Girls roundup: Chassell wins 15th straight; E-TC tops Onto in OT

REPUBLIC — Chassell used superior speed and tough defense to make it a long night for the Republic-Michigamme girls basketball team on Monday night.

The Panthers, the No. 2 team in today’s Upper Peninsula Class D poll and No. 9 in the state, ran off with a 72-25 victory over the Hawks (0-14, 0-9 Copper Mountain Conference).

Lela Rautiola led Chassell with 19 points, while Milly Allen had 16 and Sydney Danison added 14. Sophie Huhta chipped in with 11.

“They’re fast, accurate with their passes and they made some steals,” R-M coach April Radcliffe said.

Chassell (15-1, 12-0) raced to a 19-9 lead after one quarter before extending it to 33-13 by halftime.

Junior Nikki Wertanen led the Hawks with 11 points, while freshman April Radcliffe and sophomore Tailyn Raisanen added six points apiece.

Next, Chassell hosts Dollar Bay on Thursday.

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Chassell 19 14 23 16 — 72

Republic-Michigamme 9 4 3 9 — 25

CHASSELL– Hietala 2, Pietila 4, Hokenson 4, Huhta 11, Allen 16, Danison 14, Rautiola 18, Goddard 2, Olson 1.

REPUBLIC-MICHIGAMME — Radcliffe 6, Raisanen 6, Ball 2, Wertanen 11.

FT shooting: Chassell 6 of 8 (75 percent); Republic-Michigamme 5 of 7 (71.4 percent).

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EWEN — Ontonagon outrebounded and outshot the Panthers, at least from the field. Ewen-Trout Creek had 10 steals and was better at the free-throw line, though, as they beat the Gladiators 54-49 in overtime Monday.

Elise Besonen went 7 of 9 from the free-throw line, accounting for all of the Panthers’ points in the extra session. Ontonagon scored just two points on a Fahren Kolpack putback.

The Gladiators outrebounded E-TC 39-21 and scored a lot of points off their 11 offensive rebounds. They also shot 42 percent to E-TC’s 29 percent.

But the Panthers had 10 steals and were 22 of 27 at the line compared to Ontonagon’s 12 of 25 performance there.

Two free throws by Gracie Witt put E-TC up by five with 2:18 left. But Ontonagon’s Holly Wardynski made two to put the Gladiators in front 47-46 with 30 seconds left in regulation.

Besonen split at the line to tie it at 47.

The Panthers didn’t make a field goal in overtime, but thanks to Besonen’s 7 of 9 performance at the line, they didn’t need to. E-TC took care of the ball once it got a lead and the Glads had to foul.

She finished with a game-high 27 points and was 14 of 16 from the line overall.

Kolpack led Ontonagon with 14 points. Ella Menigoz and Wardynski both had 13 points.

Ontonagon (7-7, 4-4) hosts Houghton Thursday. E-TC (11-3) goes to Watersmeet Thursday.

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Onto 5 19 10 13 2 — 49

E-TC 6 17 13 11 7 — 54

Ontonagon – Ella Menigoz 13, Teddy Menigoz 2, Jenny Labyak 5, Izabelle Lutz 2, Fahren Kolpack 14, Holly Wardynski 13. FTs: 12-25. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Labyak. 3-pointers: E. Menigoz 1.

E-TC – Gracie Witt 4, Paige Berglund 9, Abbie LeGault 6, Elise Besonen 27, Maddie Cronkright 8. FTs: 22-27. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Ava Moilanen. 3-pointers: Besonen 3, Berglund 1.

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CALUMET — Defense led the way for the Calumet Copper Kings as they limited the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes to four first-half points on their way to a 57-28 nonconference win Monday in Calumet. 

Calumet (7-6) led 29-4 at the break and was led by Lea Bjorn, who finished with 12 points. 

LL-H’s Erin Seppala scored 11 points to lead the Lakes.

Next, Calumet hosts Negaunee tonight, while LL-H (3-11) hosts Baraga on Thursday.

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LL-H 4 0 8 16 — 28

Calumet 7 22 16 12 — 57

LL-H — Seppala 11, LePage 8, Perala 4, Destrampe 3, Kiersten Codere 2. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 1-3; 3-point field goals: Seppala 2, Destrampe. 

Calumet — Niina Anderson 5, Bjorn 12, Amber Johnson 3, Ava Anderson 6, Kiilunen 2, Kariniemi 8, Hyrkas 8, Pieti 6, Peterson 2, Djerf 3, Rilei 2. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 3-10; 3-point field goals: Ava Anderson 2, Amber Johnson, Niina Anderson. 

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DOLLAR BAY — Mialy Brooks led the way with 13 points and the Hancock defense stifled the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts for a 56-26 nonconference win Monday in Dollar Bay. 

The Bulldogs led 21-13 at halftime and blew the game open in the third by outscoring Dollar Bay 19-2 for a 40-15 lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

Jordan Pertile and D’Andra Kero each added 10 points for Hancock (10-5).

Bobbi Jo Caskey led the Blue Bolts with 10 points. 

Next, Hancock hosts L’Anse on Thursday. Dollar Bay (1-13) heads to Chassell on the same day.

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Hancock 10 11 19 16 — 56

Dollar Bay 5 8 2 11 — 26

Hancock — A. Brooks 1, M. Brooks 13, Sebbas 7, Pertile 10, Berg 4, D. Kero 10, Osterman 4, M. Kero 7. F: 13; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 9-17; 3-point field goals: D. Kero 2, M. Brooks, M. Kero. 

Dollar Bay — Gillies 3, Iacono 4, Poyhonen 6, Isaacson 3, Caskey 10. F: 16; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 3-6; 3-point field goals: Poyhonen 2. 

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WAKEFIELD — Wakefield-Marenisco edged Baraga 43-42 Monday night for its fifth win in the its last six games.

W-M held 40-30 in the fourth-quarter and held on as Baraga ended the Copper Mountain Conference game on a 12-3 run.

Martina Jahfetson had 12 points to lead Baraga.

W-M (7-9, 5-6) goes to Jeffers Thursday. Baraga (7-8, 7-5) hosts LL-H on the same day.

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Baraga 6 8 13 15 — 42

W-M 9 9 19 15 — 43

Baraga — M. Jahfetson 12, R. Koskinen 4, A. Jahfetson 6, Lindemann 11, C. Tembrull 2, C. Pittsley 7. FTs: 8-18. Fouls: 23. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: M. Jahfetson 2.

W-M — Ally Yon 1, Carlee Yon 13, Haley Hautala 3, Saundra Libertoski 17, Alexa Jilek 3, Kaitlyn Lemerond 5, Melissa Wanink 1. FTs: 20-31. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Wanink. 3-pointers: Libertoski 1.

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IRON RIVER — Sophomores Emily Nelson and Eden Golliher combined for 35 points as West Iron County defeated L’Anse 71-40 in West-PAC girls basketball Monday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium.

The 6-foot-1 Nelson scored eight of her game-high 21 points in the first quarter when the Wykons took a 17-10 lead. The 6-foot Golliher added 14 points in the game.

Sarah Dix led L’Anse with 17 points.

Next, L’Anse heads to Hancock on Thursday.

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L’Anse 10 6 8 16 — 40

WIC 17 15 18 21 — 71

L’ANSE — Mattson 2, Dix 17, M. Rice 9, Voskuhl 2, Nankervis 2, Brown 3, J. Rice 5. FT: 6-12. F: 14. Fouled out: J. Rice. 3-point FG: Dix, M. Rice

WEST IRON — Malmquist 7, Serbentas 9, Nelson 21, Laturi 6, Golliher 14, Stine 9, P. Passamani 2, R. Passamani 3. FT: 20-30. F: 10. 3-point FG: Malmquist, Serbentas, Laturi, Golliher, Stine.

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