POWERS – The night Ashton Hord scored his 1,000th career point, the North Dickinson Nordics passed host North Central 48-24 in a Skyline Central Conference-Small Girls college basketball game on Friday at Powers.
Hord scored 18 of his 20 points in the last three quarters when the Nordiques (4-2, 1-0) outscored the Jets 38-18. With this victory, North Dickinson has now achieved three consecutive victories.
Hord thanked both groups of fans for their recognition of his special night.
“The Nordic crowd also made it an experience that I will never forget” Hord said. “They supported me a lot and had prepared a whole bunch of panels and surprised me.
“Center-north too” she added. “They stopped the game and announced it and I even got the game ball.”
Chrislyn Inglese knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in total to assist in the Nordic victory.
North Dickinson coach Kirk Mattson credited his team’s defense afterwards.
“The girls were locked up on the defensive side”, he said. “They are proud of their defense. It is the strength of our team and we are nourished by it.
Mattson added that despite only scoring two points, Micah Lindholm was a key offensive factor in the game.
“She did an unreal job of facilitating from the inside, throwing passes to find our shooters,” Mattson said.
North Central couldn’t get on the right track offensively, really, until the fourth quarter when they scored 12 points.
Gracie Kleikamp hit three 3-pointers and scored 12 points to lead the Jets.
North Dickinson will host undefeated Carney-Nadeau on Wednesday, while North Central will play Norway on Thursday.