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Girls' basketball: L’Anse, Calumet remain perfect

December 12, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - Balanced scoring and constant pressure keyed Calumet's run to a third straight victory Tuesday, 56-24 over Hancock in WestPAC play.

"It seemed like we'd turn it over and Calumet would finish and convert, and on a turnover they'd make we wouldn't convert," Hancock coach Jack Johnson said.

The Copper Kings (3-0, 2-0 WestPAC) kept their output consistent, scoring in double digits in all four quarters and establishing a 28-9 halftime lead they extended to the finish.

Kristy Lasanen led all scorers with 14 for Calumet, while Lexie Rowe pitched in 12 and four others had at least five.

Hancock (2-2, 0-1) was led by eight points from senior Lily Williams. The Bulldogs host Baraga next Tuesday.

Calumet, which won the JV game, is back in action Friday at home against Jeffers.

Calumet 16 12 14 14 - 56

Hancock 6 3 10 5 - 24

Calumet - Terra Erkkila 3, Lexie Rowe 13, Kristy Lasanen 14, Terilynne Budreau 6, Abby Bjorn 6, Meghan Westcott 2, Tristan Baranowski 5, Katie Djerf 7; FT: 7-16; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Erkkila 1, Rowe 1, Lasanen 2, Djerf 1.

Hancock - Taylor Mattson 2, Lily Williams 8, Molly Berg 7, Taylor Pertile 4, Mackenzie Brunet 1, Madisyn Wright 2; FT: 8-20; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Williams 2.

L'Anse 55, Negaunee 46

L'ANSE - The Purple Hornets fended off a tough non-league test from the Miners with big help from Kelsey Ross's 21 points.

Ross played from tip-off to final buzzer, and led all scorers. She and the rest of her team used their experience with the high tempo and 20 second-half free-throw attempts to grab the edge in a close contest.

"We were a little quicker than they were when it mattered most," coach Scott Lloyd said.

The Hornets trailed 11-4 after a quarter and leading scorer Madi Swanson struggled with serious foul trouble, but tied it up by halftime (with help from three first-half triples by Ross) and outscored the Miners 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal up the victory.

Swanson recovered to add 18 points for the Hornets, who won the JV game and are now 5-0 going into the first Keweenaw Bay battle Friday night at Baraga.

Taylor Wilber led the Miners with 14.

Negaunee 11 10 18 7 - 46

L'Anse 4 17 19 15 - 55

Negaunee - Taylor Wilber 14, Rosalie Anderson 9, Ashley Veale 7, Kayla Hakala 6, Chelsea Cappoferri 3, Haley Blake 3, Jordyn LaFreniere 2, Adena Anderson 2; FT: 4-7; Fouls: 21; Fouled out: Veale; 3-point field goals: Blake 1, Wilber 1, Veale 1, Cappoferri 1.

L'Anse - Kelsey Ross 21, Madi Swanson 18, Valerie Rajala 9, Kayla Laberge 4, Allison Koskinen 2, Kelly Larson 1; FT: 19-30; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Ross 4.

Chassell 45, Baraga 38

CHASSELL - Jamie Dompier's 25 points and 10 rebounds made a major difference as Chassell won in Copper Country Conference play Tuesday.

The senior, who is averaging 21.7 points through her team's first three games, also had seven steals.

Brittany Nieskes led Baraga with 10 points, while Jenna Heikkinen nine. Further stats were unavailable at press time.

Baraga (1-2, 1-1 CCC) hosts Keweenaw Bay rival L'Anse Friday. Chassell (2-1, 1-0) is at Lake Linden-Hubbell the same night.

Dollar Bay 40, Jeffers 22

PAINESDALE - Dollar Bay's 22 third-quarter points busted open what was a defensive struggle and put the Bays in the win column for the first time this season.

Jeffers hit a shot late in the second quarter to take a 14-11 lead into the break, but it didn't prove to be a sign of good things to come.

"We thought we were going to start off the second half with fire, but our shots just weren't falling," Jets coach Kathleen Storm said.

Instead, Julia Daavettila took over offensively. She finished with 20 points.

"Julia's just a great ballhandler and a great player. She attacks the basket well and she's always looking for an opportunity she can to make a great pass or shoot the ball," Storm said.

Jeffers, playing without injured Kelsey Heinonen, the team's leading scorer through three games, couldn't get enough going on the offensive end. Haley Makela and Shelby Seppanen co-led the team with five points apiece.

The Jets (0-5, 0-2 CCC), who won the JV game, are at Calumet Friday. Dollar Bay (1-2, 1-1) hosts Ontonagon the same night.

Dollar Bay 2 9 22 7 - 40

Jeffers 5 9 3 5 - 22

Dollar Bay - Julia Daavettila 20, Carli Daavettila 3, Jamie Sertich 3, Megan Kangas 6, Sam Ozanich 5, Bebe Willis-Jordan 3; FT: 9-14; Fouls: 9; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: J. Daavettila 1, C. Daavettila 1, Sertich 1.

Jeffers - Haley Makela 5, Stephanie Fraki 3, Abbie Rajala 3, Shelby Seppanen 5, Gabby Kyllonen 3, Maria Halonen 2, Kayla Destrampe 1; FT: 3-6; Fouls: 10; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Fraki 1, Rajala 1, Seppanen 1.



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