Copper Kings defeat Wykons

CALUMET — Calumet claimed a 29-18 halftime lead and held off West Iron County, 58-50, in West PAC girls basketball Thursday.

The Wykons (1-1) got within three points in the fourth quarter.

“Elli Djerf and Celia Killunen did a great job limiting (Eden) Golliher,” Calumet coach Matt Laho said. “Molly Larson and Lizzie Torola played tough inside against a bigger Nelson.”

Riley Stine’s 16 points led the Wykons. Golliher added 13 points and Anna Malmquist had 11. Emily Nelson had 10 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Calumet hit five three-pointers to two for WIC.

“Overall, I think it was a great team effort,” said Laho.

Kiilunen led the Copper Kings with 15 points. Larson added nine points.

Marybeth Halonen had 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Calumet.

Wykons host Westwood on Tuesday.

West Iron 11 7 17 15 — 50

Calumet 15 14 14 15 — 58

WEST IRON COUNTY: Malmquist 11, Golliher 13, Nelson 10, Stine 16. FT: 15-24. F: 17. Fouled out: Malmquist, Serbentas. 3-point FG: Loukus, Kiilunen, Larson, Halonen 2

CALUMET: Loukus 4, Anderson 7, Sturos 5, Kiilunen 15, Larson 9, Djerf 6, Halonen 10, Torola 2. FT: 7-18. F: 18. 3-point FG: Loukus, Kiilunen, Larson, Halonen 2

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