Mid Pen wins after slow start

ST. NICHOLAS — After a bit of a slow start, the Mid Peninsula girls picked up their intensity and then put it in cruise control in a 62-28 basketball victory over Republic-Michigamme Friday night at Mid Pen.

The Wolverines led just 6-5 after the first quarter and 23-18 at halftime in this non-conference matchup before pulling away with 39 points in the second half.

“(In) the second half we came out and started to press, which kind of woke up our offense,” Mid Pen coach Phil Croasdell said. “We got a few steals, but it was more about shaking their offensive game, and it sparked ours. Kennedy (Englund) had 12 of her 22 (points) in that third quarter, so she kind of woke back up again. We got the old Kennedy back and she had a smile on her face again.”

Englund led Mid Pen (3-1) with 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals. Chevy Koski added 13 points, while Camryn Croasdell chipped in 11.

Tailyn Raisanen led Republic with 12 points, while Leah McCracken added 10.

Mid Pen, which lost the jayvee contest 35-32, hosts Big Bay de Noc next Friday.

Republic-Mich. 5 13 4 6 — 28

Mid Peninsula 6 17 21 18 — 62

Republic-Michigamme — Laakso 4, Raisanen 12, Oflund 2, McCracken 10. FT: 2-4; F: 17; Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Raisanen 2.

Mid Peninsula — Croasdell 11, D. Englund 7, L. Koski 4, Prater 4, C. Koski 13, K. Englund 22, Lancour 1. FT: 9-23; F: 11; Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Croasdell 1, D. Englund 1, K. Englund 3.


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