Nelson double-double lifts WIC over Norway, 58-47
STAMBAUGH — Justin Nelson’s double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds led West Iron County in a 58-47 victory over Norway Monday evening at the Charles Greenlund gymnasium.
The junior led all scorers and also blocked six shots.
“We played pretty good defense, but gave them extra possessions due to our turnovers,” WIC coach Dan Schive said. “We need to take better care of the ball, but we’ll get it fixed.”
Norway (3-3) was led in scoring by junior Logan Parolini with 16 points. Kody Hendricks added 11 points, and Jeff Van Holla chipped in 10 points in the losing effort.
“We shot the ball poorly tonight,” Norway coach Jeff Gallino said. “I thought our defensive effort was decent, but we need to be able to hit open shots. We will get back to work and get ready for Bark River.”
The Skyline Central match against the Broncos is set for Friday night at Harris.
The Wykons (4-2) remain home for the next three games, hosting West PAC Conference foe Calumet Thursday night.
There was no JV game played as West Iron was forced to forfeit due to a lack of healthy players.
Norway 8 11 17 11 — 47
West Iron 7 20 14 17 — 58
NORWAY: Seat 2, Bray 2, Van Holla 10, Lasater 6, Hendricks 11, Parolini 16. FT: 7-13. F: 16. 3-point FG: Lasater (2), Hendricks, Parolini. Fouled Out: none.
WEST IRON COUNTY: Turbessi 5, Ballinger 7, J. Nelson 18, Dobson 2, B. Nelson 6, Williams 13, Thomson 7. FT: 9-17. F: 17. 3-point FG: Thomson, Williams, J. Nelson, Ballinger, Turbessi. Fouled out: Thomson. Rebounds 35 (Nelson 18).