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North Central’s girls blow out Cougars 74-39

EBEN — It didn’t take the North Central girls too long to gain control here Friday night as they cruised to a 74-39 basketball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars.

The Jets led 17-8 after the first quarter and 38-13 at halftime in this Skyline Central Conference contest.

“It took us about four minutes to get going, then we pressed for a while and got the lead and took the press off,” said Jets’ coach Lee Vincent. “Everybody played pretty good on offense.”

Alex Neville scored a season-high 19 points for the Jets (6-3 overall, 6-2 SCC). Andie Arsenault and Jaiden Fleetwood scored 15 apiece and Bree Arsenault had 12. Elizabeth Molag paced the Cougars (0-9 overall, 0-6 league) with 17 points. Emma Rutter added 10.

“Alex had a good game,” said Vincent. “Everybody got a lot of playing time. We had nobody to guard their tall player (Molag). We need to work a little more on defense yet.”

The Jets, who also won the jayvee contest 40-36, visit Forest Park Friday. The Cougars host Republic-Michigamme Monday.

N. Cent 17 21 16 20 — 74

Sup. Cent 8 5 11 15 — 39

NORTH CENTRAL: Neville 19, Webber 2, Fleetwood 15, Hundsrucker 2, B. Arsenault 12, A. Arsenault 15, Pavlat 3, Eichhorn 6. FT: 12-19; F: 15; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: B. Arsenault, A. Arsenault.

SUPERIOR CENTRAL: Charlebois 7, Rutter 10, Tyner 3, Johnson 2, Molag 17. FT: 8-15; F: 16; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goal: Rutter.

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