A bby Nelson scored 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting, and Chloe Norman added 12 on 6-10 shooting as Negaunee (2-0) cruised past Houghton 65-33, Friday at Houghton.
Houghton (0-2) hung with the Miners in the first quarter, trailing by six points, but the Negaunee defense held the Gremlins to single-digit point totals in the remaining three periods.
Cassie Ryynanen led Houghton with 11 points.
Houghton hosts Gwinn on Monday. Negaunee heads to Marquette on Tuesday.