The Northwestern High School boys and girls basketball teams swept the Ashland Oredockers in non-conference action on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The Tigers boys won at Ashland, 62-56, while the girls won at home, 70-45.
Sam Risley led the NHS boys with 21 points.
Both teams scored early and often early in the first half before Northwestern eventually opened up a 30-16 lead.
The Oredockers cut the lead to 35-25, which was followed by the Tigers calling a timeout.
Jagar Stillson scored after the break for the Tigers and the Dockers scored the final four points of the half to cut Northwestern’s lead to 37-29.
Ashland scored the first four points of the second half and eventually tied the game at 45 and 47 before the Tigers took the lead for good at 49-47.
Risley, who was 13-of-16 from the free-throw line, helped sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 13.6 seconds remaining.
The Tigers (14-2) host Bloomer at 7:15 p.m. Friday.
NHS is in first place in the Heart O’ North Conference at 10-0, followed by Bloomer (12-2) at 9-1.
Northwestern then plays at Merrill at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Northwestern 37 25 - 62
Ashland 29 27 - 56
Mac Correll topped the Tiger girls with 15 points, all coming on 5-of-6 shooting on 3-pointers.
Karsyn Jones also had 13 points for the Tigers, now 13-5 on the season.
Maddy Cabe led the Oredockers (7-11) with 11 points.
Northwestern, which hosted Cumberland Thursday, Feb. 7, wrap up the regular season at Ladysmith on Friday, Feb. 15.
Ashland 20 25 - 45
Northwestern 33 37 - 70
Ashland - Abbi Moreland 4, Claire Custer 6, Mayella Brinker 3, Madelyn Wiggins 5, Justine Barringham 7, Lily Jablonski 3, Zoe Pearce 4, Connie Rickman 2, Maddy Cabe 11 Totals: 12-19-26 45.
3-point goals - Wiggins, Barringham.
Northwestern - Tory Anderson 2, Mac Correll 15, Karsyn Jones 13, Brooke Ogren 6, Ella Brill 2, Jayda Klobucher 6, Kasha Hughlett 8, Kennedy Nelson 7, Allison Luoma 9, Kendall Sletten 2. Totals: 26 11-22-70.
3-point goals - Correll 5, Karsyn Jones 3.