Wolves hammer Mid Pen

ST. NICHOLAS — The second-ranked Carney-Nadeau boys shot the lights out Thursday night in an 85-39 basketball victory over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines.

C-N sank 30-of-59 field goals, including 17 from beyond the arc in the Skyline Central Conference outing.

“They are notorious for their 3-point shooting and every game we’ve been giving up the three,” said Mid Pen coach Mark Branstrom. “They’re the best 3-point shooting team around. We knew what we were in for. We were trying to extend our defense without giving up the inside.”

Max Baumler, who drained seven triples, led the Wolves with 26 points. Brett LaFord added 24 and Beau Koffman had 15.

Zach Englund scored 18 for Mid Pen.

“We were too anxious and didn’t do the things were capable of doing,” said Branstrom. “Their press is a handful to deal with. They frustrate you quickly. They are so well oriented when they trap. They’re coming at you all the time. We’re much better than we showed tonight, although Carney was the much better team tonight.”

The Wolves (8-1 overall, 7-0 SCC) held a 28-26 rebounding edge and committed 10 turnovers. Mid Pen (0-8 overall, 0-6 league) was 17-of-42 from the field and had 21 miscues.

C-N, which also won the jayvee game 55-27, hosts Munising Monday. Mid Pen hosts Big Bay de Noc Monday.

Carney 18 22 24 21 — 85

Mid Pen 8 16 8 7 — 39

Carney-Nadeau — Corrigan 8, Flangan 9, Koffman 15, Baumler 26, LaFord 24, DuPont 3. FT: 8-21; F: 12; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Baumler 7, LaFord 4, Koffman 3, Corrigan 2, Flanagan.

Mid Peninsula — Englund 18, Trudell 7, McNally 7, O’Neil 4, Richmond 3. FT: 3-6; F: 20; Fouled out: Rajala, Trudell; 3-point field goals: McNally, Richmond.