IRONWOOD - Ewen-Trout Creek stopped Ironwood leading scorer Emily DiGiorgio in the fourth quarter, but it was too much of a hole to get out of in a 40-37 non-league girls' basketball defeat.
DiGiorgio scored all 16 of her points in the first three quarters.
"We didn't make the shots we needed to make. We had the opportunity, but we just didn't shoot well," E-TC coach Jacky Besonen said.
Taylor Niemi put in 14 points and Molly Niemi 13 for the Panthers, who fall to 1-4 overall and are idle until a Jan. 3 home game with Chassell.
Ewen-TC 11 5 10 11 37
Ironwood 12 11 10 7 40
Ewen-Trout Creek - Emily Driesenga 2, Casey Suomumaki 2, Taylor Niemi 14, Molly Niemi 13, Becca Warnke 6; FT: 3-6; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: T. Niemi 4.
Ironwood - Katie Pistanen 2, Paige Aho 4, Casey Lundin 5, Jessica Gering 5, Rachel Pallin 6, Payton Aho 2, Emily DiGiorgio 16; FT: 12-17; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: none.