C-N’s Sivula shines, Hall gets 1st win
Girls basketball roundup
GARDEN CORNERS — Carney-Nadeau is glad Sara Sivula jumped on the bus Tuesday night for the game at Big Bay de Noc High School.
Sivula jumped off the bus, scored 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and led the Wolves to a 43-35 victory in the season opener for both teams.
“Overall this is probably the best game of her career offensively and defensively,” C-N coach Travis Depuydt said. “She rebounded well and she held Brooke Dalgord to six points That’s what won the game for us for sure.”
Taylor Linder supplied eight points and nine rebounds and Desirae Belec added nine rebounds for the Wolves, who led 17-10 at halftime and 31-23 after three quarters.
Big Bay did cut the deficit to four points late in the game, but was hurt by a 4-of-10 effort from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
“I would say it’s inexperience on our end,” Big Bay coach Brad McPhee said. “I would say they were in better shape than us. It was free throws and we missed some easy shots. we got the looks we wanted. It’s disappointing. We were hoping to get off to a fast start, but things we need to work on are pretty evident and correctable.”
McPhee said his team was prepared for Sivula, but the Black Bears did not do a good job with help-side defense when she attacked the basket.
Holli Stapleton and Maddie McPhee led Big Bay with 10 and eight points, respectively.
“We have a lot of room for improvement that I know will happen,” Brad McPhee said. “The good thing is the girls kept working.”
Depuydt was pleased with his team’s rebounding and defense.
“We played phenomenal defense tonight and that is what won us the game.”
Carney-Nadeau 8 9 14 12 — 43
Big Bay de Noc 4 6 13 12 — 35
Carney-Nadeau — Sivula 26, Bahnik-Thoune 5, Linder 8, Bedgood 2, Jackson 2. FT: 7-11; F: 21. Fouled out: Bahnik-Thoune. 3-point field goals: Sivula 2
Big Bay — Yonker 7, Halvorson 4, McPhee 8, Dalgord 6, Stapleton 10. FT: 9-21; F: 15, Fouled out – none; 3-point field goals: none.
Rapid River 43,
Mid Peninsula 32
ST. NICHOLAS — A big second half carried first-year coach Mitch Hall to his first girls’ basketball win at Rapid River.
The Rockets broke open an 18-18 tie at halftime and cruised to a 43-32 victory.
It was a big win,” Hall said. “It just sets the tone for the year. We are in a good spot. There are things we have to get better at, but I love how we came out and performed.”
Rachel Bintner made 4-of-7 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and four blocked shots to spark the Rockets. Elizabeth Goodacre had 11 points, six steals and three assists and Shelby LaCosse added eight points and seven rebounds for Rapid River, which limited Mid Pen to one point in the third quarter thanks to its pressure defense.
“It was pretty even at halftime,” Mid Pen coach Bobby Reichel said. “They went on a 10-0 run and we struggled.
“We had first-game jitters. We came in and had a lot of jitters tonight and it showed in our shooting. we shot bad tonight and our free throws. I love the fact we are getting to the line, but we have to finish them off.”
Mid Pen shot 26 percent from the floor and made 10-of-25 free throws.
Haley Trudell led the Wolverines with 12 points and Kennedy Englund chipped in with seven points.
Mid Pen had 18 turnovers and Rapid River turned the ball over 15 times.
Mid Pen returns to action Friday at Carney-Nadeau and the Rockets host North Central Friday.
“it was a great way to start off with a team win,” Hall added.
Rapid River 15 3 14 11 — 43
Mid Peninsula 10 8 1 13 – 32
Rapid River — Bintner 16, E. Goodacre 11, K. Goodacre 5, Rubick 1, LaCosse 8, Christianson 2. FT; 4-11; F: 24; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Bintner 4, K. Goodacre 1.
Mid Peninsula — Trudell 12, LaCosse 4, Croasdell 2, Koski 4, Englund 7, Englund 1, Rajala 2. FT: 10-25; F: 16; Fouled out: Englund; 3-point field goals: none.
North Central 51
Forest Park 47
POWERS — It was a triumphant return to coaching for Lee Vincent as the North Central girls hung on for a season-opening 51-47 victory over the Forest Park Trojans.
Jadie Linder secured the Skyline Central Conference decision with a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to play.
“It was a close game,” Vincent said after his first head coaching assignment in 18 years. “They were bigger than we were, but we played great defense. All the girls played great and were hustling tonight. They pressed us pretty good and we broke it farily good. I’m very proud of the effort, especially on the defensive end.”
North Central’s Chloe Wells finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Linder also had 14 points and Natalie Dombrowski added 12 points and 10 boards. Hannah Cross paced the Trojans with 13 points.
The Jets hit 20-of-49 field goals.
North Central, which won the jayvee contest by three points, visits Rapid RIver Friday. Forest Park goes the Bark River-Harris Friday.
Forest Park 4 13 14 16 — 47
North Central 6 11 17 14 — 51
Forest Park — Serrera 1, Emmers 2, Scarlessara 9, Honkala 8, Loehr 6, Nocerini 5, Aberly 3, Cross 13. FT: 5-11; F: 14; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Honkala, Cross, Nocerini.
North Central — Laurila 5, Dombowrski 12, Linder 14, Wells 14, Smith 1, Paupore 3, Plunger 2. FT: 7-11; F: 14; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Laurila, Dombrowski, Linder, Paupore.
MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls had trouble scoring against Munising’s defense as they dropped a 61-31 season-opening decision to the Mustangs.
Munising led 19-5 after the first quarter and 32-11 at halftime of the non-conference match-up.
“Their defense is quite unbelievable,” said Emeralds’ coach Dave Winkel. “They got into it and got us out of our comfort zone. We turned the ball over 17 times in the first half. We didn’t handle their ball pressure real well.”
Kianne Wendt and Daryn Johnson hit 15 points each for the Mustangs. Michaela Werner had 10. Renae Schuetter led Manistique with eight.
Munising held a 28-27 rebounding edge, hit 24-of-55 field goals and committed 20 turnovers. The Emeralds were 15-of-48 from the floor and finished with 28 miscues.
“Both teams were trying to figure things out and get the rust off,” said Winkel. “The biggest problem were the layups we were giving up on their fast break. We spent a lot of time in transition and weren’t able to get set up. They fly around. They’re aggressive on both ends. They did nearly all their damage under the basket.
The Emeralds, who won the jayvee game 44-24, travel to Negaunee Friday. The Mustangs host Stephenson Friday.
Munising 19 13 16 13 — 61
Manistique 5 6 9 11 — 31
Munising — Wendt 15, K. Ackerman 4, M. Ackerman 9, Johnson 15, Stampfly 4, Fitzgibbon 4, Werner 10. FT: 11-19; F: 10; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Johnson 2.
Manistique — Berry 5, Kraatz 5, Peterson 2, Schuetter 8, McDaniel 6, Muth 5. FT: 3-4; F: 14; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals; Kraatz, Muth.