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Makana Stone looks for room to rumble. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

No undefeated season for you!

Sparked by their Coupeville hoops prodigy, Baerum shocked previously flawless Ulriken Sunday in Norwegian professional basketball action.

With former Wolf ace Makana Stone going off for 16 points and 11 rebounds, she and her teammates held on for a 58-48 win.

The victory, the eighth-straight for Baerum, lifts it to 18-5 with one regular season game left to play, while Ulriken falls to 21-1.

Stone and Co. face off with Asker (16-7) Sunday, Mar. 26, then head to the playoffs.

While Ulriken had already clinched the best regular season record of any of the seven teams playing in the Kvinneligaen, Sunday’s win was a huge shot across the bow with the postseason fast approaching.

Baerum, which had pushed the league leaders hard in previous meetings this season, led from start to finish, outscoring its foe in every frame.

Stone and her running mates jumped out to a narrow 10-8 lead at the first break, then stretched the lead to 23-19 by the half.

The third quarter was the highest-scoring frame of the game, with Baerum using a 19-16 run to carry a 42-35 advantage into the fourth.

Stone doled out four assists and made off with a steal to go with her 16 and 11 double-double, while fellow American assassin Abbey Hoff topped all scorers with 21 points.

The pride of Coupeville has racked up 412 points, 258 rebounds, 56 assists, 58 steals, and 11 blocked shots in her second season of playing professional basketball.

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Makana Stone drills a jumper. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

Warmups out of the way, and it’s on to the main event.

Makana Stone and the Baerum women’s pro basketball squad utterly destroyed Bergen Saturday in Norway, setting up a meeting Sunday with the undefeated league leaders.

The former Coupeville ace, who missed her team’s previous game with the flu, returned to the court to deliver a 14-point, 10-rebound performance Saturday, sparking Baerum to a 100-25 rout.

The team’s seventh-straight victory, if lifts Stone and Co. to 17-5 heading into Sunday’s royal rumble against Ulriken, which sits at 21-0.

Baerum wraps the regular season Mar. 26 with a game against Asker (16-7).

Saturday’s game tilted in favor of Stone and her running mates from the early going, as they scored the game’s first 10 points.

Up 23-7 by the first break, Baerum stretched the lead out to 39-11 at the half, then went on a torrid 31-1 tear across the third quarter.

Stone added two assists and two steals to her 14/10 double-double, while teammate Julie McCarthy matched Bergen by herself, pouring in a game-high 25 points.

On the season Andre Stone’s lil sis has racked up 396 points, 247 rebounds, 52 assists, 57 steals, and 11 blocks.

The #3 scorer in CHS basketball history, Makana Stone is in her second season of pro hoops, having played in England as a rookie.

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Makana Stone heads to the hoop. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

Only score that matters is the final score.

Closing the game on a 25-9 fourth quarter run Sunday, Coupeville grad Makana Stone and her Norwegian pro basketball teammates captured their fifth-straight victory.

Trailing by double-digits in the first half, Baerum ralllied behind its American assassin to knock off Bergen 58-47, running its season record to 15-5.

Stone and Co., who return to the court Mar. 11 to face Midtbyen (7-14), sit in second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen, a half-game up on Asker (15-6).

Unbeaten Ulriken (19-0) remains in control as the regular season winds down.

Baerum got off to a rare cold start Sunday, falling behind 22-10 at the first break, before chip, chip, chippin’ away at the deficit.

A 9-7 mini-surge in the second quarter got Bergen’s lead down to 29-19, before Baerum narrowed things down to 38-33 heading into the final frame.

Stone was on point all game, dropping in a game-high 23 points, including hitting a career-best four three-balls.

The former Wolf ace also snagged nine rebounds, handed out three assists, and made off with four steals to keep the statisticians busy.

Baerum teammates Julie McCarthy (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Abbey Hoff (10 points) were able assistants for Stone in the win.

On the season, Eileen and Josh Stone’s daughter has racked up 382 points, 237 rebounds, 50 assists, 55 steals, and 11 blocks.

The former Wolf is in her second season of professional basketball, and her first in Norway. She played for Leicester in England as a rookie.

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Makana Stone commands the basketball to get back in her hand. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

Onward and upward.

Sparked by the play of American assassin Makana Stone, Baerum basketball cruised to its fourth-straight hardwood win, polishing off Ullern 63-51 Wednesday in Norway.

With the victory, Baerum gets to 14-5 on the season, moving back into sole possession of second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

Ulriken (19-0) sits atop the league standings, while Asker (14-6) slides a half-game back of Baerum.

Stone put together a well-balanced effort Wednesday, pumping in 19 points, snatching eight boards, and handing out six assists.

Fellow American Abbey Hoff led Baerum with 23 points and nine rebounds.

Stone and Co. jumped out to a 24-11 lead after one quarter of play, before Ullern (8-11) closed the gap to 32-25 by the half.

The second half was a taut, back-and-forth affair, with Baerum holding on to its lead until the final buzzer sounded.

The squad has three days off, returning to action Mar. 5 with a rumble against Bergen, which is 4-14 on the season.

With her stellar performance Wednesday Stone improves her season numbers to 359 points, 228 rebounds, 47 assists, 51 steals, and 11 blocked shots.

The Coupeville grad is in her second season as a pro baller, having played in England during her rookie year.

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Makana Stone has places to be, and buckets to score. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

Bow down before your hardwood queen.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone continues to torch the nets in Norway, throwing down a game-high 27 points Sunday to lead Baerum basketball to its third-straight win.

The former Wolf ace also snagged 10 rebounds, doled out three assists, made off with four steals, and rejected a shot as she and her associates drilled Midtbyen 71-53.

Baerum led from start to finish, running its record to 13-5 on the season and staying right on the heels of Asker (14-6) in the battle for second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen pro league.

Ulriken, which sits at 19-0, remains atop the standings.

Stone and her squad jumped out to a 24-15 lead after one quarter of play Sunday, before stretching their advantage to 47-24 by halftime.

Midtbyen slightly sliced its deficit down in the second half, but just barely, trimming five points from a 23-point Baerum lead.

Makana’s 27 points were her third-best performance in Norway, as she also scored 33 against Asker and 29 against Ulriken in previous games.

Andre Stone’s lil’ sis has compiled 340 points, 220 rebounds, 41 assists, 51 steals, and 11 blocks in her second season of pro hoops.

She played for Leicester in England last season before hitting the road and trekking to Norway.

Baerum returns to action Mar. 1 when it faces off with Ullern, which sits at 8-10 on the season.

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