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Coupeville’s Makana Stone calls for the ball during a Norwegian pro basketball game. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

She had a very good weekend.

Coupeville High School grad Makana Stone put up back-to-back strong performances in snowy Norway the past two days, sparking her pro hoops team to a sweep of its two games.

Sunday, the former Wolf poured in a game-high 19 points and snatched 11 boards to spark Baerum to a 63-58 win over Midtbyen.

The victory, coming less than 24 hours after a big triumph against Storm Ungdom, lifts Stone and Co. to 6-2 on the season.

Baerum sits in second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen, a game up on Asker (5-3), as everyone chases undefeated Ulriken (10-0).

Stone, who also picked up two assists, a steal, and a blocked shot in Sunday’s win, scored from every angle.

Coupeville’s progeny netted six field goals, added a three-ball from deep, then topped things off with four made free throws.

Sparked by its North American import, Baerum jumped out to a 25-18 lead after one quarter of play, before Midtbyen rallied a bit.

The lead was sliced down to 34-32 at the half, before Stone and her teammates pulled back away with a 17-10 run across the third period.

Abbey Hoff knocked down 12 points for Baerum, while Shiba Ahmadi banked in 10 to give the squad three players in double-digits.

On the season Stone has put up stellar numbers, compiling 154 points, 96 rebounds, nine assists, 16 steals, and four blocked shots.

She has recorded double figure scoring in every game this season, topping out with 33 points against Asker in a game in late October.

After the back-to-back weekend bouts, Baerum is off for several days, returning to action Saturday, Dec. 3 against Ullern, which currently sits at 3-4 on the season.

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Makana Stone stops ‘n pops. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

It was a big bounce back.

Playing six days after taking a rare loss, Baerum and its American assassin, Makana Stone, unloaded on a hapless foe Saturday in Norway.

With Coupeville’s progeny going off for 15 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals, she and her teammates pounded winless Storm Ungdom 81-28 in a professional basketball bout.

The victory lifts Baerum to 5-2 on the season and keeps the squad in sole possession of second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

Stone and Co., who trail just Ulriken (9-0) in the league standings, get right back at it Sunday with a game against Midtbyen (4-4).

Baerum spread out its offense Saturday, with four players netting double-digits scoring totals.

Abbey Hoff and Julie McCarthy banked in 17 points apiece, with Stone, who sank a three-ball as part of her effort, and Camilla Gjerstad both tallying 15.

On the season, Stone has racked up a team-best 135 points, 85 rebounds, seven assists, 15 steals, and three blocked shots.

This is the second season of pro ball for the former Wolf ace, who played in England as a rookie.

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Makana Stone (far right), International Woman of Mystery. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

She’s filling up the stat sheet, day in and day out.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone continued her torrid play Sunday, but even her efforts couldn’t save the day against an overwhelming opponent.

The former Wolf poured in a team-high 18 points, to go with nine rebounds, two assists, three steals, and two blocks, but Baerum fell 72-56 to undefeated Ulriken in a Norwegian professional basketball game.

The win lifts Ulriken to 9-0, while Baerum (4-2) sits in second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

Stone and Co. were playing for the first time in two weeks, but they put up a spirited battle against the league leaders.

Three other Baerum players reached double-digit scoring, with Abbey Hoff (13), Julie McCarthy (12), and Shiba Ahmadi (10) all making the nets sing.

Ulriken was paced by hot-shooting guard Aurora Sorbye, who torched the joint for a game-high 30 points.

Stone’s 18-point performance included a pair of three-balls, as the American assassin hit from inside, outside, and every which way.

Through her first six games in Norway, she has piled up 120 points, 74 rebounds, seven assists, 12 steals, and three blocked shots.

Baerum has back-to-back games up next on its schedule, playing Storm Ungdom (0-7) and Midtbyen (4-3) Nov. 26 and 27, respectively.

This is Stone’s second season of pro hoops, after she played in England last season.

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Coupeville grad Makana Stone chases down a rival. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

She’s a machine, kicking out double-doubles.

Her skills honed on the rough-and-tumble basketball courts of her Coupeville youth, world traveler Makana Stone continues to wow the masses in Norway.

Her latest accomplishment was a 20-point, 13-rebound performance Saturday, sparking Baerum to a 63-42 win over Midtbyen.

The victory lifts Stone and her pro hoops squad to 4-1 on the season, placing them firmly in second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

Baerum is off until Nov. 20, when it gets a rematch with league leader Ulriken, which sits at 7-0.

Saturday’s matchup with Midtbyen was decided by rebounding, where Stone and crew snatched the glass clean, amassing a 58-30 advantage in corralling caroms.

Fellow American Julie McCarthy knocked down 19 points and grabbed 24 rebounds, while Henriette Hofermann paced Midtbyen with a team-high 11 points.

Stone, now in her second season of professional basketball after playing in England last year, has piled up 102 points, 65 rebounds, five assists, and nine steals while wearing a Baerum uniform.

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It’s nothing but net for Makana Stone. (Photo property Marianne Maja Stenerud)

Hide the men and the children, Makana Stone is on a rampage.

Pouring in a season-high 33 points Saturday, the Coupeville grad powered her Norwegian pro hoops team to a convincing win.

With the 78-74 victory over Asker, Stone and her Baerum teammates get to 3-1 on the season, pushing themselves into sole possession of second place in the seven-team Kvinneligaen.

The former Wolf supernova had herself a day, going 14-19 from the field — including netting a three-ball — and a flawless 4-4 from the free-throw line.

Stone also snatched eight rebounds, pilfered two steals, and doled out two assists, while fellow American Abbey Hoff added 22 points and 14 points for Baerum.

Asker put four players into double-figures scoring, led by Taylor Bennett’s 20 points, but was unable to match Baerum’s potent one-two combo.

Stone, now in her second season of professional basketball after playing last year in England, has amassed 82 points, 52 rebounds, five assists, nine steals, and a blocked shot through her first four games in Norway.

Key to her performance has been her shooting touch, with the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Famer currently singing the nets at 64.2% on her two-point attempts, having hit 34-53.

Baerum returns to action Saturday, Nov. 5 with a rumble against Midtbyen (2-2) before getting a Nov. 20 rematch with league leader Ulriken (5-0).

Despite 13 points and 12 rebounds from Stone in the season opener, Baerum lost the first meeting with Ulriken 66-43, but has bounced back to win three straight.

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