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Girls basketball roundup: Baraga upsets No. 5 E-TC; Dollar Bay gets 2nd win

BARAGA — Baraga snapped Ewen-Trout Creek’s seven-game win streak in overtime with a 39-38 Copper Mountain Conference victory in Baraga. The Panthers are No. 5 in the UPSSA poll.

The Vikings (9-9, 9-5) were led by Erin Kanarainen with 11 points, while Maddy Cronkright scored 14 for E-TC (12-4, 7-3).

The low score was reflective of the defense on both ends, according to Baraga coach Tom Goodreau.

“This was a tough defensive battle right from the start,” he said. “I told the girls before the game that all the pressure to win was on Ewen. If we played great defense, were patient on offense and rebounded well, we would be in it at the end.  The girls responded and we won in OT by following the game plan. Both teams played their hearts out tonight. It was an exciting battle to be a part of.”

Next up Baraga travels to Calumet next Monday at 7:15 p.m. E-TC hosts Republic-Michigamme today at 7:20 p.m. in a makeup game originally scheduled for Jan. 22.

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E-TC 8 8 8 8 6 — 38

Baraga 6 12 12 2 7 — 39

E-TC — LeGault 9, Besonen 11, Cronkright 14, Moilanen 4. F: 10. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 7-14. 3-point field goals: Besonen 2, Cronkright 3.

Baraga — Pittsley 7, Alex Jahfetson 5, Kanarainen 11, Martina Jahfetson 4, Lindemann 6, Koskinen 6. Free throws: 7-14.

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DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay Blue Bolts overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to earn their second win of the season, beating the Watersmeet Nimrods 48-45 Monday in a Copper Mountain Conference game. 

“We played great in the second half,” Dollar Bay coach Steve Krahling said. I’m so proud of them.”

Dollar Bay outscored Watersmeet 19-10 in the final quarter to earn the victory. 

Emma Stout paced the winners (2-14, 2-10) with 18 points, while Bailey Poyhonen added 13 points. 

Bethany Baldwin scored 32 points to lead Watersmeet (5-10, 3-6). 

Next, Dollar Bay heads to Lake Linden-Hubbell on Thursday.

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Watersmeet 14 13 8 10 — 45

Dollar Bay 10 6 13 19 — 48

Watersmeet — Nelson 6, Caron 2, Baldwin 32, Besonen 2, Haapala 2, Pallin 1. F: 19; Fouled out: Nelson, Caron; Free throws: 9-19; 3-point field goals: Baldwin 2. 

Dollar Bay — Stout 18, Poyhonen 13, Isaacson 8, Caskey 9. F: 15; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 13-21; 3-point field goals: Poyhonen 3, Isaacson 2, Stout 2.

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LAKE LINDEN — Laura Lyons scored 27 points as the Lakes (4-13, 3-9) cruised to a 56-28 Copper Mountain Conference victory over Republic-Michigamme (0-16, 0-12) Monday in Lake Linden.

The Lakes jumped out to a 38-10 halftime lead and the Hawks couldn’t recover.

“We hit shots early and kept them from scoring for quite awhile,” LL-H coach Maureen Schick said. “In the end, we just let our offense run and were able to keep the ball away and kill the clock. Laura (Lyons) had 27 points tonight but everyone put in a solid effort.”

Next up, LL-H hosts the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts on Thursday at 7:20 p.m.

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R-M 7 3 10 8 — 28

LL-H 21 17 9 9 — 56

R-M — Radcliffe 9, Raisanen 9, Ball 2, Ambuehl 3, Wertanen 5. F: 15. Fouled out: Ball. Free throws: 7-10. 3-point field goals: Radcliffe 3, Raisnanen, Wertanen.

LL-H — Palosaari 1, Seppala 6, LePage 4, Keranen 10, Perala 4, Destrampe 4, Lyons 27. F:8: Fouled out: None. Free throws: 8-13. 3-point field goals: None.

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HANCOCK — After Hancock and West Iron County scored a combined eight points in the first quarter, WIC picked up its offense, while Hancock fell behind leading to a 38-31 WIC West-PAC victory Monday in Hancock.

WIC (14-2, 4-2) and Hancock (11-6, 3-4) went into halftime tied at 12 but WIC outscored its opponent 26-19 in the final two periods.

“We flat out didn’t play well enough to win,” Hancock coach Jack Johnson said. “We had every opportunity to take a lead in the first half but our offensive execution was nonexistent all night … It was an unfortunate end to a good opportunity to pick up a conference victory.”

Eden Golliher led WIC with 16 points, and D’Andra Kero led Hancock with 14.

Next up, Hancock hosts Bessemer today at 7:15 p.m. in a makeup game that was originally scheduled for Feb. 1.

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WIC 2 10 13 13 — 38

Hancock 6 6 11 8 — 31

WIC — Malmquist 6, Tomasoski 2, Pangrozzi 4, Satine 6, Laturi 4, Golliher 16. F: 9. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 11-15. 3-point field goals: Satine.

Hancock — Mialy Brooks 3, Sebbas 11, Pertile 3, D’Andra Kero 14. F:19. Fouled out: Mialy Brooks. Free throws: 3-10. 3-point field goals: Mialy Brooks, Sebbas 2, Pertile, Kero.

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse Purple Hornets could not overcome the absences of seniors Taylor Brown and Sarah Dix as they dropped a 67-41 nonconference game to the Ishpeming Hematites Monday in L’Anse.

“They were clearly the better team, but without Brown and Dix, that didn’t help,” L’Anse coach Scott Lloyd said. “That put us up against the eight-ball even more. We knew it would be a tough struggle. We just threw the ball away too much. Tried to emphasize being patient, but I guess it’s not our style.”

L’Anse was limited to just six players as Ishpeming took an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. 

Madigan Johns paced the Hematites (14-3) with 19 points while Mariah Austin added 18. Both Johns and Austin had 10 rebounds for a double-double.

“We were happy with the effort on the defensive side of the ball today,” Ishpeming coach Ryan Reichel said. “Tonight, we were also able to get girls some much-needed in-game reps that helps us moving toward district time.

“Knowing L’Anse had only six girls tonight, we wanted to make sure to wear them out early with our press.”

Next, L’Anse (6-11) hosts West Iron County on Tuesday. 

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Ishpeming 18 15 21 14 — 67

L’Anse 6 11 11 13 — 41

Ishpeming — Austin 18, Poirier 5, Loman 5, Johns 19, Bertucci 6, Hooper 7, Sjoholm 9. F: 7; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 11-16; 3-point field goals: Austin 2, Johns 2, Poirier. 

L’Anse — Mattson 9, M. Rice 4, Voskuhl 8, Nankervis 8, Jargenson 8, J. Rice 4. F: 10; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 2-5; 3-point field goals: Jargenson 2, Mattson. 

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