Speedy Knights slip past Westwood girls

NORWAY – Jordyn Kraemer scored 27 points and Bobbi Hulce steered the attack as Norway swamped Westwood 68-35 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday.

Kraemer netted 14 third-quarter points and Hulce handed out six assists for the Knights (14-4 overall, 9-2 M-PC).

“Bobbi knows exactly how to get it in there to her teammates,” said Knights Coach Carli Kelly, noting the senior point guard averages eight assists per game. “They still have to work on some things but they’re meshing real well.”

Kraemer also grabbed 10 rebounds. Britt Grayvold had 12 points and five steals. Harlie Caster attacked the basket for 12 points.

“These girls like to play, they really do,” Kelly said. “They just like to play, and they have fun doing it. It makes an easier job for me.”

Lauren Farley’s nine points paced the Patriots, who turned the ball over 23 times.

“I don’t know where the game got away from us,” said coach Kurt Corcoran, his Patriots down by four after the first quarter and 12 at halftime. “Even in the third quarter we were playing well.”

Norway outscored Westwood 20-6 over the last six minutes of the third quarter.

“We can’t match their intensity or speed,” Corcoran said. “It was a lot of fast-break points. We had a lot of late, lazy cross-court passes and Norway anticipates real well. They just outquicked us.”

Kelly wasn’t happy with her team’s 19 turnovers. She’s also not fond of Monday basketball.

“I will keep saying this, ‘I hate playing on Monday,'” Kelly said. “When you have a three-game week and you practice Sunday that makes for one long week.”

Norway, which won the JV game 42-16, visits Westwood tonight.