FARGO N.D. — Kira Larson scored 21 points and led three Fargo North players in double figures as the Spartans opened the 2012-13 high school girls basketball season on Saturday with a 61-47 win over Devils Lake at the Fargo North gym.
Larson, a senior who will be playing volleyball and competing in track next year at the University of Nebraska, connected on seven of 15 shots from the floor and was seven of 10 from the foul line. She also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. Emma Bergeron and Courtney Johnson also reached double digits for the Spartans with 11 and 10 points, respectively,
Devils Lake was led by Christa Lysne and Emily Schafer with 13 points each. Madison Walford grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Firebirds in that department.
“We had our chances,” Devils Lake coach Justin Klein said. “We just dug ourselves too deep of a hole."
The Firebirds (0-1) will play Grand Forks Red River on Friday at the Devils Lake Sports Center and will entertain West Fargo the following day as part of a doubleheader with the DLHS boys team.
Devils Lake (47): Christa Lysne 13, Emily Schafer 13, Madison Walford 7, Morghan Carew 4, Dru Lunday 3, Randii Widmer 3, Jadyn Fee 2, Alexa Gathman 2.
Fargo North (61): Kira Larson 21, Emma Bergeron 11, Courtney Johnson 10, Julia Dehne 7, Kim Muellenberg 6, Kelsie Schmiess 3, Carmen Ross 2, Sally Fischer 1.
3-pointers: Devils Lake 1 (Schafer 1), Fargo North 4 (Bergeron 3, Dehne 1). Rebounds: Devils Lake 35 (Walford 14, Lysne 7, Lunday 6), Fargo North 42 (Larson 15). Fouls: Devils Lake 21, Fargo North 20. Fouled out: Widmer. Assists: Devils Lake 9 (Walford 2, Lunday 2, Gathman 2, Lysne 2), Fargo North 12 (Bergeron 3). Steals: Devils Lake 0, Fargo North 17 (Bergeron 3, Johnson 3, Muellenberg 3, Dehne 3. Blocked shots: Devils Lake 0, Fargo North 1 (Bergeron 1). Turnovers: Devils Lake 16, Fargo North 16.
Halftime: Fargo North 43-25