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Post players propel Tigers to home win

Zach Henry (2) drove in for a layup during Nevis' win over Kellilher-Northome Friday night. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Caden Kramer, Tom Wormley and Jack Landquist combined to score 52 points in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to a 71-44 Northland Conference victory over Kelliher-Northome Friday night at the Tiger Arena.

The Tigers broke open a 6-6 tie with an 18-6 run as three layups by Wormley, a jumper by Michael Landquist, a 3-pointer by Kramer, two inside baskets by Zach Henry and a basket off a rebound by Michael Landquist provided a 24-12 lead with 7:28 to play in the first half. Two layups by Jack Landquist and layups by Wormley and Kramer gave the Tigers a 33-27 lead at the half.

Nevis opened the second half with a 15-7 run to take control as two layups by Wormley and a 3-pointer and pair of layups by Jack Landquist pushed the lead to 48-34 with 10:50 to play. Nevis closed the game with a 23-10 run as Kramer hit three field goals and six free throws while Derek Lindow contributed a 3-pointer.

Kramer finished with 20 points and three rebounds while Wormley added 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Jack Landquist had 14 points while Michael Landquist (8), Henry (6), Lindow (3) and Luke DeWulf (2) concluded the scoring. Michael Landquist led the way with six assists and four rebounds while DeWulf had three assists and Henry had two steals as the Tigers improved to 10-2 in the conference and 19-3 overall.

The Mustangs, who lost to Nevis 78-43 at Northome on Jan. 19, fell to 2-12 in conference play and 8-17 overall. Cass Lake-Bena tops the conference standings with a 13-0 record.

"I thought we played a very good second half after a somewhat slow start," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer. "We were again able to dominate in the paint and we really played better defensively in the second half and that opened the game up."