Wolves too much for Mid Pen

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau applied pressure and the Mid Peninsula Wolverines couldn’t find an answer as the Wolves shut down Mid Pen 67-38 here Thursday in a boys basketball victory.

The Wolves jumped out to a quick lead 16-6 at the end of the first quarter of the Skyline Central Conference contest and kept on rolling thanks to a disruptive defense.

“We tried to pressure them as much as we could,” Wolves coach Paul Polfus said. “Usually they’re pretty patient, and we got them to play at our pace. We got off to a nice start and those things worked in our favor.”

The Wolverines (4-5, 2-5 SC) couldn’t find much room inside of Carney’s defense and were outscored in each quarter.

“Mid Pen likes to pass the ball around, and we tried to force them into spots that were tough,” Polfus said. “It worked out for us.”

Brett LaFord led the Wolves (5-4, 3-3) with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Beau Koffman followed with 19 points and four triples.

Mid Pen was led by Zach Englund and Dylan Trudell with eight points apiece.

“I thought it was a good team effort,” Polfus said. “It’s a nice win at home for us.”

Carney hosts Munising Monday. Mid Pen, which won the JV game 45-35, rests until it hosts North Central Jan. 28.

Mid Peninsula 6 10 14 8 — 38

Carney-Nadeau 16 19 15 17 — 67

Mid Peninsula — Z. Englund 8, Trudell 8, McNally 4, O’Neill 5, M. Englund 2, Temple 5, McClane 6. F: 18; Fouled out: none; FT: 8-15; 3-point field goals: McNally 1, Temple 1.

Carney-Nadeau — B. LaFord 26, Baumler 9, Koffman 19, Flanagan 8, Kakuk 2, J. LaFord 3. F: 18; Fouled out: none; FT: 6-10; 3-point field goals: B. LaFord 3, Baumler 3, Koffman 4, J. LaFord 1.