Boys Basketball: Nevis picks up conference, section wins
The Tigers defeat Northome-Kelliher and Browerville-Eagle Valley.
NEVIS – Cain Mitchell scored a career high 31 points as the Nevis boys basketball team coasted to a 95-41 Northland Conference victory over Northome-Kelliher at the Tiger Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Ten different players connected on a 3-pointer for the Tigers, who led 53-24 at the half. Eddie Kramer (13) and Spencer Lindow (9) combined for 22 points with Ty Warrington dishing out 13 assists. Mitchell (7), JohnPaul Benson (6) and Kramer (4) combined for 17 rebounds with Lindow and Mitchell having four assists each. Mitchell also had five steals while Warrington and Joe Houchin had three steals apiece.
The win lifted Nevis to 11-0 in the conference and 20-2 overall. The Mustangs fell to 4-7 in conference games and 8-11 overall. Nevis defeated N-K 101-45 on Jan. 20.
“We jumped out to an early lead in this one and coasted to an easy victory,” said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer. “We were able to get our bench guys a lot of minutes as we led big by halftime and we really shared the ball well offensively.”
Tigers top B-EVBROWERVILLE – Eddie Kramer scored 22 of his 32 points in the first half to keep the game close before the Tigers took control in the second half for a 74-54 win over Browerville-Eagle Valley in a battle between two of the top teams in Section 5A on Monday, Feb. 14.
After trailing 39-38 at the break, the Tigers outscored B-EV by 21 points in the second half. Warrington had a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists and joined Benson and Kramer with five rebounds. Benson added 15 points and Mitchell had two steals as the Tigers improved to 7-0 against section opponents.
B-EV fell to 8-3 in section games and 11-8 overall.
“This was an important game between the two top teams in Section 5A West. It was a good game up until the half, where Browerville went into halftime with a 39-38 lead. You have to give them credit. I thought they outhustled us to loose balls and we didn’t do a very good job of rebounding,” said Scott Kramer. “Thanks to Eddie Kramer’s 22 first half points, we were as close as we were. We came out of halftime with a run to get the lead to double figures and we never looked back. Our bench was the difference as by midway through the second half, Browerville ran out of gas.”