The Northland boys went two weeks without playing a game because of weather cancellations, and when they did play Friday night at home, it wasn’t good.
Nashwauk-Keewatin dominated from the start and cruised to a 92-32 win, dropping the Eagles to 6-9.
Coach Chris Carlson said they had a hard time dealing with the Spartans’ height, but it came down to their shooting woes. “We shot terrible. Even when the guys did the right thing, they couldn’t make the shots.”
The Spartans jumped out to a 49-14 halftime lead, helped by their hot shooting. They finished the game shooting 50 percent from behind the arc, while Northland was just over 20 percent.
The Eagles did not have a player reach double figures, which was a first this season. Kane Perkins, Dane Sepin, Alec Wake and Liam Wake led with six points each.
Cameron Wake scored four points and led with five rebounds.
Spencer Engel and Jack Lorenz led the Spartans with 15 and 13 points respectively.
Northland has three games on the schedule this week, including home with Littlefork-Big Falls and South Ridge, and on the road at Hill City. Next week they host Cherry and travel to Blackduck and Onamia.