Nevis boys win twice at home
Ty Warrington and Eddie Kramer led the Tigers offensively in wins over Cass Lake-Bena and Bagley.
Ty Warrington and Eddie Kramer handled the scoring duties as the Nevis boys basketball team posted a pair of home victories at the Tiger Arena.
Warrington’s 24 points, six rebounds and four assists led the Tigers to a key 58-54 Northland Conference victory over Cass Lake-Bena on Thursday, Jan. 23 while Kramer scored 20 points in Nevis’ 64-43 victory over Bagley on Friday, Jan. 24.
Kramer added 14 points while Luke DeWulf had 7 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in the win over Cass Lake. Jack McNamee chipped in 7 points and eight rebounds and Derek Lindow had two assists for the Tigers, who led 35-25 at the half.
The win lifted Nevis to 5-1 in the conference while Cass Lake fell to 6-3 in conference play and 12-6 overall. Blackduck tops the conference standings with a 7-1 record while Red Lake is 5-2.
“We knew we had to bounce back against a good Cass Lake team with the conference standings on the line. The boys answered as we jumped out to a 14-0 lead and really took control of the game early,” said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer. “Cass Lake came right back and it was an extremely competitive game the rest of the way. We played well down the stretch, but our inability to hit free throws left the door open for them. Our defense got stops to preserve the win.”
The Tigers jumped out to a 42-21 halftime lead in coasting past Bagley. Lindow’s 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals along with Warrington’s 14 points, three assists and two steals were also key to the win. DeWulf grabbed nine rebounds and had two assists and two steals while McNamee grabbed four rebounds as Nevis improved to 13-2. Bagley fell to 5-8.
“We got off to a quick start as we shot the ball really well against their zone,” said Kramer. “(Eddie) hit five 3s in the first half to extend their zone, which enabled us to get the ball inside. We stalled out a bit early in the second half, but I think most of that was because of playing the night before. We came back with a run or our own to coast down the stretch.”