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Sebeka, W-H-A defeat Nevis girls in tournament

Poor shooting and turnovers resulted in a pair of losses for the Nevis girls basketball team during the Nevis tournament. The Tigers made only 13 of 56 shots and turned the ball over 30 times in a 73-41 loss to Sebeka in the tournament opener on Dec.

Poor shooting and turnovers resulted in a pair of losses for the Nevis girls basketball team during the Nevis tournament.

The Tigers made only 13 of 56 shots and turned the ball over 30 times in a 73-41 loss to Sebeka in the tournament opener on Dec. 28. The Tigers followed by making only 5 of 30 shots and committing 27 turnovers in a 61-17 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the third-place game on Dec. 29.

Against Sebeka, Emma Bliss' 10 points and nine rebounds led the Tigers, who trailed 39-26 at the half. Montana Baker (8), Madisyn Lucas (7) and Ashley Pyburn (6) combined for 21 points. Baker added eight rebounds and three steals, Lucas has three steals and two assists, Pyburn had two assists and Kia Heide had three steals for Nevis.

Madison Lake scored 24 points to surpass 1,000 points in her career to lead Sebeka.

W-H-A jumped out to a 33-7 halftime lead in defeating the Tigers for third place. Pyburn's 6 points and four steals and Bliss' four rebounds led Nevis.

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Bigfork opened the tournament with a 76-57 win over W-H-A and defeated Sebeka 82-55 in the championship game to improve to 10-0 on the season. Sebeka fell to 2-6 while W-H-A improved to 4-2.

Sebeka 73, Nevis 41

NEVIS: Lucas 3 0-0 7, Pyburn 1 4-4 6, Umthun 0 0-0 0, Vredenberg 0 0-0 0, Monroe 1 1-4 3, Heide 2 0-3 4, Carrier 1 1-2 3, Bliss 3 4-9 10, Baker 2 4-4 8, Kamphaus 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 for 56 (FG), 14 for 26 (FT).

Halftime: Sebeka 39, Nevis 26. Three-pointers: Lucas 1. Rebounds: Nevis 25 (Bliss 9, Baker 8, Pyburn 3, Lucas 2, Heide 2, Vredenberg 1). Assists: Nevis 5 (Lucas 2, Pyburn 2, Bliss 1). Steals: Nevis 13 (Lucas 3, Heide 3, Baker 3, Pyburn 2, Carrier 1, Bliss 1). Team fouls: Nevis 21. Fouled out: Heide. Turnovers: Nevis 30.

W-H-A 61, Nevis 17

NEVIS: Lucas 0 0-0 0, Pyburn 2 2-4 6, Vredenberg 0 0-0 0, Monroe 0 1-2 1, Heide 1 2-6 4, Carrier 0 0-0 0, Bliss 1 0-0 2, Baker 1 0-0 2, Kamphaus 0 2-2 2. Totals: 5 for 30 (FG), 7 for 14 (FT).

Halftime: W-H-A 33, Nevis 7. Rebounds: Nevis 14 (Bliss 4, Baker 3, Lucas 2, Heide 2, Pyburn 1, Monroe 1, Kamphaus 1). Assists: Nevis 1 (Lucas). Steals: Nevis 7 (Pyburn 4, Lucas 2, Baker 1). Team fouls: Nevis 14. Turnovers: Nevis 27.

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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