The competition was tough for the Laporte boys last week as they faced two of the top teams in the Northland Conference.
Friday night, visiting Nevis got off to a great start on their way to an 89-51 win over the Wildcats.
The Tigers, who came in with a 9-7 mark, led by 18 points at the half, thanks to some good shooting, while Laporte shot only 35 percent from the field.
Of the Wildcats’ three starters to score in double figures, Nick Bialke made four three-pointers to lead the team with 12 points. Both Jaden Clyde and Chris McDougall each scored 10 points, with Devon Lafriniere tossing in seven. McDougall and Lafriniere each led with six rebounds
Nevis had four players finish in double figures with Eddie Kramer making five three-pointers to lead with 21 points. Derek Lindow scored 20, Luke DeWulf finished with 15 points and Ty Warrington added 11.
This week 2-15 Laporte travels to both Clearbrook-Gonvick and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley. Next week they are at Pine River-Backus, and host both Red Lake and Kelliher-Northome.
Panthers score 100
Cass Lake-Bena improved to 18-0 on the season with a 105-54 win at Laporte Jan. 28. The Panthers had four players finish in double figures and made 14 three-pointers on the night.
Jarell Jacobs led with 24 points. Ethan Brown scored 21, RaSean Connor tossed in 18 and Jarred Brown finished with 15.
Of Laporte’s three players to reach double figures, McDougall led with 14. Stenger scored 12 and Clyde added 11. Bialke had eight rebounds to lead Laporte.
Laporte shot 50 percent from the floor, but they turned the ball over 29 times.
The Panthers started off strong and took a 50-23 halftime lead.