Northwood used its height to its advantage in a 61-29 victory over Solon Springs in high school girls basketball Tuesday, Dec. 22, in Minong.

Bailey Monson paced the Eagles (2-3) with 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting, including 2-for-4 from 3-point range.

“Northwood had some good height and it got to us,” Solon Springs coach Adam Bielmeier said. “They out rebounded us, and we turned the ball over too many times giving them extra opportunities. We get another opportunity next week as we take on Frederic on Monday (Dec. 28) and Drummond on Tuesday (Dec. 29) and look forward to getting our team back to full strength for conference play starting up in January.”

Northwood improved to 4-1.

Solon Springs 16-13—29

Northwood 29-32—61
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Northwestern — Bailey Monson 14, Kyra Latvala 5, Jori Gehl 3, Maddelyn Swanson 3, Muree Ahlberg 2, Gretchen Hammond 2.

Northwood — No statistics available.

Solon Springs 52, Butternut 43

Sophomore guard Kyra Latvala had 13 points to lead a balanced effort as Solon Springs started fast en route to a 52-43 home victory over Butternut Monday, Dec. 21, in high school girls basketball.

Solon Springs’ Kyra Latvala (11) shoots over Butternut’s Jeresy Polencheck (12) in the first half of the game Monday evening, Dec. 21, in Solon Springs. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Solon Springs’ Kyra Latvala (11) shoots over Butternut’s Jeresy Polencheck (12) in the first half of the game Monday evening, Dec. 21, in Solon Springs. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) shoots over Butternut’s Riannon Kolar (25) in the first half of the game Monday evening, Dec. 21, in Solon Springs. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Solon Springs’ Gretchen Hammond (23) shoots over Butternut’s Riannon Kolar (25) in the first half of the game Monday evening, Dec. 21, in Solon Springs. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Bailey Monson added 12 points, Jori Gehl had 10, Muree Ahlberg eight and Gretchen Hammond six for the Eagles, who led 29-14 at halftime.

Butternut dropped to 1-4 on the season.

Butternut 14-29—43

Solon Springs 29-23—52

Butternut — No statistics available.

Northwestern — Bailey Monson 12, Kyra Latvala 13, Jori Gehl 10, Maddelyn Swanson 2, Muree Ahlberg 8, Gretchen Hammond 7.