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Dollar Bay, E-TC, Calumet all win big

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay’s Brandon Thompson made seven 3s — including six in the second half — and finished with 25 points as the No. 1 Blue Bolts defeated the Baraga Vikings 83-29 in a Copper Mountain Conference game Tuesday in Dollar Bay.

“We played a complete game tonight,” Dollar Bay coach Jesse Kentala said. “Lots of guys saw action, and Brandon Thompson was on fire. Pretty fun to see this team share the ball and knock down shots.”

Jaden Janke added 19 points and Devin Schmitz scored 14 for the Blue Bolts (14-0, 10-0).

Baraga’s Colton Lindemann finished with 10 points (1-14, 1-9).

Next, Dollar Bay hosts Watersmeet at 6 p.m. on Thursday before welcoming Republic-Michigamme on Friday. Baraga goes to Ewen-Trout Creek on Friday.

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Baraga 11 11 4 3 — 29

Dollar Bay 27 24 18 14 — 83

Baraga — Gunner Lindemann 2, Colton Lindemann 10, Rasanen 6, Koskinen 2, Jondreau 3, Sackett 6. F: 6; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 1-2; 3-point field goals: Rasanen 2, Colton Lindemann 2, Sackett, Jondreau.

Dollar Bay — LeClaire 7, Ashton Janke 6, Thompson 25, Schmitz 14, Jaden Janke 19, Iacono 6 Nelson 4, Hosking 2. F: 4; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 4-6; 3-point field goals: Thompson 7, Jaden Janke 3, Ashton Janke 2, LeClaire.

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EWEN — The No. 3 Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers bounced back from their Dollar Bay loss to score a 71-33 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks Tuesday in Ewen.

E-TC jumped out to a 19-0 lead to start the game.

“The guys looked very anxious to get back on the floor,” E-TC coach Brad Besonen said. “(R-M) didn’t get into a halfcourt set maybe three times in the first quarter. Our guards really sped them up. I thought Cole (Borseth), Eli (Nordine) and Ryan (Driesenga) were really good in fullcourt pressure.”

Nordine led the Panthers (14-1, 7-1) with 24 points, including 12 in the first quarter. Jake Witt recorded a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds while also adding five blocks and four assists. Jaden Borseth added 18 points.

“We moved the ball really well against their zone,” Besonen said. “We had trouble with their zone last year with them pounding Jake. Right away, we found Jaden cutting on the back of it.

“We played real free in the beginning of the game, so that was fun to watch.”

Cole Borseth also keyed E-TC’s man defense on R-M’s River Shumate, who finished with eight points. Kasey Ball led R-M with nine points.

Next, E-TC welcomes Baraga on Friday.

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R-M 9 4 12 8 — 33

E-TC 26 23 15 7 — 71

R-M — Shumate 8, Morgan 5, Ball 9, Carlson 3, Olender 4, Conklin 4. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 8-13; 3-point field goals: Shumate 2.

E-TC — Eli Nordine 24, Cole Borseth 2, Driesenga 2, Brand 3, Jaden Borseth 18, Witt 22. F: 11; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 6-11; 3-point field goals: Eli Nordine 5, Jaden Borseth 3, Brand.

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L’ANSE — The Calumet Copper Kings overwhelmed the L’Anse Purple Hornets 71-37 for a West-PAC victory Tuesday in L’Anse.

Eli McParlan led Calumet with 22 points and Matt Ojala added 17 while Travis Ojala had 12.

“Calumet is one of the best teams in the conference,” L’Anse coach Kyle Koski said. “Their defense is suffocating and their leadership shows why they are a very tough team.

“Obviously the two Ojalas are very good, and then McParlan throws in 22 points and they are tough to defend and they rebound hard.”

L’Anse shot 15 of 44 from the field and had 22 turnovers.

Calumet led 23-5 after the first quarter.

“We just need to play 100 percent effort against better teams. It’s actually quite simple,” Koski said. “They need to understand the hustle plays like diving for loose balls, and you need to box out against teams like Calumet.”

Alec Rajala led L’Anse with 13 points.

Next, Calumet (10-4, 4-1) hosts Chassell on Friday. L’Anse (4-11, 1-5) welcomes West Iron County on the same day.

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Calumet 23 20 14 14 — 71

L’Anse 5 13 7 12 — 37

Calumet — Harmala 5, Matt Ojala 17, Travis Ojala 12, Antilla 2, McParlan 22, Hyrkas 2, Twardzik 9, Eldahl 2. F: 15; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 13-16; 3-point field goals: McParlan 2, Matt Ojala, Harmala.

L’Anse — Rajala 13, Reed 2, Jacobson 6, Waara 11, Sanregret 3, Niemi 2. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 5-13; 3-point field goals: Jacobson, Sanregret.

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WATERSMEET — Carson Turner scored 24 points and the Jeffers Jets earned a 63-45 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Watersmeet Nimrods.

The Jets used a 21-11 scoring advantage in the second quarter for a 35-25 halftime lead. Jeffers (9-7, 6-6) continued to pour it on, extending its lead to 50-31 after three quarters.

Ben Winkka scored 19 points for Watersmeet (1-11, 0-5).

Next, Jeffers goes to Lake Linden-Hubbell on Friday.

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Jeffers 14 21 15 13 — 63

Watersmeet 14 11 6 14 — 45

Jeffers — Kinnunen 6, Ruohonen 5, Wakeham 4, Heinonen 6, Hill 9, Turner 24, Jukkala 4, Hocking 5. F: 19; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 14-22; 3-point field goals: Turner 4, Kinnunen 2, Heinonen 2, Ruohonen.

Watersmeet — Barajas 7, McKinney 5, Winkka 19, Caron 10, Williams 2, Templeton 2. F: 19; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 16-21; 3-point field goals: Caron 2, Winkka.

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HANCOCK — After a tie following the first quarter, the Bessemer Speedboys routed the Hancock Bulldogs 70-32 in a nonconference game Tuesday in Hancock.

The game was tied at 8 after the first before Bessemer outscored Hancock 43-13 over the next two quarters.

Jared Janczak had 14 points to lead Bessemer (10-6).

Joe Watson paced the Bulldogs (2-13) with 14 points.

Next, Hancock heads to Ontonagon on Friday.

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Bessemer 8 21 22 19 — 70

Hancock 8 10 3 11 — 32

Bessemer — Maznrek 2, Uriah Aili 12, Isiah Aili 6, Janczak 14, Jokela 3, Trudgeon 7, Rowe 2, Tomes 11, Metsa 2, Busch 11. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 7-9; 3-point field goals: Uriah Aili 2, Isiah Aili 2, Janczak, Trudgeon, Tomes.

Hancock — Watson 14, Chynoweth 5, Galletto 3, Anderson 1, Raasio 3. F: 6; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 6-14; 3-point field goals: Watson 2, Chynoweth, Anderson.

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Gladiators squeaked out a 58-56 win over Chassell in a Copper Mountain Conference battle on Tuesday night.

The Panthers attempted a tip-in as the buzzer sounded to tie the game, but despite completing the play, video review proved the tying basket was too late to count. 

“We won a close one,” Ontonagon coach Andy Borseth said. “In the first half, we played really well, we were up by 15 (points). We played really good, sound basketball. In the second half, they put on the full-court press and out-scored us 26-8 in the third quarter. We had a hard time handling their pressure. They got about 3-4 steals in a row. We were down by seven with five minutes left. Our guards put on one-half court pressure and there were a couple of lead changes.”

Ontonagon’s Ed Polakowski has been playing well as of late and he led the Gladiators with 18 points. Tanner Balcomb poured in 14 points and Henry Menigoz reached double figures with 12 points, including four triples.

The Gladiators improved their record to 5-10. 

They host Hancock in a nonconference game on Friday.

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Chassell 11 9 26 11 — 56

Ontonagon 16 18 8 16 — 58

Ontonagon — Ed Polakowski 18, Jaden Weisinger 3, James Domitrovich 9, Brendan Buzzo 2, Henry Menigoz 12, Tanner Balcomb 14. FT’s: 6-14, Fouls: 5, Fouled out: none, 3-pointers: Menigoz 4, Weisinger 1, Domitrovich 1.

Chassell box score not available.

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