POWERS - The Carney-Nadeau lady Wolves just added another big upset to their season resume. Monday night, the Wolves battled hard from the start and shot well down the stretch, coming away with a 51-46 dual Skyline/Central U.P. conference victory over the No. 4-ranked North Central Jets.
The Wolves were 10-of-14 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and were boosted by 25 North Central turnovers.
"It was a pretty physical game and coming in, we knew it was going to be," said Wolves coach Duane Bingham. "We knew it would be a pretty good battle and I kept telling the girls, just keep it close, keep it close."
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Carney-Nadeau Wolves guard Casey Charlier goes for a layup as Sydney Campbell of North Central defends Monday night at Powers. The Wolves won 51-46.
Casey Charlier led all scorers with a 16-point effort.
"Casey had a big game," said Bingham. "She was 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter.
"We actually trailed all the way until just about the end."
Carney-Nadeau 11 11 12 17 - 51
North Central 12 13 10 11 - 46
Carney-Nadeau - Charlier 16, J. Dani 9, Murray 13, Eichorn 11, Tancredi 2; FT: 12-19; F: 19; Fouled out: Baumler, J. Dani; 3-point field goals: J. Dani, Murray, Eichorn 3.
North Central - M. Wells 14, B. Wells 11, Labonte 6, Dana Rochon 8, Darcy Rochon 6, Campbell 1. FT: 13-24; F: 17; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: M. Wells, Dana Rochon 2, Darcy Rochon 2.
North Central held a slim 25-22 lead at the half before turnovers and missed free throws got the best of them.
Baylee Wells had 11 points and nine rebounds while Morgan Wells had 14 points.
"We just didn't take care of the ball," said Jets coach Nikki Laurila. "There were some steals, but we threw it right to the other team."
On Thursday, Carney-Nadeau (7-4, 5-2 Skyline, 6-2 CUP) travels to Munising Thursday and North Central (8-4, 3-3, 6-2) heads to Superior Central.