Lady Wolves coast over Rockets

CARNEY – The Carney-Nadeau girls broke out of the gates quickly Tuesday night as they breezed to a 64-24 basketball victory over the Rapid River Rockets.

Carney led 28-5 after the first quarter of the dual Central U.P./Skyline Conference outing.

“The big thing is we got off to a good start,” said Carney coach Duane Bingham. “We shot so much better than we did last night (in Monday’s 44-35 loss at North Central). We came out on fire. We hardly missed a shot in the first quarter. We also pressed and it bothered them.”

The Wolves (4-9 overall, 4-6 CUP, 3-6 Skyline) hit 17-of-26 field goals in the first half and finished 26-of-46 from the floor.

“We got into a rhythm and we could feel it on the bench,” said Bingham. “Defensively, we’ve played well all year. We just made shots tonight we hadn’t made on other nights. We didn’t do anything fancy. We just ran our offense.”

Morgan DuPont and Morgan Eichhorn scored 18 points apiece for the Wolves, who committed 15 turnovers and collected 20 steals. Janel Dani added 17 points and eight steals.

“The two Morgans really stepped up and Janel played a pretty solid defensive game,” said Bingham.

Hannah Kanyuh hit nine points for the Rockets (0-14 overall, 0-11 CUP, 0-7 Skyline), who have dropped 34 straight dating back to their 2012 Class D district opener.

Carney, which also won the jayvee game, hosts Big Bay de Noc Thursday. The Rockets host Mid Peninsula Monday.