Nordics explode in fourth quarter, down Wolves

FELCH – Miranda Jacobson posted a double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds as North Dickinson exploded in the fourth quarter and romped 52-32 over Carney-Nadeau Thursday night in a girls Skyline basketball game.

“We played really good in the second half, probably as good as we’ve played all year,” Nordics coach Mike Roell said.

It was a defensive struggle in the first half, in which Carney held a 14-11 edge at the break. But the Nordics grabbed a one-point lead by the end of third and then put up a 25-spot in the fourth.

“We did a good job of working the ball up-court, making free throws, making nice passes and cuts,” Roell said. “It was a team effort, and we really put it together when we needed to.”

Lauren Murray led the Wolves with 16 points.

North Dickinson was 10-of-12 at the foul line in the final quarter.

“That was big,” Roell said. “That was the difference. And our defense was solid the whole game.”

Elizabeth Charlevoix added 12 points for the Nordics. Chelsey Stroud pulled down another 14 boards.

North Dickinson (5-14, 4-8), which won the JV game 48-40, North Dickinson plays at Kingsford tonight.

Carney-Nadeau (10-10, 6-6) opens district play Monday at Bark River-Harris.