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Nevis girls fall in overtime in opener

A poor shooting night proved costly as the Nevis girls basketball team opened the season with a 46-44 overtime loss to Blackduck Tuesday night. The Tigers shot only 25 percent from the field (17 for 69) and 40 percent at the free throw line (8 fo...

A poor shooting night proved costly as the Nevis girls basketball team opened the season with a 46-44 overtime loss to Blackduck Tuesday night.

The Tigers shot only 25 percent from the field (17 for 69) and 40 percent at the free throw line (8 for 20) while committing 26 turnovers. Despite that, Nevis led 20-14 at the half before Blackduck tied the game at 43-43 to force overtime.

Emma Bliss led the Tigers with 18 points, 17 rebounds and three assists while Madisyn Lucas (9), Kia Heide (8) and Montana Baker (6) combined for 23 points. Baker hauled down 14 rebounds, Ashley Pyburn had seven rebounds and Sierra Monroe had three steals.

"It was an exciting game," said first-year Nevis head coach Brad Neyens. "We had a lot of positive things, but we just shot very poorly and that isn't going to win many games."

NEVIS: Ahrendt 0 0-0 0, Lucas 4 0-0 9, Pyburn 1 0-5 3, Monroe 0 0-0 0, Heide 3 2-3 8, Carrier 0 0-0 0, Bliss 6 6-12 18, Baker 3 0-0 6, Kamphaus 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 for 69 (FG), 8 for 20 (FT).

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Halftime: Nevis 20, Blackduck 14. End of regulation: Nevis 43, Blackduck 43. Three-pointers: Lucas 1, Pyburn 1. Rebounds: Nevis 47 (Bliss 17, Baker 14, Pyburn 7, Heide 4, Lucas 2, Carrier 2, Ahrendt 1). Assists: Nevis 6 (Bliss 3, Ahrendt 1, Carrier 1, Baker 1). Steals: Nevis 11 (Monroe 3, Lucas 2, Bliss 2, Baker 2, Heide 1, Kamphaus 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 4 (Heide 3, Baker 1). Team fouls: Nevis 9. Turnovers: Nevis 26.

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