2017-01-26 / Sports

Lady Norse stumble at Benzie Central, Mesick

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff

Mesick’s girls spoiled a career night for Suttons Bay’s Paty Nuno on Friday.

Nuno scored eight of her season-high 14 points in the first quarter but didn’t get much help offensively as the Lady Norse dropped their third straight Northwest Conference game, 36-25.

“We just had a hard time making any shots at all,” said Suttons Bay coach David Wheelock. “We got off to a really fast start, mainly because of Paty, but we couldn’t buy a shot.”

Nuno added three buckets in the third quarter, helping Suttons Bay (4-8, 2-6 Northwest) knot the score at 22 apiece, but the Lady Bulldogs zeroed in on the senior from there.

The Norse finished with three points in the final frame, a 3-pointer from Anya Woods.

“It was one I thought we could have had, and we played well enough to win in every aspect,” Wheelock said. “We just couldn’t buy a shot.”

Offensive woes were also the story for Suttons Bay last Wednesday in a 70-10 loss at Kingsley.

The score was 45-3 at the half.

“We’re just going to stick with it,” Wheelock said. “The top four in the conference are really, really good. The next ones I just expect to compete. If the girls compete with all they’ve got, then I can’t really get upset, win or lose. The results come from that.”

The team will hit the road for its next four games, starting tonight with a rematch at Onekama.

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