Down to the wire, but Knights fall

ROCK — Norway battled Mid Peninsula into the final minute before falling 41-35 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Thursday.

Norway’s Kassi Gyselinck scored 16 points, including a three-pointer that put the Knights within striking range late in the game.

“Mid Pen was lights out on the free throw line in the fourth,” said Norway coach Joe Tinti. “We are on the verge of a breakout and hopefully will peak at the right time. Every girl gutted this one out and we had the lead late in the third.”

Daisy Englund paced the Wolverines with 19 points while high-scoring Kennedy Englund was held to seven points.

“Our game plan was to shut down Kennedy Englund, and Mckenna Neuens and Maddie Chellew did that all night,” Tinti said.

Danae Anderson netted 10 points for the Knights. Mackenzie Clifford, who battled foul trouble, scored all five of her points in the fourth quarter.

Norway (1-16) will host Bark River-Harris on Monday.

The Knights won the JV game 58-22.

Mid Pen 5 5 14 17 — 41

Norway 2 8 8 17 — 35

MID PENINSULA: Croasdell 7, D. Englund 19, L Koski 2, C Koski 6, K. Englund 7. FT: 13-17. F: 11. 3-point FG: Croasdell, D. Englund 3.

NORWAY: Anderson 10, Neuens 4, Gyselinck 16, Clifford 5. FT: 2-8. F: 16. 3-point FG: Anderson 2, Gyselinck.