Girls basketball: Nordics defeat Carney-Nadeau

FELCH — JuliAnn Wickman scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter and North Dickinson downed Carney-Nadeau 58-37 in non-conference action Friday.

The Nordics (3-2) pulled away in the second quarter, rolling 23-6 for a 36-17 halftime lead.

“That was probably our best quarter of the year,” said Nordics head coach Kirk Mattson. “We played good team basketball. We were patient, took care of basketball and limited our turnovers.”

Hannah Clark added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Nordics.

“I thought it was more like a football game,” Mattson said of the physical play. “Our girls handled it pretty darn good. It was a hard-fought game.”

“Three of our starters had three fouls two minutes into the second quarter, which makes it tough to run the sets you normally do,” said Carney head coach Travis Depuydt. “We didn’t really execute the way we wanted. This was by far our worst game of the year. We just need to go back to work and get ready for Tuesday.”

Sara Sivula paced the Wolves (3-3) with nine.

The Nordics host Big Bay on Tuesday in their conference opener.

Carney defeated North Dickinson in the junior varsity game.

Carney-Nadeau 11 6 11 9 — 37

N. Dickinson 13 23 5 17 — 58

CARNEY-NADEAU: Bedgood 2, Poupore 4, Theoret 2, Blahnik-Thoune 1, Linder 8, Jackson 5, Belec 6, Sivula 9. FT: 7-20. F: 21.

NORTH DICKINSON: Wickman 22, Smith 6, Steinbrecher 5, Anderson 7, Clark 13, Christian 5. FT: 13-24. F: 19. 3PT: Wickman, Smith, Anderson. FG: 21-48. Rebounds: 29 (Clark 9).