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Girls Basketball: Defense keys Nevis' 46-39 win over B-EV

The victory lifts the Tigers' record against Section 5A opponents to 4-0.

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Nevis' Marley Mitchell (right) and Browerville-Eagle Valley's Ava Lorentz battle for a loose ball during a game at the Tiger Arena on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. <br/>
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NEVIS – For the third straight game, the Nevis girls basketball team relied on stellar defense to pull off a close victory.

Nevis, which was coming off a 37-36 win over Kelliher-Northome and a 32-32 victory over Braham, held Browerville-Eagle Valley to 22% shooting (11 for 51) in a key 46-39 Section 5A victory at the Tiger Arena on Monday, Jan. 16.

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Grace McNamee defends Browerville-Eagle Valley's Madison Wendel (30) during Nevis' 46-39 win at the Tiger Arena on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.
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Two layups by Mya Stacey, a pair of inside baskets by Addison Lindow and a jumper by Kayli Bessler gave the Tigers an early 12-10 lead. B-EV rallied to claim a 17-13 advantage before three layups by Ava Forbes and a 3-pointer by Stacey gave the Tigers a 22-19 lead at the half.

An 18-5 run gave Nevis a 40-27 lead with 4:46 to play. Lindow hit a pair of 3-pointers and a jumper while Bessler had three baskets and a 3-pointer during that stretch. Layups by Stacey and Marley Mitchell made it 44-32 with 3:51 to go as the Tigers held on for the win.

Lindow’s 15 points and four assists along with Bessler’s 12 points, Stacey’s 10 points and Forbes’ eight rebounds paced Nevis, which improved to 4-0 in section games and 9-1 overall.

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Lauren Schnettler scored 15 points for B-EV, which fell to 4-4 against section opponents and 8-5 overall.

BROWERVILLE-EAGLE VALLEY: Lorentz 0 4-8 4, Schnettler 5 2-2 15, Myers 1 6-8 8, Marxer 2 0-0 5, Wendel 1 0-0 3, Cuchna 1 0-2 2, Dreher 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 for 51 (FG), 12 for 20 (FT).

NEVIS: Mitchell 1 0-0 2, A. Lindow 5 3-7 15, DeWulf 0 0-0 0, Bessler 5 1-2 12, Stacey 4 1-2 10, Av. Forbes 3 1-2 7, McNamee 0 0-1 0. Totals: 18 for 40 (FG), 6 for 14 (FT).

Halftime: Nevis 22, B-EV 19. Three-pointers: Schnettler 3, Marxer 1, Wendel 1, A. Lindow 2, Bessler 1, Stacey 1. Team fouls: Nevis 15, B-EV 15. Fouled out: Lorentz, Bessler. Rebounds: Nevis 26 (Av. Forbes 8, Mitchell 4, DeWulf 4, Bessler 4, Stacey 3, McNamee 2, A. Lindow 1). Assists: Nevis 9 (A. Lindow 4, Stacey 3, Mitchell 1, Bessler 1). Steals: Nevis 4 (A. Lindow 2, Mitchell 1, Av. Forbes 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 7 (Mitchell 2, Bessler 2, Av. Forbes 2, DeWulf 1). Turnovers: B-EV 9, Nevis 12.

Tigers roll to win over LP-GE

NEVIS – Stacey’s two 3-pointers and pair of layups sparked Nevis to a 21-2 lead in a 59-35 section win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at the Tiger Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Stacey finished with 26 points and three steals while Mitchell grabbed 15 rebounds for the Tigers. Allee Forbes dished out five assists as Nevis made 6 of 21 3-pointers to improve to 5-0 against section teams and 10-1 overall.

Alexis Woeste scored 10 points as LP-GE fell to 0-6 in section games and 1-11 overall. The Thunder made only 3 of 22 3-pointers and 2 of 13 free throws.

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE: Andrade 0 0-2 0, Quijano 1 0-2 3, Woeste 5 0-2 10, Weber 2 0-3 4, Otremba 3 1-2 8, Lux 2 1-2 5, Langford 2 0-0 5. Totals: 15 for 62 (FG), 2 for 13 (FT).

NEVIS: Mitchell 3 0-1 6, Av. Forbes 2 1-6 5, McNamee 0 3-4 3, Al. Forbes 1 5-6 8, Stacey 9 4-4 26, Isaacson 2 4-4 9, Kowalke 1 0-0 2, Harris 0 0-0 0, B. Lindow 0 0-0 0, Nelson 0 0-0 0, Monroe 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 for 59 (FG), 17 for 25 (FT).

Halftime: Nevis 33, LP-GE 21. Three-pointers: Quijano 1, Otremba 1, Lux 1, Langford 1, Al. Forbes 1, Stacey 4, Isaacson 1. Team fouls: LP-GE 14, Nevis 14. Rebounds: Nevis 47 (Mitchell 15, Av. Forbes 7, McNamee 6, Stacey 5, Isaacson 5, Al. Forbes 4, Harris 2, Nelson 2, B. Lindow 1). Assists: Nevis 6 (Al. Forbes 5, Isaacson 1). Steals: Nevis 11 (Stacey 3, Mitchell 2, Isaacson 2, Harris 1, Av. Forbes 1, Al. Forbes 1, Monroe 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 1 (Mitchell). Turnovers: LP-GE 18, Nevis 18.

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