Lady Trojans trip up Nordics

CRYSTAL FALLS – Behind 32 points by Lexi Gussert, Forest Park moved to 11-0 with a 66-40 Skyline Conference victory over North Dickinson Tuesday night.

Kendra Campbell and Adel Isaacson each added seven points, as the Lady Trojans built another early cushion with an eight-point first-quarter lead that expanded to 17 by halftime.

“The Nordics came out and defended well, challenged us,” Lady Trojans head coach Jeff Syrjanen said. “It wasn’t our best game, but we did what we’re supposed to do. It was a good win for us.”

Chelsey Stroud led the Nordics (0-9, 0-4) with nine points on 3-of-5 3-point shooting.

“We did some good things tonight,” Nordics coach Mike Roell said. “We played hard, we handled their press and passed well at times. There were definitely some positives for us to build on.

“Forest Park is well coached. They have a great player and good players around her who know their roles and play well together.”

The Trojans moved to 8-0 in Skyline contests. Forest Park’s jayvees also remained unbeaten, winning 56-15.

Forest Park will play at North Central Friday, while the Nordics host Norway.

North Dickinson 7 8 10 15 – 40

Forest Park 15 17 19 15 – 60

NORTH DICKINSON: Stroud 9, L. Steele 6, Rotter 2, Miller 2, Starnes 2, Jacobson 2, Jauquet 2. FT: 7-12. F: 7.

FOREST PARK: Gussert 32, Campbell 7, Isaacson 7, Hendrickson 5, Nylund 4, Graff 4, Stankewicz 2, Grandahl 2, Robarge 2, Bawyn 1. FT: 4-9. F: 11.

FG shooting – ND: 15-49; FP: 29-75. 3-pt FGs – ND: Stroud (3); FP: Hendrickson, Campbell, Gussert, Nylund. Rebounding – ND: 23 (Stroud 9); FP: 37 (Gussert 9).