No. 2 Chassell girls top Dollar Bay; 6 other local teams in action Thursday

CHASSELL — It was another dominant performance for the No. 2 Chassell Panthers, this time, defeating the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts 67-26 Thursday in a Copper Mountain Conference game in Chassell. 

Milly Allen led the way with 16 points, while Jenna Pietila scored nine and Sydney Danison added nine points and 17 rebounds.

The Panthers took a 22-4 lead after the first quarter.

Bobbi Jo Caskey and Emma Stout each scored six points for Dollar Bay. 

Next, Chassell (17-1, 13-0) can clinch the conference title with a win over Jeffers at Chassell on Monday. Dollar Bay (1-14, 1-9) welcomes Watersmeet on the same day. 

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Dollar Bay 4 12 3 7 — 26

Chassell 22 24 12 9 — 67

Dollar Bay — Stout 6, Gillies 2, Poyhonen 5, Isaacson 5, Caskey 6, Iacono 3. F: 9; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 13-18; 3-point field goals: Isaacson. 

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ONTONAGON — Houghton picked up a 67-42 nonconference victory over Ontonagon Thursday night.

The Gremlins took an early double-digit lead, going into the second quarter ahead 19-6, but the Gladiators were able to keep it from getting too out of hand.

“We kept fighting, I was happy with that,” Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said. “I was happy with that because there were times against Houghton we didn’t do that.

“They really attack, pushing it up the offensive end, they’re trying to get that easy basket. When they don’t, they’re obviously bigger than we are, so they were able to use that to their advantage.”

Harlee Froberg paced the Gremlins (10-6) with 15 points while Kendra Monette added 14. 

Ella Menigoz led Ontonagon with 12 points.

“Ella Menigoz played a pretty solid game and Jenny Labyak had a nice second half,” Franti said.

Ontonagon (8-8) goes to Watersmeet Tuesday afternoon for a makeup game.

Houghton hosts Calumet on Monday in a key West-PAC matchup.

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Houghton 19 12 17 19 — 67

Ontonagon 6 13 8 15 — 42

Houghton — Dillinger 6, Pietila 11, Klein 11, Monette 14, Froberg 15, Ryynanen 5, Killunen 2, Jacobson 3. FTs: 12-16. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Froberg 3, Ryynanen 1, Klein 1.

Ontonagon — Ella Menigoz 12, Jenny Labyak 9, Izabelle Lutz 4, Fahren Kolpack 6, Holly Wardynski 7, Mackenzie Fredrickson 2, Katelynn Laingren 2.

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WATERSMEET — Ewen-Trout Creek dominated Watersmeet for a 65-30 Copper Mountian Conference win Thursday night.

The Nimrods were able to work through the Panthers’ press, but they didn’t make good decisions once they got into the frontcourt, Watersmeet coach Brent Besonen said.

“We went into half down by 17 mostly because we weren’t patient enough to actually set up an offense,” he said. “On the other hand, Ewen was very patient on offense moving the ball around a lot to pull us into help situations then slip someone to the basket.”

Abbie LeGault led the Panthers with 14 points. Maddie Cronkright had 13, Elise Besonen 11 and Ava Moilanen 10.

“Abbie LeGault killed us inside,” Besonen said. “She’s got great footwork for a freshman post player. The bottom line is they have too many kids that can shoot. It makes it hard when you know you are leaving good shooters open. Katrina Lemery did a great job holding Elise to 11 points in a straight-up man defense.”

Bethany Baldwin led Watersmeet with 16 points.

Watersmeet goes to Dollar Bay Monday. E-TC goes to Baraga on the same day.

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E-TC 14 16 10 25 — 65

Watersmeet 7 6 10 7 — 30

E-TC – Gracie Witt 2, Paige Berglund 9, Grace Lundberg 2, Abbie LeGault 14, Elise Besonen 11, Brianna Schultz 2, Maddie Cronkright 13, Ava Moilanen 10, Kaitlyn Brady 2. FTs: 12-22. Fouls: 5. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Besonen 1.

Watersmeet – Naomi Nelson 2, Katrina Lemery 4, Rebecca Caron 3, Bethany Baldwin 16, Mary Poler 2, Hailey Pallin 3. FTs: 4-6. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Baldwin. 3-pointers: None.

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PAINESDALE — The Jeffers Jets’ pressure was too much for the Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals as Jeffers earned a 52-39 Copper Mountain Conference win Thursday in Painesdale. 

“Our fast break and press was the key,” Jeffers coach Joe Romano said. “We did a nice job with our press and they didn’t handle it well.”

Jeffers jumped out to a 15-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. 

Ivy Klemett paced the winners with 14 points in a game that saw numerous contributions for the Jets. 

“Our kids played very well and are starting to get it,” Romano said. “We played everyone and everyone played well. They’re starting to get it, so I’m really happy. A good win over a nice Wakefield team.”

Saundra Libertoski led W-M (9-8, 5-7) with 16 points. 

Next, Jeffers (10-6, 10-2) heads to Chassell on Monday. 

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W-M 2 7 14 16 — 39

Jeffers 15 13 6 8 — 52

W-M — Yon 2, Carly Yon 2, Libertoski 16, Jilek 12, Wanik 7. F: 12; Fouled out: None: Free throws: 12-18; 3-point field goals: Libertoski.

Jeffers — Klemett 14, Stevens 3, Asiala 5, Nordstrom 8, Johnson 2, Kinnunen 7, Pietila 2, Pennala 11. F: 18; Fouled out: Asiala, Kinnunen; Free throws: 5-9; 3-point field goals: Klemett, Stevens, Asiala.

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LAKE LINDEN — Martina Jahfetson made five 3s for 15 points, and a solid team defensive effort propelled the Baraga Vikings past the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes 50-38 Thursday in Lake Linden.

“We got back to the basics tonight,” Baraga coach Tom Goodreau said. “We rebounded well, played solid defense and controlled the ball much better tonight. All the girls contributed to this team win.”

Baraga took a 31-22 halftime lead and allowed LL-H to score just 16 second-half points. 

Laura Lyons paced LL-H (3-13, 3-9) with 10 points. 

Next, Baraga (8-9, 8-5) hosts Ewen-Trout Creek on Monday. LL-H welcomes Republic-Michigamme on the same day.

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Baraga 13 18 14 5 — 50

LL-H 9 13 11 5 — 38

Baraga — M. Jahfetson 15, Kamarainen 13, Koskinen 5, Jahfetson 6, Lindemann 7, Tembreuell 2, Pittsley 2. F: 11; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 5-11; 3-point field goals: M. Jahfetson 5, Kamarainen 3, A. Jahfetson 2, Koskinen.

LL-H — Seppala 8, LePage 5, Perala 7, Lyons 10, Codere 8. F: 11; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 6-14; 3-point field goals: Seppala 2, Perala 2. 

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