33-0 run helps Vikings put away Huskies early

Published 12:15 pm Saturday, December 3, 2016

NORTHWOOD — Basketball is a game of runs. And in the case of the Northwood-Kensett girls’ basketball team, it was one big, long run that separated it from Nashua-Plainfield during Friday night’s game.

The Vikings found themselves tailing 7-3 early in the first quarter. But they ended the quarter on an 11-0 run to go up 14-7.

That run would continue to last the entire second quarter, stretching to as much as 33-0. By halftime, the Vikings had put the game away,  up 42-13, and on their way to a 63-32 victory to move to 2-1 on the season.

Northwood-Kensett's Calli Christiansen looks for a hole in the defense during the first half. She handed out eight assists in Friday's win.

Northwood-Kensett’s Calli Christiansen looks for a hole in the defense during the first half. She handed out eight assists in Friday’s win.

Senior center Terran Haberman was a matchup nightmare for the Huskies. She ended the game with 21 points, on 10-16 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds. Haberman was also a problem on the defensive end of the floor, finishing with four steals. She scored 10 of her points in the team’s 28-point second quarter.

The Vikings started the second quarter with three assists on three baskets.

Northwood-Kensett’s offense slowed a bit in the second half, managing only 21 points, but it still outscored Nashua-Plainfield for the half, 21-19.

Sophomore Laura Hopperstad finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Mackenzie Costello and Josie Einertson each scored nine points. Tegan Cotter led the Vikings with 10 rebounds and Calli Christiansen tallied eight assists.

The Vikings shot 27-60 from the field and grabbed 20 offensive rebounds. They also totaled 21 assists.

Northwood-Kensett played Bishop Garrigan Saturday night.