Turnovers hurt R.R.

RAPID RIVER — Turnovers proved costly to the Rapid River girls Tuesday night as they dropped a season-opening 42-33 basketball decision to the Norway Knights.

The Rockets trailed 21-19 at halftime and finished with 26 miscues in Tony Perino’s coaching debut.

Natalie Belanger scored 14 points and blocked three shots for the Rockets, who trailed 21-19 at halftime in the Skyline Central Conference contest.

Kristin Goodacre recorded six steals and three assists for the Rockets..

Ada Van Holla hit 14 points for the Knights, who hit 14-of-42 field goals and committed 19 turnovers. The Rockets were 17-of-66 from the floor.

The Rockets travel to Superior Central Friday. Norway visits Big Bay de Noc Friday.

Norway 13 8 14 7 — 42

R. River 6 13 7 7 — 33

Norway — N. Clifford 9, Neuens 1, M. Clifford 3, Gyselinck 6, Anderson 5, Mattia 4, Van Holla 14. FT: 10-27; F: 20; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: N. Clifford 2, Anderson, Van Holla.

Rapid River — Thibault 4, Goodacre 2, Belanger 14, Schwartz 3, Christensen 8, Moss 2. FT: 5-22; F: 20; Fouled out: Goodacre.

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