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Girls roundup: Calumet, Hancock each earn OT wins

CALUMET — Hailey Wickstrom scored 25 and Brooke Kariniemi added 18 points, proving to be a formidable post duo, leading the Calumet Copper Kings past the West Iron County Wykons in overtime, 71-63, Thursday in a West-PAC game in Calumet.

The game was close throughout, with WIC leading 42-41 heading into the fourth before Calumet (12-5, 6-2) sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, Kariniemi scored five points while Wickstrom added four in the extra session to give their team the win.

The contest was much closer than Calumet’s 54-34 win on Dec. 8 in Iron River.

Emily Kinner led the Wykons (4-14, 1-6) with 23 points.

Calumet, who ends the season second in the West-PAC, will host Baraga on Monday.

WIC 15 15 12 17 4 — 63

Calumet 14 15 12 18 12 — 71

WIC — Carlson 2, Gasperwi 4, Tomasoki 2, Kinner 23, Pangrazzi 2, Schive 4, Tefft 4, Laturi 14, Golliher 8. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 11-17; 3-point field goals: Kinner 3, Laturi 2, Schive.

Calumet — Anderson 17, Bjorn 9, Sturos 2, Kariniemi 18, Wickstrom 25. F: 18; Fouled out: Wickstrom; Free throws: 19-24; 3-point field goals: Bjorn 2.

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JEFFERS — Led by a strong defensive effort, the Jeffers Jets defeated the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers 46-34 Thursday in Jeffers in a Copper Mountain Conference game.

Ivy Klemett led the Jets (12-6, 10-3) with 13 points, while Julia Nordstrom scored 12.

E-TC’s (11-4, 10-3) Elise Besnonen led all scorers with 18 points.

The Jets limited E-TC to just 11-first half points, taking a 26-11 lead at the half.

“Our kids played well defensively,” Jeffers head coach Joe Romano said. “Offensively, there is room to improve. Our press is getting better and better every game. I’m happy with the turnout.”

Next, Jeffers goes to Lake Linden-Hubbell on Monday. E-TC hosts Dollar Bay on Thursday.

E-TC 5 6 13 10 — 34

Jeffers 13 13 14 6 — 46

E-TC — Witt 6, Berglund 7, Driesenga 1, Besonen 18, Moilanen 2. F: 12; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 9-13; 3-point field goals: Besonen 4, Berglund.

Jeffers — Klemett 13, Nordstrom 12, Kinnunen 6, Clouthier 5, Pietila 2, Pennala 8. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 5-8; 3-point field goals: Clouthier.

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CHASSELL — After trailing the Watersmeet Nimrods 17-11 after the first quarter, the Chassell Panthers came alive to secure a decisive 74-44 Copper Mountain Conference victory Thursday in Chassell.

Sydney Danison led the Panthers with 20 points, and Milly Allen added 19 points — all while making five 3s.

Chassell (13-5, 11-3) outscored Watersmeet (2-15, 1-12) 23-10 in the second to take a 34-27 lead into halftime before controlling the rest of the game.

Bethany Baldwin led the Nimrods with 37 points.

Watersmeet 17 10 7 10 — 44

Chassell 11 23 16 24 — 74

Watersmeet — Baldwin 37, Caron 6, Pallin 1. F: 10; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 9-16; 3-point field goals: Baldwin.

Chassell — Goddard 4, Pietila 11, Hokenson 5, Huhta 6, Allen 19, Danison 20, Olson 7, Hietala 2. F: 11; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 3-3; 3-point field goals: Allen 5, Hokenson, Pietila.

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HANCOCK — It took two extra sessions, but the Hancock Bulldogs managed to prevail over the L’Anse Purple Hornets, 53-50, in double overtime of a West-PAC battle Thursday in Hancock.

Maija Sebbas led the winners with 19 points, while Taylor Sebbas added 13 points. Both came up in clutch situations down the stretch.

“L’Anse missed some shots late in the game, which was the key in overtime,” Hancock head coach Jack Johnson said. “Both teams were fatigued, but Maija was able to knock down a couple shots and Taylor made a couple baskets that helped us pull away with the victory.”

With L’Anse’s Bailey Froberg out due to sickness, Sarah Dix led the way for the Purple Hornets with 17 points.

Hancock was able to hold L’Anse’s Alexis Francois to six points; she was the Bulldogs’ defensive key.

“She had 20 points against us when we played down there,” Johnson said of Francois. “She scored on second-chance points. We put Maija on her and I thought she did a pretty good job on her. That helped us out.”

Next, Hancock (10-7, 2-5) goes to Houghton on Monday. L’Anse (8-10, 2-5) goes to West Iron County on the same day.

L’Anse 12 12 13 7 6 — 50

Hancock 13 13 1 3 5 9 — 53

L’Anse — Mattson 10, Dix 17, Jorgenson 3, Voshkuhl 3, Francois 6, Brown 11. F: 16; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 10-12; 3-point field goals: Dix 3, Mattson 2, Brown 2.

Hancock — Mialy Brooks 7, Maija Sebbas 19, Taylor Sebbas 13, Pertile 3, Kero 12, Heinonen 1. F: 16; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 8-17; 3-point field goals: Kero 3, Maija Sebbas 2, Brooks, Pertile.

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