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Girls Basketball: Nevis holds on to defeat Clearbrook-Gonvick

The Tigers improved to 9-5 with the Northwoods Conference victory.

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CLEARBROOK – After seeing a 10-point lead in the second half wiped out, late baskets by Marley Mitchell and Ava Isaacson gave the Nevis girls basketball team a 58-52 Northwoods Conference win over Clearbrook-Gonvick on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Five baskets by Isaacson, a 3-pointer and three layups by Kayli Bessler, a 3-pointer by Mya Stacey, and baskets by Mitchell and Addison Lindow gave Nevis a 29-22 lead at the half.

Isaacson hit a jumper and scored after grabbing two offensive rebounds, Lindow and Liddy DeWulf had layups, and Stacey hit a 3-pointer as the Tigers held a 45-44 lead. Isaacson hit a jumper and Bessler connected on a 3-pointer and scored off a rebound, but Clearbrook-Gonvick rallied to tie the game at 52-52 before Nevis prevailed.

Isaacson finished with 24 points, Bessler had a double-double with 14 points and 18 rebounds, and Lindow had seven assists and five steals as the Tigers improved to 6-2 in the conference and 9-5 overall despite turning the ball over 29 times

Annabell Phillips (16), Maci Wagner (15) and Dana Melby (10) scored in double figures for the Bears, who fell to 3-3 in conference games and 6-5 overall. C-G went 4 for 21 on 3-pointers and turned the ball over 23 times.

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NEVIS: Mitchell 2 0-0 4, Isaacson 10 4-7 24, Lindow 2 3-5 7, Bessler 6 0-0 14, Stacey 2 0-0 6, Funk 0 0-0 0, DeWulf 1 1-2 3. Totals: 23 for 54 (FG), 8 for 14 (FT).

CLEARBROOK-GONVICK: Wagner 6 3-7 15, Phillips 6 2-3 16, Melby 3 3-4 10, Lavine 1 0-0 3, Westrum 2 4-4 8. Totals: 18 for 54 (FG), 12 for 18 (FT).

Halftime: Nevis 29, C-G 22. Three-pointers: Bessler 2, Stacey 2, Phillips 2, Melby 1, Lavine 1. Team fouls: Nevis 14, C-G 16. Fouled out: Melby. Rebounds: Nevis 40 (Bessler 18, Isaacson 7, Stacey 6, Mitchell 4, Lindow 3, DeWulf 2). Assists: Nevis 16 (Lindow 7, Isaacson 3, Bessler 2, Stacey 2, DeWulf 2). Steals: Nevis 15 (Lindow 5, Bessler 4, Mitchell 3, Stacey 3). Turnovers: Nevis 29, C-G 23.

B-EV defeats Tigers

NEVIS – Browerville-Eagle Valley used a 15-1 run in the first half and a 14-1 run in the second half to spark a 59-34 win over Nevis at the Tiger Arena on Monday, Jan. 17.

Stacey turned two steals into layups and hit a jumper while Bessler hit a 3-pointer and another jumper as Nevis trailed 14-13 before B-EV claimed a 29-14 lead en route to a 34-19 advantage at the half. B-EV led 42-27 with 12:18 to play before pushing the lead to 56-28 with 3:30 left.

Lindow (9), Stacey (8) and Bessler (7) combined for 24 points while Mitchell (9), Bessler (8) and Isaacson (7) combined for 24 rebounds as Nevis fell to 4-2 against Section 5A opponents.

Alyah Abrahamson’s 13 points and Lauren Schnettler’s 11 points helped B-EV improve to 6-0 in section games and 10-2 overall.

BROWERVILLE-EAGLE VALLEY: T. Myers 0 5-8 5, Abrahamson 5 2-5 13, Schnettler 5 0-1 11, A. Myers 4 1-2 9, Irsfeld 4 0-1 8, Puck 3 0-1 7, Vannorman 0 1-2 1, Olander 1 1-1 3, Marxer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 for 55 (FG), 10 for 22 (FT).

NEVIS: Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Isaacson 1 1-3 3, Lindow 3 3-12 9, Bessler 3 0-0 7, Stacey 3 2-4 8, Funk 2 0-0 5, Carrier 0 0-0 0, DeWulf 0 0-0 0, Forbes 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 for 47 (FG), 6 for 19 (FT).

Halftime: B-EV 34, Nevis 19. Three-pointers: Abrahamson 1, Schnettler 1, Puck 1, Bessler 1, Funk 1. Team fouls: B-EV 13, Nevis 18. Fouled out: A. Myers. Rebounds: Nevis 33 (Mitchell 9, Bessler 8, Isaacson 7, Lindow 4, Forbes 2, DeWulf 2, Stacey 1). Assists: Nevis 5 (DeWulf 2, Isaacson 1, Lindow 1, Carrier 1). Steals: Nevis 10 (Isaacson 2, Stacey 2, Lindow 2, DeWulf 1, Bessler 1, Funk 1, Carrier 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 4 (Stacey 2, Funk 2). Turnovers: B-EV 16, Nevis 21.

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