Boys roundup: No. 1 Dollar Bay tops R-M, goes to 19-0

REPUBLIC — Dollar Bay used a balanced scoring effort to defeat Republic-Michigamme 65-55 in a Copper Mountain Conference game on Tuesday in Republic.

The Blue Bolts (19-0, 14-0) were led by Jaden Janke with 18 points and Devin Schmitz and Jakob Iacono with 17 each.

Brandon Thompson was out sick.

R-M (7-13, 3-12) was led by River Shumate with 14 points.

“We are still having issues with taking our foot off the gas at times,” Dollar Bay coach Jesse Kentala said. “On three different occasions we were up by 20 and then we loosened up defensively. Credit Republic for making us pay for poor defensive rotations. To be a great team in March, we need to be active on every defensive possession. I fully expect us to be ready come Monday.”

Next up Dollar Bay heads to Jeffers on Thursday at 7:20 p.m.

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Dollar Bay 16 11 15 20 — 65

R-M 6 15 17 17 — 55

Dollar Bay — LeClaire 6, A. Janke 4, Schmitz 17, J. Janke 18, Hill 3, Iacono 17. F: 17. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 7-14. 3-point field goals: Schmitz, Hill.

R-M — Shumate 14, Hanninen 11, Morgan 4, Ball 9, Carlson 7, Conklin 10. F: 13. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 17-22. 3-point field goals: Hanninen 3, Carlson.

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LAKE LINDEN — Chassell led Lake Linden-Hubbell by eight points at halftime, and the Lakes could never recover, dropping a 58-49 Copper Mountain Conference game on Tuesday in Lake Linden.

Chassell (12-8, 10-5) was led by Grant Hokenson with 14 points and Abe Gockenbach with 13. Carter Crouch had 24 points for LL-H (4-16, 4-11).

Next up Chassell heads to Dollar Bay for districts on Monday at 5:30 p.m. LL-H plays the winner of Ontonagon vs. Jeffers on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Chassell 10 13 19 16 — 58

Lake Linden 8 7 15 19 — 49

Chassell — Warren 4, Hokenson 14, Gockenbach 13, Kytta 2, Barnes 9, B. Tuomi 6, M. Tuomi 2, Kinnunen 8. F: 17. Fouled out: E. Soumis. Free throws: 7-9. 3-point field goals: Gockenbach.

LL-H — Crouch 24, Caleb Gregoire 6, Hill 4, Simpson 11, Wilson 4. F: 11. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 9-18. 3-point field goals: Simpson.

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HANCOCK — Reese Waara had a career-high 32 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals as L’Anse defeated Hancock 70-60 in overtime of a West-PAC game in Hancock on Tuesday.

L’Anse (5-14, 2-6) had trouble guarding Devin Raasio of Hancock (2-17, 0-7), who had 21 points. The Purple Hornets threw all kinds of defenses at Hancock, but still trailed with three minutes to go.

“We tried everything, but we were still down eight with three minutes to go,” coach Kyle Koski said. “Mr. Waara took over getting us to overtime and continued to keep the pedal down.”

Next up, Hancock hosts Calumet on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. L’Anse welcomes Westwood on the same day.

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L’Anse 13 14 15 15 13 — 70

Hancock 12 17 30 8 3 — 60

L’Anse — Rajala 9, Reed 7, Jacobson 3, Waara 32, Sanregret 9, Kissel 9, LaPlante 1. F: 9. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 18-28. 3-point field goals: Waara 3, Sanregret 1, Kissel 2.

Hancock — Watson 15, Chynoweth 10, Raasio 21, Anderson 14. F: 21. Fouled out: Watson, Sintkowski. Free throws: 2-6. 3-point field goals: Watson 4, Chynoweth 2, Anderson 2.

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BARAGA — Jeffers jumped out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter on its way to a 64-45 Copper Mountain Conference win over Baraga, Tuesday in Baraga.

Carson Turner led Jeffers (12-7, 8-6) with 25 points, and Colton Lindemann had 17 points for Baraga (1-17, 1-12).

Next up, Baraga hosts Ontonagon on Thursday at 7:20 p.m. Jeffers welcomes Dollar Bay on the same day.

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Jeffers 17 12 20 15 — 64

Baraga 6 5 18 16 — 45

Jeffers — Kinnunen 8, Wakeham 2, Heinonen 6 Hill 6, Turner 25, Jukkala 7, Hawking 10. F: 16. Fouled out: Turner. Free throws: 12-22. 3-point field goals: Kinnunen, Heinonen 2, Turner 3, Hawking 2.

Baraga — G. Lindemann 2, C. Lindemann 17, Smith 3, Ripley 7, Koskinen 8, Waranka 8. F: 14. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 11-18. 3-point field goals: C. Lindemann 3, Waranka.

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon had a big first half to beat Watersmeet 77-33 on its senior night Tuesday.

Ontonagon led 26-13 going into the second quarter when it held the Nimrods to a single point. It was 47-14 at the half.

James Domitrovich led the Gladiators with 19 points. Dawson Pollard scored 14 and Ed Polakowski had 10.

Ontonagon (8-11, 5-8) goes to Baraga Thursday night.

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Watersmeet 13 1 7 12 — 33

Ontonagon 26 21 17 13 — 77

Watersmeet — Jason McKinney 4, Mitchell McGeshick 2, Ben Winkka 7, Taylor McGeshick 2, Travis Romenesko 8, Howard Caron 3, Leighton Templeton 7. FTs: 2-5. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Winkka 2, Romenesko 2, Caron 1.

Ontonagon — Ed Polakowski 10, Jaden Weisinger 6, Dawson Pollard 14, James Domitrovich 19, Brendan Buzzo 4, Kaleb Kemppainen 2, Henry Menigoz 12, Micah Blake 8, Tanner Balcomb 2. FTs: 9-14. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Pollard 4, Menigoz 4.

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