LAKE LINDEN - Ontonagon uncorked a devastating run Friday, outscoring Lake Linden-Hubbell 23-8 in the fourth quarter to overturn a double-digit deficit and beat the Lakes 54-49.
The win preserves Ontonagon's unbeaten record in league play.
"Ontonagon turned the heat up and we lost our composure. We stopped playing, we only had one field goal in the fourth quarter and we missed free throws coming down the stretch," LL-H coach Timm Gast said.
Gast pointed to late in the third quarter, when Ontonagon made a three from what he called a bad defensive rotation, followed by a steal and a lay-up. That brought the Glads to within 41-31 at the three-quarter mark.
The Gladiators finally took the lead with 1:30 to go and held it until the end.
"They were starting to catch on to where some of the soft spots were, and even when we would be there with a hand, they were making their shots," Gast said.
Ontonagon (8-2, 5-0) got 12 points from Brooke Turin and 11 apiece from Brilynn Pollard and Chelsea Truscott. The Gladiators play Monday at L'Anse.
Sarah Audette led LL-H (4-5, 2-2) with 14 points. Brooke Corrigan added 10 and Brittni Kisul and Morgan Gast eight each for LL-H, at Jeffers Monday.
Ontonagon 8 8 15 23 - 54
LL-Hubbell 13 12 16 8 - 49
Ontonagon - Chloe Ashley 4, Brooke Turin 12, Abby Domitrovich 3, Brilynn Pollard 11, Bobbi Ross 8, Chelsea Truscott 11, Rebecca Karttunen 5; FT: 8-16; Fouls: 18: Fouled out: Turin; 3-point field goals: Turin 2, Domitrovich 1, Pollard 3, Truscott 1.
Lake Linden-Hubbell - Erin Gast 5, Sarah Audette 14, Abby Sutherland 4, Brooke Corrigan 10, Brittni Kisul 8, Morgan Gast 8; FT: 11-21; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Audette 2, Corrigan 1.
Hancock 46, Chassell 29
CHASSELL - Hancock heated up first Friday to claim a non-league win.
The teams combined for just four points in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs (4-7) put up 15 points in the next two quarters to start taking the upper hand.
"We came out cold and we're just having a hard time with our offense," Chassell coach Brandi Hainault said.
Taylor Pertile led Hancock with 11 points, while Lily Williams pitched in 10.
For Chassell (5-4), Jamie Dompier had 17 of the team's 29 points and added 12 rebounds.
"We're going to go back and we're going to work on playing a full game on both offense and defense," Hainault said.
Hancock hosts Houghton Monday, while Chassell has a home game with Copper Country Christian.
Hancock 4 15 15 12 - 46
Chassell 0 11 10 8 - 29
Hancock - Taylor Pertile 11, Lily Williams 10, Taylor Mattson 9, Quincy Lorenzetti 6, Kirsten Berg 5, Molly Berg 3, Laura Berg 2; FT: 7-14; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Lorenzetti 2, M. Berg 1, K. Berg 1
Chassell - Jamie Dompier 17, Kirsten Daavettila 5, Karli Michaels 3, Sara Kilpela 2, Tawna Ryynanen 2; FT: 3-6; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Dompier 2, Michaels 1, Daavettila 1.
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L'Anse 66, Dollar Bay 42
DOLLAR BAY - Madi Swanson gashed the Bays and Kelsey Ross finished them off Friday, as L'Anse came away from Dollar Bay 24-point winners.
Swanson scored nine of her 18 points in the first quarter as L'Anse jumped out to an 18-2 lead, while Kelsey Ross hit six threes en route to a career-high 29 points.
Dollar Bay coach Steve Krahling said Swanson was too much to handle when the Bays started the game in man-to-man defense, but when they provided more help, the outside shots started falling.
"We played really well the rest of the game, but we were just a split-second behind getting to Kelsey in the third and fourth quarter when she hit four of those threes," he said.
On offense, Dollar Bay perked up in time to close to within six in the second half before the Purple Hornets (8-2) put it away with a 19-8 fourth-quarter margin.
Dollar Bay got 15 points from Julia Daavettila and 12 from Meagan Kangas. The Bays (3-6) host Baraga Monday.
L'Anse, which won the JV game, hosts Ontonagon the same night.
L'Anse 18 12 17 19 - 66
Dollar Bay 2 19 13 8 - 42
L'Anse - Kelly Larson 4, Madi Swanson 18, Allison Koskinen 2, Kayla LaBerge 8, Alyssa Norback 2, Kelley Ross 29, Abby Marinich 2, A. Hendrickson 1; FT: 9-13; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Swanson 1, LaBerge 1, Ross 6.
Dollar Bay - Erica LeClaire 2, Xena Cortez 2, Julia Daavettila 15, Alyssa Hakala 5, Jamie Sertich 2, Meagan Kangas 12, Sam Ozanich 2; FT: 5-9; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: Daavettila; 3-point field goals: Daavettila 3.
Baraga 46, Jeffers 41
BARAGA - The Lady Vikings didn't get off to a great start, but they picked it up in time for a Copper Country Conference victory over winless Jeffers
"Those are the kind of teams that even as a player I hated to play because you never want to be somebody's first win," Baraga coach Mariah Dunham said.
Baraga put itself in danger of doing just that when it gave up 18 points in the first quarter, but overturned the deficit by halftime.
"We came back in the second quarter and stepped it up a little bit and I thought our third quarter was the best third quarter we played all year," Dunham said.
The Lady Vikings, who led 24-23 at the half, then outscored the Jets 14-8 in the third and held off the visitors the rest of the way.
"We got a lot of steals, we were finally getting rebounds. It was nice to turn up the defensive intensity and get some stops," Dunham said.
Jenna Heikkinen had three triples and a team-best 11 points for Baraga (5-5, 2-2 CCC), which won the JV game and plays at Dollar Bay Monday.
The Jets (0-12, 0-5) got a game-high 13 points from Shelby Seppanen. Kelsey Heinonen added 11 for Jeffers, which hosts Lake Linden-Hubbell Monday.
Jeffers18 5 8 10 - 41
Baraga9 15 14 8 - 46
Jeffers - Shelby Seppanen 13, Kelsey Heinonen 11, Abbie Rajala 7, Lea Kinnunen 3, Haley Makela 3, Stephanie Fraki 3, Kayla Destrampe 1; FT: 6-8; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Heinonen 3, Seppanen 1, Rajala 1, Fraki 1, Kinnunen 1.
Baraga - Jenna Heikkinen 11, Katie Schjoth 9, Rebecca Larson 7, Shannon Fish 5, Jackie Wadaga 5, Brittany Nieskes 3, Taryn Nurmela 2, Melissa Putala 2, Gabby Mayo 2; FT: 14-23; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: Larson; 3-point field goals: Heikkinen 3, Larson 1.
Bark River-Harris 58, Ewen-Trout Creek 45
HARRIS - Three solid quarters proved enough for the Bark River-Harris girls Friday night as they posted a 58-45 basketball victory over the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers.
BR-H led 51-28 after the third quarter of the non-conference contest.
"I was happy with everything except the play of our bench," said BR-H Joel Schultz. "They didn't work the way I like to see them work. I think they got too comfortable with the lead. We lost our intensity and didn't finish the game hard."
Sarah Madalinski paced the Broncos (8-3) with 18 points. Jordyn Hardy added 11 points. Kylee VanBrocklin collected 10 points and four assists. Caitlyn Frazer also scored 10 points and Courtney Jenshak had six steals.
Zoey McGeshick led E-TC (7-5) with 10 points.
"They're a solid team," Schultz said of the Panthers. "If they could set up and run their offense, they could be tough."
BR-H, which visits Rapid River Monday, hit 20-of-66 field goals.
The Broncos also won the JV?game 66-24.
Ewen-TC 6 10 12 17 - 45
BR-Harris 13 20 18 7 - 58
Ewen-Trout Creek - Robl 7, Driesenga 4, C. Suomumaki 5, T. Niemi 5, M. Niemi 6, B. Suomumaki 4, McGeshick 10, Warnke 4. FT: 8-13; F: 21; Fouled out: B. Suomomaki; 3-point field goal: C. Suomomaki.
Bark River-Harris - Jenshak 9, Hardy 11, Madalinski 18, VanBrocklin 10, Frazer 10. FT: 16-33; F: 18; Fouled out: Frazer, Peterson; 3-point field goals: Jenshak, Hardy.