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Lady Trojans avenge 30-point Kingsford loss

Forest Park’s Adel Isaacson has a path to the basket, and no Kingsford defender better get in the way. The Lady Trojans earned a 51-40 win over the Flivvers.

CRYSTAL FALLS—Revenge was so sweet for Forest Park here Feb. 5.
    When the Lady Trojans last met Kingsford on Dec. 12, they went home with a stinging 63-31 defeat. That script was thrown out for the rematch: Forest Park broke out to a 13-2 start, never trailed and finished with a 51-40 victory over the fifth-ranked team in last week’s U.P. Class ABC poll.
    “I am so proud of these girls,” Forest Park coach Jackie Giuliani said after the game. “To come back from losing to a team by 30 and to play the way we did!
    “We have been working for this since we played them back in December. Every practice, we’ve been talking about the things we have to do differently, and they did everything we talked about.”
    The win over Kingsford followed a 65-33 victory over Carney-Nadeau Feb. 2 and gives Forest Park a 13-2 record for the season, 8-1 in the Skyline Central Conference.
    Abby Nylund led FP in the win over Carney, scoring a game-high 22 points. She had the hot hand, making 10 of her 18 shots from the floor, including two from outside the three-point arc.
    Nylund’s seven points plus nine from Maria Stankewicz boosted FP to a 21-7 first quarter lead. By halftime, it was 34-15.
    The entire team shot well. FP fired 42 percent from the floor, with 22 assists to the hot hands. Stankewicz led with five assists, and Sierra Robarge and Kelsi Hendrickson both had four.
    Robarge led with eight rebounds, with Stankewicz and Hendrickson both pulling down six. FP had a 33-14 edge in boards.

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