Fast starts boosts C-N

CARNEY — A fast start helped the Carney-Nadeau boys’ basketball team cruise past North Dickinson here Friday night.

Beau Koffman came out on fire for the Wolves, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, on his way to a game-high 15 in the Skyline Central Conference contest.

“He’s been putting in a lot time in the gym,” Wolves’ coach Jacob Polfus said. “He’s been there a lot of nights lately and It’s really helping with his confidence. If we can have three to four guys score in double figures that would be huge for us.”

Koffman came out shooting the lights out, but it was the Wolves’ defense that set the tone.

“We came out with energy on defensive end,” Polfus said. “Our defense set the tone from the beginning. We got out in transition and took away what they wanted to do. If we can keep up with that energy come tournament time we’ll be tough to beat.”

Brett LaFord chipped in with 14 points for the Wolves (13-5, 12-3 SC), who have now won two in a row after losing back-to-back last week. Michael Flannigan added 11, as the Wolves hit 10 three-pointers.

Chris Schultz led the Nordics (8-8, 8-6 SC) with 14 points and Joseph Roell added 13.

The Wolves, who also won the jayvee game, host Bark River-Harris today at 3:30.

North Dickinson 6 11 14 14 — 45

Carney-Nadeau 21 13 13 9 — 56

North Dickinson — Mattson 3, Ackerman 8, Schultz 14, Bruette 7, Joe Roell 13. F: 14; FT: 7-12; Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Schultz 4, Ackerman 1, Mattson 1.

Carney-Nadeau — LaFord 14, Baumler 6, Koffman 15, Flannigan 11, Corrigan 8, Blahnik 2. F: 13; FT: 0-3; Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Koffman 3, LaFord 2, Baumler 2, Corrigan 2, Flannigan 1.