NORWAY - Norway, in a make-up game, made up for a tough week with a 68-56 non-conference girls basketball win over Stephenson here Friday.
"They came out strong, ready to go," Knights head coach Carli Kelly said, her team busting a two-game skid. "We attacked the basket better and had better shot selection overall."
Bailey Grayvold canned 25 points, hitting three of the Knights nine triples. A spurt of four treys in the third quarter helped Norway open a 52-38 lead. Grayvold supplied two of those, with Shelby Matonich and Rachel Conery flipping in others.
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Norway’s Lindsey Debernardi dribbles into Stephenson’s Tori Wangerin during Friday’s non-conference basketball game.
Conery finished with 14 points while Matonich had 13.
Norway's biggest lead of the game was 67-52 following a Brenda Casanova free throw late in the fourth. Casanova wound up with eight points.
Lexi Johnson led Stephenson with 21 points, and put in a five during a late third-quarter push in which the Eagles closed to within seven.
Stephenson and Norway could meet again in the district round, should both teams win their openers.
Norway (9-8) hosts Westwood Tuesday.
Stephenson 17 17 13 9 - 56
Norway 17 21 22 8 - 68
STEPHENSON: L. Johnson 21, Ti. Wangerin 13, To. Wangerin 6, C. Johnson 5, Turcotte 4, Miller 3, Raisner 2, K. Johnson 2. FT: 9-19. F: 16.
NORWAY: Grayvold 25, Conery 14, Matonich 13, Casanova 8, Evosevich 4, Mattson 2, Debernardi 2. FT: 11-16. F: 20.
FG shooting - S: 22-53; N: 24-59; 3-pt FGs - S: Ti. Wangerin (3); N: Grayvold (3), Conery (3), Matonich (2), Casanova. Rebounding - S: 56 (L. Johnson 10); N: 33 (Evosevich 11).