Evergreens soar past the Eagles
Mike Granlund For The Telegram MINONG -- The Northwood Evergreens girls basketball team took the non-conference rivalry game over neighboring Solon Springs Eagles Thursday with a convincing 58-31 win in the Northwood gym. With both teams dominate...
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MINONG - The Northwood Evergreens girls basketball team took the non-conference rivalry game over neighboring Solon Springs Eagles Thursday with a convincing 58-31 win in the Northwood gym.
With both teams dominated by underclassmen, the game featured a pair of promising sophomores. Morgan Anderson scored on a variety of different shots to net 19 points for the Eagles, while Julia Manor showed dead-eye shooting to get 26 points for the Evergreens.
Thursday’s game began with an Anderson 3-pointer and an early Solon Springs lead. Northwood tied it up at 7-7 and did not look back, going on a 20-1 run before Solon Springs put up a flurry to end the first half trailing 33-15.
With the Eagles’ inside players (Taylor Blaylock and Allison Bailey) in foul trouble, Northwood’s Abby Martin dominated in the rebounding department in the half.
In the second half the Evergreens slowly increased the lead with Manor’s shooting prowess halting any Eagle surge. For the game, Manor made 11-of-15 shots from the field, including 2-of-3 from outside the arc.
Freshman Kylli Rajala added seven points for Solon Springs, Dominique Orozco had three points, and Bailey two.
For the Evergreens, Jaqueline Manor scored nine points, Abby Martin and Mckenzie Coons had six points each, Amanda Babcock had five, and Cassidy Coons and Riley Sears had three each. Martin also led the team with eight rebounds.
“I was happy with the way our girls started,” Solon Springs coach Amys said. “We’re a young team but we are showing signs of improvement each game.”
Northwood coach Jason also had high praises for his team.
“We’re young and have a tough schedule, but we played well tonight,” Schultz said. “Julia Manor has a lot of skills, she is fast, smart and a good shooter. All of our girls did well and are becoming more consistent.”
The Evergreens (7-4) travel to Clear Lake Monday and Prairie Farm Tuesday. The Eagles (4-10) host Luck at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.