ONTONAGON - Ontonagon made it a two-win week Thursday, pulling away from Watersmeet for a 44-26 non-league girls' basketball win.
"I thought after a first half which was kind of a pedestrian half, we took care of the ball much better of in the third and fourth quarters and spread the ball around," Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said.
The Glads (7-2) only led 20-17 at the break, but put some distance into the Nimrods by outscoring them 12-4 in the third quarter.
Brilynn Pollard led Ontonagon with 12 points. The Gladiators spread their scoring around, getting at least four points from seven different players.
On the other hand, Watersmeet had only three scorers, led by Michaela Burke's game-high 13.
Ontonagon, which won the JV game, has a key Copper Country Conference trip to Lake Linden-Hubbell tonight.
Watersmeet 7 8 4 7 - 26
Ontonagon 12 8 12 12 - 44
Watersmeet - Michaela Burke 13, Frannie Zelinski 11, Jasmine McGeshick 2; FT: 0-4; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals; Burke 1, Zelinski 1.
Ontonagon - Molly Domitrovich 6, Chloe Ashley 4, Brooke Turin 7, Brilynn Pollard 12, Bobbi Ross 4, Chelsea Truscott 7, Rebecca Karttunen 4; FT: 5-8; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Truscott.
Ewen-Trout Creek 54, Bessemer 30
BESSEMER - Three Panthers scored in double figures as E-TC downed Bessemer in Porcupine Mountain Conference play Thursday.
The Panthers (8-4) were led by 14 points and three treys from Taylor Niemi. Brittany Suomumaki pitched in 12 and Sam Robl 10.
E-TC held Bessemer to just four first-quarter points to establish a lead it would grow to as large as 24 after three quarters.
E-TC, which won the JV game, is at Bark River-Harris tonight.
Ewen-TC 14 13 19 8 - 54
Bessemer 4 11 7 8 - 30
Ewen-Trout Creek - Sam Robl 10, Casey Suomumaki 3, Taylor Niemi 14, Molly Niemi 1, Brittany Suomumaki 12, Zoey McGeshick 6, Becca Warnke 8; FT: 2-3; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Robl 2, C. Suomumaki 1, T. Niemi 3.
Bessemer - Nissa Pikka 7, Valerie Rowe 3, Julie Ahnen 2, Chelsea Meinke 4, Whitney Trcka 7, Claire Tourville 6, Allison Hanson 1; FT: 8-19; Fouls: 6; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: none.