SC gets offense untracked too late
By Journal Sports Staff
CARNEY — Superior Central heated up its offense in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars couldn’t catch up when host Carney-Nadeau found its shooting touch at the same time in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night.
The Wolves held on for a 42-34 victory after leading 21-15 entering the final period.
“It was a pretty tight game all the way,” SC coach Greg Trowbridge said. “We had a hard time finishing our shots, but our defense played pretty well.
“In the fourth quarter, we went a little faster pace, found a few opportunities to score. But then we’d turn the ball over and stop the momentum we were creating.”
C-N made seven free throws in the final quarter and SC six to contribute to the offensive outburst.
Emma Rondeau paced Cougars scorers with 14 points, while fellow senior Tori Tyner added nine.
But the Wolves’ Sara Sivula led all scorers with 17 points as teammate Zoey Poupore added eight.
C-N also led 6-5 after one quarter and 16-13 at halftime.
The Wolves won the JV game 61-18.
Both teams return to action on Friday when SC hosts Rapid River and C-N travels to Bark River-Harris.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.