All five starters contributed points as Walker-Hackensack-Akeley opened with a 23-7 run to spark a 67-34 victory over Nevis in a Section 5A girls basketball playoff game at Walker on Thursday, Feb. 27.

365体育投注Brianna Raddatz hit two 3-pointers, Justine Day hit a 3-pointer and scored off a rebound, Megan Benjamin had two layups, Ally Sea hit a 3-pointer, and Emma Deegan converted a layup to give the Wolves the early advantage. Ava Isaacson had two baskets for Nevis.

After a jumper by Isaacson and a layup by Makenna Frazier made it 23-11, 3-pointers by Sea and Benjamin helped give W-H-A a 37-14 lead at the half.

A jumper and a 3-pointer by Isaacson and a layup by Frazier kept the Tigers within 40-21 early in the second half, but W-H-A responded with a 14-0 run to put the game away. Day and Deegan ended that spurt with 3-pointers as the Wolves led 54-21.

A jumper by Kayli Bessler, a 3-pointer by Mya Stacey, a basket off a rebound by Kia Heide and two baskets by Addison Lindow led the Tigers down the stretch.

Isaacson finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds while Lindow had seven rebounds, Heide had six rebounds and Frazier had three steals as the Tigers ended the season with an 8-19 record. Nevis entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed in the West.

365体育投注W-H-A, the No. 1 seed in the West, improved to 26-2 behind Benjamin's double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds. Raddatz (22), Day (12) and Sea (10) also scored in double figures. The Wolves, who were rated No. 3 in the latest state Class A poll, hit 9 of 30 3-pointers. W-H-A also defeated Nevis during the regular season by scores of 82-41 on Jan. 7 and 72-27 on Feb. 4.

365体育投注In the other Section 5A West games on Feb. 27, No. 4 Sebeka defeated No. 5 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 60-53, No. 2 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa defeated No. 7 Browerville/Eagle Valley 79-55 and No. 3 Pine River-Backus defeated No. 6 Verndale 71-54. W-H-A eliminated Sebeka 77-41 and B-B-E eliminated PR-B 77-52 in the West semifinals on Saturday, Feb. 29.

NEVIS: Frazier 3 3-7 7, Heide 1 0-0 2, Isaacson 5 1-2 12, A. Lindow 2 2-2 6, Bessler 1 0-0 2, M. Lindow 0 0-0 0, Stacey 1 2-4 5, Gilmore 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 for 58 (FG), 8 for 15 (FT).
WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY: Sea 4 0-1 10, Deegan 2 2-2 7, Benjamin 6 3-5 16, Raddatz 9 1-2 22, Day 4 2-2 12, Wolter 0 0-1 0. Totals: 25 for 61 (FG), 8 for 13 (FT).
Halftime: W-H-A 37, Nevis 14. Three-pointers: Isaacson 1, Stacey 1, Sea 2, Deegan 1, Benjamin 1, Raddat 3, Day 2. Team fouls: Nevis 12, W-H-A 11. Rebounds: Nevis 36 (Isaacson 13, A. Lindow 7, Heide 6, Frazier 4, Stacey 4, M. Lindow 1, Gilmore 1). Assists: Nevis 7 (Isaacson 2, Frazier 1, Heide 1, A. Lindow 1, Stacey 1, M. Lindow 1). Steals: Nevis 9 (Frazier 3, Stacey 2, Bessler 1, Isaacson 1, A. Lindow 1, Gilmore 1). Turnovers: Nevis 20, W-H-A 15.