A lack of consistency cost Northland a chance to beat both Nevis and Bigfork last week.
In Friday’s 81-64 loss at Bigfork, the Eagles only trailed by two points at the break, and though they scored 31 points in the second half, the defense allowed 46 points.
Coach Chris Carlson said his team had an up-and-down second half, and struggled on both sides of the ball.
Despite that, the Eagles had five players score at least eight points. Kane Perkins led with 24 points, both Cameron Wake and Carson Johnson scored 10, Alec Wake tossed in nine and Harris Carlson added eight.
Cameron Wake also had six assists, Carlson four, and Alec Wake led with five rebounds.
Leading the 5-6 Huskies were Carter Cook with 27 points and Liam Prato with 22.
This week the 5-6 Eagles host South Ridge and travel to Ogilvie. Next week they have only one game on the schedule, at home with Greenway.
Nevis wins by nine
Northland had too many letdowns in their home game with Nevis Thursday night, and that led to a 63-54 loss in a game that Coach Carlson thought could have been a win.
“We couldn’t put enough consistency together. Gave up some easy baskets and then we couldn’t make ours. Then we played good defense and made some shots. It was that way all night,” the coach said.
After falling behind 29-20 at the break, Northland played a better second half and managed to cut the lead to five with under two minutes remaining. An offensive rebound that led to a three-point play stretched the lead to eight and Nevis was able to make some free throws down the stretch.
Of the three Eagles to score in double figures, Perkins led with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. Alec Wake finished with 15 points while older brother Cameron Wake had 11 points, eight boards, six assists and four steals.
Both Johnson and Carlson had four points, with Johnson also dishing out four assists.
Luke DeWulf led Nevis with 21 points and Ben Soldwisch added 14.