Boys Roundup: Calumet wins twice, Dollar Bay wins

Calumet 66, Ishpeming 50

ISHPEMING — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team earned a tough road victory over the Ishpeming Hematites Monday.

Winning in Ishpeming is never easy, but Copper Kings coach Mike Ojala was proud of his team’s effort.

“(This was) a good road win in a tough place to play,” said Mike Ojala. “The athletes they put on the floor make it difficult.”

Matt Ojala led the way for the Copper Kings with a double-double of 27 points and 12 assists.

Travis Ojala and Eli McParlan also had double-digit points with 11 each in the win.

“When you have to defend a Darius Yohe, he’s a 6-foot-8 kid, Travis did a nice job on him,” said Mike Ojala. “He’s just relentless. He doesn’t give him anything easy.”

Yohe led the Hematites with 18 points.

Calumet 13 14 18 20 – 66

Ishpeming 10 8 16 15 – 50

CLK: Bra. Antilla 6, M. Ojala 27, T. Ojala 11, McParlan 11, Twardzik 5, Torola 2, Ekdahl 4; Fouls: 6; Fouled out; none; 3-point field goals: Bra. Antilla 2, M. Ojala 1, T. Ojala 1, McParlan 1

ISH: Sunderberg 11, Jandreau 4, Trawick 2, Argall 2, Yohe 18, Smith 3, Kugler 10; Fouls: 10; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Yohe 2, Jandreau 1, Sundberg 1

Dollar Bay 56, Jeffers 36

DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts played a very strong second half to earn a 56-36 win on Monday over the Jeffers Jets at the Dollar Bay Gym.

The Blue Bolts used 17 points from Ashton Janke, 16 from Davin Hill and 15 from Connor LeClaire to push the game out of reach.

“It wasn’t our best shooting night, but we did enough good things to disrupt the flow of the Jeffers’ offense,” said Blue Bolts coach Jesse Kentala. “Really good defensive effort tonight from us.”

The Jets got 12 points from Christian Hocking in the loss.

The Blue Bolts have a matchup with Chassell on Friday that could go a long way towards establishing the favorite heading into the district tournament.

“(We are) looking forward to a big showdown with Chassell on Friday,” said Kentala.

Jeffers 11 6 8 11 – 36

Dollar Bay 11 17 16 12 – 56

JHS: Kinnunen 8, Wakeham 3, Hill 5, Shutz 5, Mattila 2, Hocking 12; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Kinnunen 2, Schutz 1

DBTC: Schmitz 5, B. LeClaire 3, Janke 17, C. LeClaire 15, Hill 16; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Hill 4, Janke 2, Schmitz 1, B. LeClaire 1

Calumet 66, Gwinn 49

CALUMET — After jumping out to an early lead, the Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team needed a big third quarter to earn a road win Friday over the Gwinn Modeltowners, 66-49.

Matt Ojala had a big night for the Copper Kings with 26 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Eli McParlan racked up a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Tucker Taylor, who finished with 16 points for Gwinn, had half of them in the second quarter as the Modeltowners took a lead, 30-27 into halftime.

Calumet 19 8 23 16 – 66

Gwinn 14 16 4 15 – 49

CLK: Bra. Antilla 5, M. Ojala, Bre. Antilla 1, T. Ojala 13, McParlan 14, Twardzik 4, Ekdahl 3; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: McParlan 2, Bra. Antilla 1

GWI: Duvall 2, Forbes 23, Love 8, Taylor 16; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Forbes 4, Love 1

Iron Mountain 82, Hancock 36

HANCOCK — Foster Wonders led the Iron Mountaineers boys bastketball team to an 82-36 victory Friday night over the Hancock Bulldogs on the road.

“They were just a flat out better team,” said Bulldogs coach Matt Strong. “They really have no weakness. (They) do lots of things really well.”

Wonders had 12 of the Mountaineers’ 29 first-quarter points. From there, the team added 18 more before the end of the first half to take a 47-26 lead into halftime.

Strong was proud of his team for going point-for-point in the second quarter and then continuing to work hard the rest of the night.

“I was proud of our guys,” said Strong. “(We) competed to the end, never gave up. We kept being adversive and never backed down.”

Iron Mountain 29 18 27 8 – 82

Hancock 8 18 5 5 – 36

IM: Caudell 3, Basanese 3, Johnson 25, Erickson 2, Peira 2, Vicenzi 6, Gerhard 12, Wonders 29; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Johnson 7, Wonders 2, Caudell 1, Basanese 1

HCH: Watson 6, Chynoweth 19, Raasio 4, Anderson 7; Fouls: 10; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Chynoweth 4, Watson 2, Raasio 1

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