After the hot start, the Tigers went cold from the field and had trouble.
Ely led NHS with 18 points, while Chandler Coale added 11 and Bethany Cox had nine with three rebounds and three assists.
The Clash victory was the first in more than a decade for North. It came after the Timberwolves lost both of last year’s contests at the buzzer after holding a lead in the final 10 seconds.
“This is a great win for the girls and for our school,” coach Jeff Blough said. “But the most important thing is that in the locker room the girls were already talking about the next game. That’s something I haven’t heard in a few years, and it’s a great thing for us.”
For NHS, which heads into the holiday break and the Mid-Del tournament next week, Thursday’s game was one they won’t forget soon.
“We needed this to humble us,” Cox said. “After the game, we talked about not being upset just because it’s Norman North. It’s another game, and we can use this as motivation to work hard in practice over the break. They played phenomenal and deserved the win. We’ll come back better for the next one.”
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