Broncos speed past Knights

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris girls basketball team defeated the Norway Knights 57-35 here Monday in a Skyline Central Conference game.

The first quarter was the deciding factor as the Broncos threatened to run away with the game.

Bark River limited Norway’s offense and capitalized to lead 23-5 at the end of the first quarter.

“We pressured and overwhelmed them in the first quarter,” Broncos coach Josh Eagle said.

The Knights recovered defensively in the second quarter, holding the Broncos to just nine points. Norway was unable to trim Bark River’s advantage but still trailed 32-12 at the end of the half.

The Broncos maintained their lead and led 46-22 at the end of the third quarter.

Bark River switched to man-to-man defense in the fourth quarter and Norway was able to score 13 points off of it.

Cassidi Stannard of Bark River was its leading scorer with 18 points and Hailee Demers added 11. Norway’s Haley Clofford finished with 10.

Bark River, which also won the jayvee game 43-25, hosts Carney-Nadeau Thursday.

Norway 5 7 10 13 — 35

Bark RIver-Harris 23 9 14 11 — 57

Norway — Clofford 10, M. Clifford 9, K. Gyselinck 6, Hosking 4, Van Holla 4, M. Gyselinck 2. FT: 3-11; F: 15; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: H. Clifford 2.

Bark RIver-Harris — Stannard 18, Demers 11, Bloniarz 9, Debelak 7, Peterson 5, Zawacki 3, Van Ginhoven 2, Arndt 2. FT: 10-17; F: 14; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Debelak, Stannard, Demers.