Cass Lake-Bena defeats Nevis girls in opener

A strong second half sparked the Panthers to a 65-48 victory.

Cass Lake-Bena outscored the Nevis girls basketball team 39-19 in the second half to open the season with a 65-48 Northwoods Conference victory at Cass Lake on Jan. 14.

Ava Isaacson scored 17 points to lead the Tigers, who led 29-26 at the half. Nevis made 11 of 28 shots in the first half, but only 5 of 27 shots in the second half while finishing with 28 turnovers.

Rounding out the scoring for Nevis were Makenna Frazier (9), Addison Lindow (9), Kayli Bessler (7), Liddy DeWulf (4) and Emily Funk (2).

“(We) played well enough in the first half to compete with a very good team. However, even though we were able to get off some good shots in the second half, they just weren't falling for us,” said Nevis head coach Paul Schroeder. “The girls played hard and are showing a lot of promise.”


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