevis 14. Rebounds: Nevis 37 (Lucas 8, Bliss 5, Kamphaus 5, Pyburn 4, Carrier 4, Baker 4, Monroe 3, Heide 2, Vredenberg 1, Isaacson 1). Assists: Nevis 7 (Lucas 5, Ahrendt 2). Steals: Nevis 8 (Baker 2, Kamphaus 2, Pyburn 1, Heide 1, Carrier 1, Bliss 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 3 (Heide 1, Baker 1, Kamphaus 1). Team fouls: Nevis 16. Turnovers: Nevis 43.

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