Vikings snap six-game streak with win at Portage Northern

PORTAGE — Visiting Niles snapped a six-game losing streak with a 46-44 win over Portage Northern in SMAC West Division girls basketball Friday.

The Vikings (6-9, 3-4 SMAC West) trailed 35-31 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored the Huskies 15-9 in the final eight minutes to rally for the victory.

Maya Brookins and Jazmin Brann both scored 10 points, while Emily Gaines added nine points.

Kayla Blett and Colleen O’Keefe both scored 12 points to lead Portage Northern, which dropped to 2-12 and 0-7 in the SMAC West.

 

NILES 46, PORTAGE NORTHERN 44

At Portage

NILES 46

Taylor Gibson 0, Antonia Palmer 10, Maya Brookins 10, Alexis Preston 0, Emily Gaines.9, Aynsley Myer 0, Jaycee Myer 3, Jazmin Brann 10, LaJan Mitchell 4, Tegan Bays 0. TOTALS: 15 9-18 46.

PORTAGE NORTHERN 44

Holly 3, Katya Campbell 12, Kayla Blett 12, Colleen O’Keefe 2, Paige Poulter 9, Liz Kimmel 4, Fuenter 2. TOTALS: 15 10-17 44.

 

Niles                9          19       31       46

Northern        6          17       35       44

3-point baskets: Niles 7 (Gaines 3, Brookins 2, Palmer 1, J. Myer 1), Portage Northern 4 (Campbell 4). Total fouls: Niles 16, Portage Northern 16. Varsity records: Niles 6-9, 3-4 SMAC West Division; Portage Northern 2-12, 0-7 SMAC West Division.

 

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