Girls roundup: Chassell, Jeffers, Hancock, E-TC, L’Anse capture victories

CHASSELL — The No. 2 Chassell Panthers won their 12th consecutive game with a 67-27 victory over the Watersmeet Nimrods in a nonconference contest. 

Sydney Danison led the way with 17 points, while Jenna Pietila and Milly Allen each scored 12 for Chassell. The Panthers (12-1) took a 31-13 halftime lead. 

Bethany Baldwin scored 22 for the Nimrods (3-7).

Next, Chassell hosts Baraga on Monday, while Watersmeet welcomes Dollar Bay on Tuesday. 

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Watersmeet 7 6 12 2 — 27

Chassell 15 16 16 20 — 67

Watersmeet — Lemery 3, Baldwin 22, Pallin 2. F: 14; Fouled out: Caron; Free throws: 1-1; 3-point field goals: Baldwin 2. 

Chassell — Pietila 12, Hokenson 8, Huhta 2, Allen 12, Danison 17, Hietala 4, Rautiola 8, Goddard 4. F: 6; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 10-15-3-point field goals: Allen. 

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JEFFERS — The Jeffers Jets overwhelmed the Republic-Michigamme Hawks to earn a 71-43 Copper Mountain Conference win Thursday in Painesdale. 

Ivy Klemett led the way with 13 points and Cierra Stevens added 10. Dana Kinnunen chipped in with 10 points. 

“I thought we played well when we moved the ball,” Jeffers coach Joe Romano said. “Dana Kinnunen played a very nice game. The kids coming off the bench played very well.”

Jeffers (7-5, 7-2) took a 35-23 halftime lead before pulling away from R-M (0-12, 0-8).

Next, Jeffers hosts Dollar Bay on Monday.

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R-M 13 10 5 15 — 43

Jeffers 15 20 15 21 — 71

R-M — Radcliffe 6, Raisanen 18, Kamminen 2, Ball 4, Ambuehl 4, Wertanen 9. F: 17; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 8-11; 3-point field goals: Radcliffe 2, Raisanen 4, Wertanen. 

Jeffers — Heinonen 3, Klemett 13, Hillstrom 3, Stevens 12, Asiala 6, Nordstrom 6, Johnson 6, Kinnunen 10, Pietila 8, Pennala 4. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 5-16; 3-point field goals: Heinonen, Klemett, Hillstrom, Stevens 2, Johnson. 

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HANCOCK — Hancock held Lake Linden-Hubbell to just eight first-half points as the Bulldogs cruised to a 58-25 nonconference victory, Thursday in Hancock.

Hancock outscored LL-H by 21 points in the first half and the gap allowed the Bulldogs to relax on offense.

“I thought we did a nice job defensively in the first half, coach Jack Johnson said. “We applied pressure for turnover opportunities and that allowed us to play a lot freer on the offensive end. It made us more relaxed.”

The Bulldogs had an inside-out attack with Taylor Sebbas and D’Andra Kero. Sebbas scored 23 points and Kero added 16, with nine coming on 3-pointers.

Next up, Hancock (8-3) hosts Calumet on Monday at 7:15 p.m. LL-H (2-11) travels to Chassell on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

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LL-H 1 7 10 8 — 25

Hancock 14 15 12 17 — 58

LL-H — Corrigan 2, Palosaari 3, Seppala 3, Keranen 1, Destrampe 7, Lyons 5, K. Codere 7. F: 12. Free throws: 6-17. 3-point field goals: Seppala.

Hancock — A. Brooks 4, M. Kero 3, Sebbas 23, Pertile 5, Berg 3, D. Kero 16, Heinonen 4. F: 13. Free throws: 5-8. 3-point field goals: M.Kero, Sebbas, Pertile, Berg, D. Kero 3.

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EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek cruised to a 75-32 win over the Bessemer Speedgirls in a Copper Mountain Conference game on Thursday night.

“The girls did an excellent job,” E-TC coach Jacky Besonen said. “They worked real hard tonight. We handled the ball well with only four turnovers and had 15 steals and 15 assists. In our last four games, we’ve been very consistent with our play.”

Besonen said the first quarter was “pretty close,” but Paige Berglund scored nine of her game-high 17 points and the Panthers opened up a 16-9 lead. 

Besonen said E-TC came out strong in the third quarter and produced a lot of points off turnovers (19). By the end of the quarter, the Panthers had pretty much put the game on ice with a 61-28 advantage.

E-TC (9-3, 6-2) will be at home against Dollar Bay next Thursday.

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Bessemer 9 12 7 4 — 32

E-TC 16 26 19 14 — 75

Bessemer – Megan Peterson 2, Kelsey Kitto 5, Caitlin Lynch 8, Katie Emery 6, Karli Trcka 2, Taylor Manchester 9. FT’s: 7-12, Fouls: 16, Fouled out: none, 3-pointers: Kelsey Kitto 1.

E-TC – Paige Berglund 17, Abbie LeGault 15, Elise Besonen 12, Maddie Cronkright 6, Gracie Witt 8, Ava Moilanen 8, Kaitlyn Brady 9. FT’s: 10-15, Fouls: 9, Fouled out: none, 3-pointers: Paige Berglund 3, Kaitlyn Brady 2.

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BARAGA — L’Anse (4-6) held Baraga (7-5) to just four points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Purple Hornets defeated the Vikings 38-30 Thursday in a nonconference game.

“I told the girls coming in that boxing out and rebounding were key in tonight’s game,” Baraga coach Tom Goodreau said. “We didn’t do well at all  with either. Credit L’Anse for being aggressive on the boards. We got into foul trouble in the 4th quarter — Chelsea Pittsley and Martina Jahfetson fouled out — and that kind of took the wind out of our sails.”

Addison Mattson led L’Anse with 10 points while Josie Rice and Maija Rice each added seven.

Alex Jahfetson had 12 points and five rebounds for Baraga.

Next up, Baraga hosts Chassell Monday at 7:15 p.m. L’Anse welcomes Houghton on the same day.

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Baraga 11 8 7 4 — 30

L’Anse 13 8 7 10 — 38

L’Anse — Mattson 10, Dix 6, Josie Rice 7, Maija Rice 7, Voskuhl 4, Brown 4. F: 11. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 11-20. 3-point field goals: Mattson.

Baraga — Kamarainen, A. Jahfetson 12, Lindemann 6, Pittsley 3. F: 17. Fouled out: M. Jahfetson, Pittsley. Free throws: 2-4. 3-point field goals: Kamarainen.

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