Mid Pen adds another to win streak
ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula girls extended their winning streak to five games here Thursday night in a 41-35 basketball triumph over the Norway Knights.
Daisy Englund scored 19 points for the Wolverines, who led 24-18 after the third quarter of this Skyline Central Conference matchup.
“She was the only one who was hitting,” said Mid Pen coach Phil Croasdell. “Daisy had heck of a game. They put a box-in-one on Kennedy (Englund) and Daisy kind of carried us tonight. Camryn (Croasdell) shot well and did all her scoring in the fourth quarter and we were 8-of-8 from the line at crunch time.”
Kassi Gyselinck hit 16 points and Danae Anderson had 10 for the Knights.
Norway held a 31-29 rebounding edge, hit 13-of-44 field goals and committed 14 turnovers. Mid Pen was 12-of-49 from the field and 13-of-17 from the free throw line and had nine miscues.
“We played a pretty clean game,” said coach Croasdell. “We just had kind of an off shooting night. They played some tight defense on Kennedy. We told the girls we can’t take them for granted. They’re a good team. They’ve been in some close games.”
Mid Pen (12-4 overall, 8-4 league) visits Rapid River Monday. Norway (1-16 overall, 0-12 SCC) hosts Bark River-Harris Monday.
Norway 2 8 8 17 — 35
Mid Peninsula 5 5 14 17 — 41
Norway — Anderson 10, Neuens 4, Gyselinck 16, Clifford 5. FT: 2-8; F: 16; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Anderson 2, Gyselinck, Clifford.
Mid Peninsula — Croasdell 7, D. Englund 19, L. Koski 2, C. Koski 6, K. Englund 7. FT: 13-17; F: 11; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: D. Englund 3, Croasdell.