Double-doubles by Courtland Chase and Gavin Becker sparked the Nevis boys basketball team to a 75-66 win over Staples-Motley Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. 

     Chase had 20 points and 10 rebounds to go along with four steals while Becker added 16 points, 10 steals, seven rebounds and six assists for the Tigers, who trailed 13-1 early and 35-32 at the half. Griffin Chase also scored 20 points, Kevin Hale had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Michael Landquist had six steals and three assists as Nevis improved to 6-0 on the season.

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     Nathan Schimpp (14), Andrew Israelson (13) and John Lund (12) scored in double figures for Staples-Motley, which fell to 3-5.

     “We were humbled early by a hot-shooting Staples team. We were not prepared for their transition game as we gave up some early looks that were more a result of poor defense than great shooting. You have to give them credit for hitting the open shots,” said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer. “We made some adjustments and were able to crawl back into it by halftime. We made the first run of the second half to take the lead only to see Staples go on another shooting spree. We again fought back to retake the lead for good. It was a total team effort.”

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY: Schimpp 14, Israelson 13, Lund 12, Connell 9, Hofmann 9, Smith 5, Paskewitz 4.

NEVIS: C. Chase 20, G. Chase 20, Becker 16, Hale 10, Byer 4, Henry 3, Landquist 2.

 

Braves run past Wolverines

     Austin Rudquist’s 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals led the Menahga boys basketball team to a 70-35 win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night.

     Austen Schwartz added 12 points and four assists while Kyle Skoog (9) and Aaron Rudquist (8) combined for 17 points. Calvin Taylor also hauled down eight rebounds as the Braves improved to 4-3 with their fourth win in a row.

     W-DC fell to 0-7.

 

MENAHGA: Au. Rudquist 8 5-5 21, Schwartz 5 0-0 12, Skoog 3 3-7 9, Aa. Rudquist 3 2-3 8, Taylor 3 0-2 6, Hrdlicka 2 0-0 4, Meyer 2 0-0 4, Haataja 1 0-0 2, Wurdock 1 0-0 2, Kicker 1 0-0 2, Mickelson 0 0-0 0, Hillukka 0 0-0 0, Paulson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 for 62 (FG), 10 for 17 (FT).

Three-pointers: Schwartz 2. Rebounds: Menahga 33 (Au. Rudquist 8, Taylor 8, Kicker 4, Aa. Rudquist 3, Hrdlicka 3, Haataja 2, Hillukka 2, Schwartz 1, Skoog 1, Paulson 1). Assists: Menahga 9 (Schwartz 4, Skoog 2, Au. Rudquist 1, Aa. Rudquist 1, Hillukka 1). Steals: Menahga 12 (Au. Rudquist 3, Haataja 2, Mickelson 2, Schwartz 1, Aa. Rudquist 1, Taylor 1, Kicker 1, Paulson 1). Blocked shots: Menahga 6 (Taylor 4, Aa. Rudquist 2). Team fouls: Menahga 16. Turnovers: Menahga 6.

 

Wolhowe leads S-M past Tigers

     Grace Wolhowe’s 18 points and 10 rebounds sparked Staples-Motley to a 59-34 win over the Nevis girls basketball team Tuesday night at Staples.

     Hannah Bliss had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Tigers, who trailed 26-15 at the half. Emma Bliss grabbed eight rebounds while Madisyn Lucas had three steals and two assists for Nevis.

     The Cardinals improved to 3-1 while Nevis fell to 2-3.

 

NEVIS: Nelson 2 0-0 5, M. Lucas 0 0-0 0, K. Ahrendt 0 0-2 0, Vedbraaten 1 0-0 3, J. Lucas 3 0-0 7, H. Bliss 5 5-6 15, Poncelet 0 0-0 0, E. Bliss 2 0-4 4. Totals: 13 for 55 (FG), 5 for 12 (FT).

STAPLES-MOTLEY: G. Wolhowe 18, Spar 8, Dumpprope 8, Robben 8, Weite 4, Koopmann 4, Uhlman 3, C. Wolhowe 3, Schimpp 2, Longworth 1.

Halftime: S-M 26, Nevis 15. Three-pointers: Nelson 1, Vedbraaten 1, J. Lucas 1. Rebounds: Nevis 35 (H. Bliss 16, E. Bliss 8, Vedbraaten 5, J. Lucas 2, Poncelet 2, Nelson 1, M. Lucas 1). Assists: Nevis 4 (M. Lucas 2, Vedbraaten 1, J. Lucas 1). Steals: Nevis 8 (M. Lucas 3, Nelson 2, Vedbraaten 1, J. Lucas 1, H. Bliss 1). Turnovers: Nevis 25.

 

Sebeka defeats Braves

     Sebeka remained undefeated in Park Region Conference play with a 64-33 win over the Menahga girls basketball team last Friday night.

     Hannah Allebach (9), Shelby Pihlaja (8), Jen Stifter (7) and Aimee Lake (6) combined for 30 points to lead Menahga. Allebach and Alyssa Peterson had three steals each, Stifter had three assists and Cierra Ahlf had four rebounds as the Braves fell to 0-3 in the conference and 1-3 overall.

     Sebeka improved to 3-0.

 

MENAHGA: Allebach 3 3-5 9, Pihlaja 2 2-2 8, Stifter 1 4-6 7, Ai. Lake 3 0-2 6, Al. Lake 1 0-0 2, Peterson 0 1-2 1, Yliniemi 0 0-0 0, Ahlf 0 0-0 0, Schwartz 0 0-0 0, L. Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Kuismi 0 0-0 0, Korvela 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 for 46 (FG), 10 for 17 (FT).

Three-pointers: Pihlaja 2, Stifter 1. Rebounds: Menahga 17 (Ahlf 4, Allebach 3, Stifter 2, Peterson 2, Pihlaja 1, Ai. Lake 1, Al. Lake 1, Schwartz 1, L. Hendrickson 1, Kuismi 1). Assists: Menahga 9 (Stifter 3, Ai. Lake 2, Ahlf 2, Al. Lake 1, Peterson 1). Steals: Menahga 12 (Allebach 3, Peterson 3, Stifter 2, Yliniemi 2, Pihlaja 1, Schwartz 1). Team fouls: Menahga 14. Turnovers: Menahga 23.