Girls basketball roundup: Houghton, Jeffers, Ontonagon all win

L’ANSE — The Houghton Gremlins managed to wear down the L’Anse Purple Hornets for a 51-33 West-PAC win Monday in L’Anse. 

After the game was tied at 19 after the second quarter, Houghton outscored L’Anse 32-14 in the second half to secure the victory.

Houghton’s Harlee Froberg scored 16 points while Kara Pietila added 12.

“Our floor spacing got to be bad,” L’Anse coach Scott Lloyd said of his team’s second-half execution. “We couldn’t get anything to drop, so I think the girls just eventually ran out of gas. Houghton comes at you in waves. They have a deep bench and can run a lot of quality action.”

L’Anse’s Sarah Dix finished with nine points. 

Next, L’Anse (3-7, 0-4) hosts Calumet on Thursday; Houghton (9-4, 4-1) hosts Escanaba on the same day.

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Houghton 7 12 15 17 — 51

L’Anse 11 8 5 9 — 33

Houghton — Froberg 16, Pietila 12, Klein 8, Dillinger 6, Jacobson 4, Eddy 2, Ryynanen 2, Kyllonen 1. F: 12; Fouled out: Dillinger; Free throws: 9-13; 3-point field goals: Froberg 4, Dillinger 2. 

L’Anse — Dix 9, Voskuhl 7, Rice 6, Brown 5, Mattson 2, Nankvervis 2, Josie Rice 2. F:14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 3-10; 3-point field goals: None. 

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PAINESDALE — The Jeffers Jets received scoring from 10 players in a 56-27 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts Monday in Painesdale.

Marissa Nordstrom led the Jets (8-6, 8-2) with 10 points and Ivy Klemett added nine.

“I thought everyone played well,” Jeffers coach Joe Romano said. “Our fast break I think was the kicker, and our press was pretty devastating on them, also. 

“I’m very proud. The kids all came together and played as a team.”

Paige Isaacson paced the Blue Bolts (1-10, 1-8) with 16 points.

Next, Jeffers heads to Baraga on Thursday while Dollar Bay travels to Watersmeet today.

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Dollar Bay 7 6 4 10 — 27

Jeffers 11 15 15 15 — 56

Dollar Bay — Stout 7, Giles 1, Poyhonen 3, Isaacson 16. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 4-10; 3-point field goals: Stout, Isaacson 4. 

Jeffers — Heinonen 1, Klemett 9, Hillstrom 8, Stevens 7, Asiala 3, Nordstrom 10, Johnson 2, Kinnunen 5, Pietila 5, Pennala 6. F: 15; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 4-11; 3-point field goals: Klemett 2, Hillstrom, Stevens, Asiala, Nordstrom 2.

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon notched its biggest offensive output of the year, beating Republic-Michigamme 69-39 Monday night in Copper Mountain Conference girls basketball.

Holly Wardynski led Ontonagon with 15 points and Fahren Kolpack had 13.

Ontonagon (7-6, 7-3) goes to Watersmeet Thursday. They’ll make up a game with L’Anse Saturday in Ontonagon with the JV starting at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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R-M 11 8 12 8 — 39

Onto 21 19 7 22 — 69

R-M — Ally Radcliffe 12, Tailyn Raisanen 13, Kaitlin Ambuehl 2, Nikki Wertanen 12. FTs: 2-6. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Radcliffe 4, Raisanen 3.

Ontonagon — Kinsey Weisinger 4, Ella Menigoz 7, Teddy Menigoz 8, Jenny Labyak 5, Katelynn Laingren 8, Izabelle Lutz 7, Fahren Kolpack 13, Holly Wardynski 15, Mackenzie Fredrickson 2. FTs: 6-9. Fouls: 6. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: T. Menigoz 2, E. Menigoz 1, T. Menigoz 1, Labyak 1.

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