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Tigers coast to conference wins over Laporte

Makenna Frazier's 24 points and 12 steals led the Nevis girls to an 82-15 victory while Eddie Kramer's 11 3-pointers and 39 points sparked the Nevis boys to a 93-27 victory.

Makenna Frazier just missed recording a triple-double with 24 points, 12 steals and nine rebounds during Nevis’ 82-15 Northwoods Conference girls basketball victory over Laporte at the Tiger Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

A jumper and two layups by Frazier, a three-point play and a layup by Addison Lindow, two layups by Ava Isaacson, and a basket off a rebound by Amya Gilmore gave Nevis a 20-2 lead. Isaacson scored off a rebound, Lindow hit a 3-pointer, Emily Funk hit a jumper and Frazier turned three steals into layups as the Tigers extended the lead to 34-7. Mackenzie Mitchell scored off a rebound, Kia Heide hit a jumper, Frazier had two inside baskets and scored off a steal, Isaacson converted a three-point play off a steal, and Lindow had a layup as the Tigers led 51-11. Nevis carried a 51-13 advantage into the break.

The Tigers scored the first 31 points of the second half as Funk had five layups, Frazier had three layups, Isaacson scored off two rebounds, Mya Stacey had two layups and Heide hit a jumper. The Wildcats scored their only points of the half on two free throws with 2:50 to play during running time.

Isaacson added 18 points, seven steals and six rebounds while Lindow scored 11 points. Funk and Heide had four steals and three assists each as Nevis’ defense forced 29 turnovers and had 37 steals. The Tigers, who defeated Laporte 80-22 on Dec. 12, improved to 4-6 in conference play, 3-6 against Section 5A opponents and 5-13 overall.

Laporte fell to 0-12 in the conference, 0-8 in section games and 0-17 overall.

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LAPORTE: Carpenter 1 0-0 2, Hamilton 1 0-0 2, Halverson 1 0-0 2, Zubke 0 2-2 2, Jaspers 1 0-0 2, Smith-Day 1 0-0 2, Moss 1 0-0 3. Totals: 6 for 31 (FG), 2 for 2 (FT).
NEVIS: Frazier 12 0-1 24, Funk 7 0-0 14, Heide 2 1-2 5, Isaacson 7 4-5 18 A. Lindow 4 2-3 11, Mar. Mitchell 1 0-0 2, M. Lindow 0 0-0 0, Mac. Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Wallace 0 0-0 0, Stacey 2 0-0 4, Gilmore 1 0-0 2. Totals: 37 for 81 (FG), 7 for 11 (FT).
Halftime: Nevis 51, Laporte 13. Three-pointers: Moss 1, A. Lindow 1. Team fouls: Laporte 9, Nevis 9. Rebounds: Nevis 37 (Frazier 9, Isaacson 6, M. Lindow 5, Mac. Mitchell 5, Wallace 4, Gilmore 3, Heide 3, Funk 1, A. Lindow 1). Assists: Nevis 15 (Funk 3, Heide 3, Frazier 2, Isaacson 2, A. Lindow 2, Mar. Mitchell 1, M. Lindow 1, Gilmore 1). Steals: Nevis 37 (Frazier 12, Isaacson 7, Funk 4, Heide 4, Gilmore 2, Mac. Mitchell 2, A. Lindow 2, Stacey 1, Wallace 1, Mar. MItchell 1, M. LIndow 1). Blocked shots: Nevis 1 (M. Lindow). Turnovers: Laporte 29, Nevis 11.

Nevis boys roll

Eddie Kramer hit 11 3-pointers and scored a career high 39 points in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to a 93-27 Northland Conference victory over Laporte at the Tiger Arena on Jan. 28.

Ty Warrington (14), Luke DeWulf (11) and Cain Mitchell (11) also scored in double figures for the Tigers, who led 62-8 at the half. DeWulf had seven rebounds, Derek Lindow dished out 12 assists to go along with six rebounds, and Jack McNamee had four rebounds. Kramer and Warrington had three assists each while Warrington added five steals. McNamee and Joe Houchin had three steals each as Nevis improved to 7-1 in the conference, 7-0 against Section 5A teams and 15-2 overall.

Laporte, which lost to Nevis 73-19 on Dec. 12, fell to 0-11 in the conference, 0-6 in section play and 1-15 overall.

“This one was over early as we jumped out to a big lead and never looked back,” said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer. “The guys really moved the ball well and we gave them a lot of trouble defensively. It was another opportunity for us to get our younger guys some action as they played for most of the second half.”

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