Taryn Frazer provided a spark in the first half and Kailee Finday provided a spark in the second half in leading Cass Lake-Bena to a 71-56 Northwoods Conference win over the Nevis girls basketball team at the Tiger Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Two baskets by Ava Isaacson and a 3-pointer by Emily Funk gave Nevis a 7-6 lead before Frazer followed a layup with three 3-pointers as the Panthers led 21-9. Layups by Makenna Frazier and Kia Heide and a 3-pointer by Funk pulled the Tigers to within 21-19 before another 3-pointer by Frazer helped give CL-B a 31-22 lead. A three-point play by Frazier pulled Nevis to within 31-26 at the half.
Funk opened the second half with a 3-pointer as Nevis trailed 31-29, but a 3-pointer by Fineday capped a 13-0 run to give the Panthers a 44-29 lead. Two more 3-pointers and two layups by Fineday aided a 21-7 run as CL-B built a 65-39 advantage. Funk, Isaacson and Mya Stacey hit jumpers for the Tigers down the stretch.
Frazer’s 22 points, 10 steals and eight assists along with Fineday’s 17 points led CL-B, which overcame 26 turnovers and 28 fouls to improve to 7-2 in the conference and 9-4 overall.
Isaacson recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds while Frazier added 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Tigers, who hit 24 of 37 free throws while turning the ball over 35 times. Funk also hit double figures with 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Isaacson and Addison Lindow had three assists each as the Tigers fell to 2-6 in conference games and 2-11 overall.