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GBB roundup: Hancock girls catch fire

December 7, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - Six second-half 3-pointers helped Hancock break open a close game for a come-from-behind 62-44 non-league win over Jeffers Friday.

The offensive explosion helped the Bulldogs (2-0) put four players in double figures in a single game for the first time since Dec. 5, 2008 (five years ago Thursday).

However, it was Jeffers that had the offense going initially, taking a 13-9 lead after a quarter. The Jets (1-1) maintained a slim 25-24 advantage going into the half, but Hancock took control by outscoring Jeffers 19-7 in the third quarter and put up another 19 points in the fourth to ice it.

The Bulldogs shot 13-of-31 from the field in the second half, including 6-of-12 from behind the arc.

"Our girls definitely came out fired up and ready to play in the second half,"?Hancock coach Jack Johnson said.

Quincy Lorenzetti finished with four triples and a game-high 17 points and made 6-of-13 second half attempts.

Maija Sebbas scored 12 points, while Molly Berg and Taylor Pertile kicked in 10 apiece.

For the Jets, Shelby Seppanen scored 12 points and had a pair of treys. Shania Nixon added nine.

Jeffers hosts Ontonagon Tuesday in its Copper Country Conference opener, while Hancock is at Lake Linden-Hubbell the same night.

Jeffers 13 12 7 12 - 44

Hancock 9 15 19 19 - 62

Jeffers - Shelby Seppanen 12, Shania Nixon 9, Haley Makela 6, Alexa Clouthier 6, Lindsey Johnson 6, Karen Pietila 3, Eden Klemett 2; FT: 9-22; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Clouthier 2, Seppanen 2, Nixon 1.

Hancock - Quincy Lorenzetti 17, Maija Sebbas 12, Molly Berg 10, Taylor Pertile 10, Mackenzie Brunet 5, Madisyn Wright 4, Carolyn Parker 2, Taylor Nettell 2; FT: 24-61; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Lorenzetti 4, Berg 2, Pertile 2.

Calumet 70,

Dollar Bay 33

CALUMET - Calumet was rolling from the get-go Friday, outscoring Dollar Bay 16-5 in the first quarter en route to a 70-33 victory in its home opener.

Lexie Rowe had five of her game-high 20 points in the frame, but five Copper Kings had made their mark in the scoresheet in the first eight minutes.

Rowe and Clara Loukus added six points apiece in the second as the Copper Kings had an insurmountable 36-14 lead by halftime.

In addition to Rowe, Ellen Twardzik added 12 points for the 2-0 Kings, who are idle until their WestPAC opener Thursday at West Iron County.

Dollar Bay, playing its first game of 2013-14, got 13 points from Julia Daavettila.

The Bays host Baraga Tuesday.

Dollar Bay 5 9 6 13 - 33

Calumet 16 20 14 20 - 70

Dollar Bay - Julia Daavettila 13, Jamie Sertich 7, Meagan Kangas 7, Carli Daavettila 4, Elisha Houle 2; FT: 7-18; Fouls: 10; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: J. Daavettila 3, Kangas 1.

Calumet - Lexie Rowe 20, Ellen Twardzik 12, Abby Bjorn 10, Nikki Polakova 8, Clara Loukus 6, Linnea Berg 6, Tristan Baranowski 4, Terilynne Budreau 4; FT: 7-13; Fouls: 19; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Loukus 2, Bjorn 1.

Chassell 44, Republic-Michigamme 24

CHASSELL - The Panthers held the visiting Hawks to single digits in all four quarters and got a balanced offensive effort to even their record at 1-1.

The Panthers got a team-high 10 points from Kirsten Daavettila plus 12 rebounds.

Karli Michaels and Macy Holombo added eight points apiece.

Chassell led 10-4 after a quarter and expanded it to 23-10 after two and 34-15 after three before cruising into the finish.

The Panthers (1-1) host Ewen-Trout Creek on Tuesday night.

Republic 4 6 5 9 - 24

Chassell 10 13 11 10 - 44

Republic-Michigamme -

Chassell - Kirsten Daavettila 10, Karli Michaels 8, Macy Holombo 8, Madeline Huhta 8, Julia Pietila 6, Hannah Tuomi 2, Sara Kilpela 2; FT: 2-4; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Holombo 2, Pietila 2.

Ontonagon 49,

Watersmeet 39

ONTONAGON - Senior point guard Brooke Turin led the Gladiators to victory in their season opener, scoring 16 of her game-high 26 points after the break as the hosts pulled out of a sluggish start.

Turin's total smashed her previous career high of 21, notched a year ago this week against Jeffers.

"I guess we just kept at it. The shots weren't falling but we got more shots and more shot attempts and just kept after it," Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said.

The Gladiators held a 21-14 lead at halftime but couldn't put the Nimrods away, as the game was tied well into the second half before a late spurt helped Ontonagon gain separation and start its season 1-0.

Molly Domitrovich and Rebecca Karttunen chipped in eight points apiece for Ontonagon, which plays at Jeffers Tuesday night.

Frannie Zelinski led Watersmeet (0-2) with 14, while Lauren Ryskey added 11.

Watersmeet 9 5 13 12 - 39

Ontonagon 11 10 15 13 - 49

Watersmeet - Michaela Burke 5, Lauren Ryskey 11, Frannie Zelinski 14, Megan Caron 3, Jessica Barajas 2, Sierra Griffin 4; FT: 13-18; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Burke 1, Caron 1.

Ontonagon - Molly Domitrovich 8, Brooke Turin 26, Abby Domitrovich 2, Lori Wardynski 2, Bradee Pollard 3, Rebecca Karttunen 8; FT: 6-12; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Turin 1.

Bessemer 49,

Ewen-Trout Creek 33

BESSEMER - A slow start doomed an otherwise solid effort for Ewen-Trout Creek, as Bessemer won in Porcupine Mountain Conference play.

The Panthers scored just two points in the first quarter, though they only gave up eight. They trailed 24-13 at the half and though they got 20 of their 33 points after the half, they could not get enough stops against the Speedgirls.

Molly Niemi led E-TC (0-1) with 15 points, while Taylor Niemi scored 13. The duo combined for all four E-TC 3-pointers.

Bessemer was led by Sarah Trudgeon's 14.

E-TC is at Chassell Tuesday.

ETC 2 11 8 12 - 33

Bessemer 8 16 10 15 - 49

Ewen-Trout Creek -Taylor Niemi 13, Molly Niemi 15, Brittany Myllylahti 1, Emily Driesenga 4; FT: 9-15; Fouls 10; Fouled out: M. Niemi; 3-point field goals: T. Niemi 3, M. Niemi 1

Bessemer - Caitlyn Pelissero 7, Jazzmyn McGeshick 6, Julie Ahnen 2, Catilina Palm 12, Mikhayla Sampson 6, Sarah Trudgeon 14, Claire Tourville 2; FT 5-13; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Pelissero 1, Sampson 1.

 
 

 

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