Girls roundup: Chassell, LL-H, Baraga, all earn conference wins

EWEN — The Chassell Panthers earned a Copper Mountain Conference win over the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers, beating E-TC 43-32 Tuesday in Ewen.

Sdyney Danison paced Chassell with 23 points.

“In the second half, Chassell did a better job dribble-driving our defense and scored off our poor defensive rotation,” E-TC head coach Jacky Besonen said. “We shot poorly, only making 17 percent from the floor.”

Paige Berglund led E-TC with 14 points and six rebounds.

Up next, Chassell (2-1, 2-0) hosts Baraga on Tuesday, and E-TC (0-2, 0-2) goes to Lake Linden-Hubbell.

Chassell 8 18 12 15 – 43

E-TC 11 6 6 9 – 32

Chassell – Pietila 8, Hokenson 2, Allen 2, Huhta 2, Danison 23, Rautiola 6. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 7-11; 3-point field goals: None.

E-TC – Berglund 14, Driesenga 2, Besonen 6, Cronkright 7, Moilanen 2, Brady 1. F: 12; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 7-12; 3-point field goals: Berglund 3.

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WATERSMEET — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes secured a 52-40 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Watersmeet Nimrods Tuesday in Watersmeet.

“I was pleased with some of the things I saw tonight,” LL-H head coach Maureen Schick said. “I like the balance of scoring, getting points from more than a couple people, but we still are missing too many easy shots.”

LL-H was led by Kirsten Codere, who finished with 16 points. Alexa Destrampe chipped in with 10 for the Lakes.

“I really went after Kirsten Codere in practice yesterday, and we discussed it before the game and she responded with a great game,” Schick said.

The Lakes clinched the game by going 10 of 10 from the free-throw line.

“Nobody panicked at the end, and we weren’t wild with the ball, which allowed us to keep separation in the final minutes,” Schick said.

Watersmeet 15 6 11 8 – 40

LL-H 19 6 11 16 – 52

LL-H – Seppala 6, Koepel 2, Destrampe 10, Lyons 9, Kierstyn Codere 9, Kirsten Codere 16. F: 5; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 10-10; 3-point field goals: Seppala 2.

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BARAGA Thanks in part to an improved defense, the Baraga Vikings girls basketball team defeated the visiting Dollar Bay Blue Bolts, 32-26, in a Copper Mountain Conference game Tuesday in Baraga.

Vikings (2-1, 2-0) coach Keith Willis was very impressed with the efforts of the Blue Bolts (1-1, 1-1), who never quit while trailing through the first half before taking the lead early in the fourth quarter.

“Dollar Bay really played hard, really played hard,” said Willis. “My hat’s off to them. They never gave up…They just kept on battling.”

The Vikings got a game-high 13 points from Carsyn Osterman and 10 more from Casey Mleko.

Willis felt his team still has plenty of room to grow.

“We were just kind of moving around with no urgency,” said Willis. “They outplayed us. We happened to win, but they outplayed us.

“We’re still not to where we need to be to be competitive.”

Up next, Baraga heads to Ontonagon on Friday, while Dollar Bay welcomes Hancock on the same day.

Scoring

Dollar Bay 6 7  9  7 – 29

Baraga 8  12  2 10 – 32

DBTC: Poyhonen 3, Isaacson 3, Daavettila 10, Stout 6, Caskey 4, Logan 3

BAR: J. Kinnunen 7, Mleko 10, Osterman 13, Clisch 2

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