Hord, Smith eclipse 20 in North Dickinson rout

FELCH — Sophomore Ashton Hord led all scorers with 23 points, while Brianna Smith added 21, eight assists and five steals, as North Dickinson defeated North Central 78-48 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Monday night at the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium.

The No. 5 U.P.S.S.A ranked Nordics (15-2) visit conference foe Forest Park Thursday night,

“We came out tonight, with the mind frame of driving to the basket and draw fouls. It worked well, missing a minimal amount of free throws,” said Nordics head coach Kirk Mattson. “Ashton Hord shot very well in the first quarter, which kickstarted us.”

Bree Arsenault led the Jets (10-6) with 14 points, while Alex Neville and Chloe Webber each added 10 points.

“Brianna picked up where Ashton left off in the second half. She also distributed the ball well all night,” Mattson said. “We had an advantage inside with our size, and Hannah (Clark) and Skye (Ledzian) played well also.”

Clark netted 13 points, while Ledzian added 12.

North Central won the JV game, and returns to action Thursday night hosting Rapid River. On Saturday afternoon, the Jets host arch-rival Carney-Nadeau in a makeup game from Feb. 10.

N. Central 11 13 10 14 — 48

N. Dickinson 17 21 10 30 — 78

NORTH CENTRAL: Neville 10, Webber 10, Fleetwood 9, B. Arsenault 14, Pavlat 2, Eichorn 3. FT: 9-18. F: 25. 3-point FG: Webber (2), Eichorn, B. Arsenault (4). Fouled Out: Hundsrucker, Neville, Fleetwood.

NORTH DICKINSON: Smith 21, Cary 3, Inglese 4, Lindholm 2, Ledzian 12, Clark 13, Hord 23. FT: 26-31. F: 15. 3-point FG: Hord (3), Smith. Fouled Out: None.


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