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Girls roundup: No. 2 Chassell wins 18th in a row; Calumet beats WIC for season sweep

WATERSMEET — Sydney Danison recorded a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds while Milly Allen scored 21 points to lead the No. 2 Chassell Panthers to a 76-41 win over the Watersmeet Nimrods Thursday in Watersmeet.

“Bethany (Baldwin) did a good job guarding Sydney in the first half, holding her to eight points,” Watersmeet coach Brent Besonen said. “But in the second half, we couldn’t stop her. Whether we played her in front, behind or double-teamed, she was scoring.

“Milly Allen also had a great game for them. She kept getting behind us on fast breaks. We have good team speed, but sometimes the effort isn’t there to get the block and stop the fast break.

“I see Chassell doing very well in the postseason. They’ve got a couple of great scorers in Danison and Allen. They play very well as a team, hard to guard.”

Chassell led the Copper Mountain Conference contest 33-16 by halftime.

Jenna Pietila chipped in with 16 points for Chassell.

Watersmeet’s Bethany Baldwin scored a game-high 30 points.

Next, Chassell (18-1, 15-0) closes the regular season by traveling to Ontonagon on Monday.

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Chassell 22 11 27 16 — 76

Watersmeet 12 4 21 4 — 41

Chassell — Pietila 16, Hokenson 4, Allen 21, Danison 24, Markham 2, Rautiola 7, Olson 2. F: 8; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 13-25; 3-point field goals: Pietila 3.

Watersmeet — Nelson 4, Caron 6, Baldwin 30, Pallin 1. F: 18; Fouled out: Baldwin; Free throws: 4-8; 3-point field goals: Baldwin.

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 52-40 West-PAC win over the West Iron County Wykons Thursday in Calumet.

“Extremely proud of the girls as a team,” Calumet coach Jeff Twardzik said. “They are not giving up on each other and continue to believe good things will happen. Tonight was a good step forward.”

Lea Bjorn led Calumet with 16 points as Ellie Djerf added 12.

The Copper Kings (8-9, 5-3) limited WIC to three second-quarter points to take a 23-12 halftime lead.

Eden Golliher paced the Wykons with 13 points.

“WIC is a good team and we feel fortunate to come out with a win,” Twardzik said. “I’m sure they’ll be successful in the tournament.”

Calumet’s win seals the West-PAC regular season title for Houghton (12-6, 7-1). WIC now has three conference losses (14-4, 4-3).

Next, Calumet welcomes Baraga on Monday.

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West Iron County9 3 15 13 — 40

Calumet 11 12 15 14 — 52

West Iron County — Malmquist 8, Stine 10, Laturi 9, Golliher 13. F: 13; Fouled out: Stine; Free throws: 9-11; 3-point field goals: Stine 2, Laturi.

Calumet — Niina Anderson 8, Brea Johnson 10, Bjorn 16, Kiilunen 2, Kariniemi 4, Djerf 12. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 7-11; 3-point field goals: Djerf 2, Brea Johnson.

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EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek played well from start to finish in a 57-34 Copper Mountain Conference win over Jeffers Thursday night.

“We had a rough time the last couple games, the girls were ready to play tonight,” E-TC coach Jacky Besonen said. “They played with a lot of energy and the shots went in.”

Elise Besonen scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half as the Panthers built a 31-15 lead.

Jeffers switched to a box-and-1 on Besonen. They pulled within 10 early in the second half, but E-TC made some adjustments and got the lead back to 19, 44-25, entering the fourth quarter. Jeffers went back to a man defense as the other Panthers began to score.

Abbie LeGault had 11 points and 14 rebounds for E-TC. Paige Berglund scored 10.

Leah Pennala led Jeffers with 14 points.

E-TC (14-4, 9-3) goes to Dollar Bay Thursday night. Jeffers (10-8. 10-4) welcomes Lake Linden-Hubbell on Monday.

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Jeffers 7 8 10 9 — 34

E-TC 16 15 13 13 — 57

Jeffers — I. Klemett 4, H. Hillstrom 5, G. Asiala 2, D. Johnson 4, D. Kinnunen 2, E. Pietila 3, L. Pennala 14. FTs: 7-17. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Klemett. 3-pointers: Hillstrom 1.

E-TC — Paige Berglund 10, Abbie LeGault 11, Elise Besonen 17, Maddy Cronkright 8, Kristina Andrus 2, Ava Moilanen 6, Kaitlyn Brady 1, Grace Lundberg 2. FTs: 11-14. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Besonen 3, Cronkright 2, Berglund 1.

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon outscored Bessemer 29-4 in the second half in Thursday night’s 55-20 Copper Mountain Conference victory.

It was a more competitive game in the first half as Bessemer was able to work it inside. Ontonagon led 26-16 at the break.

The Gladiators outscored Bessemer 16-2 in the third quarter. They shot inside and out.

“We were able to get out and run on the fast break, that really helped get some distance from them,” Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said. “It was nice to come out in the third and play much better. I’m not really sure what their woes were in the second half.”

Jenny Labyak led Ontonagon with 15 points and Izabelle Lutz scored 13. Caitlyn Lynch had eight to lead the Speedgirls.

Ontonagon (10-8, 10-3) hosts No. 2 Chassell Monday night. Bessemer (6-13, 5-9) goes to Ironwood Thursday night.

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Bessemer 6 19 2 2 — 20

Ontonagon 14 12 16 13 — 55

Bessemer — Megan Peterson 2, Kelsey Kitto 4, Caitlyn Lynch 8, Katie Emery 2, Karli Trcka 4. FTs: 6-8. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: None.

Ontonagon — Ella Menigoz 4, Jenny Labyak 15, Izabelle Lutz 13, Fahren Kolpack 6, Holly Wardynski 9, Mackenzie Fredrickson 8. FTs: 6-13. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None. 3-pointers: Lutz 3, Labyak 2, Wardynski 1, Menigoz 1.

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LAKE LINDEN — Dollar Bay held a 1-point lead over Lake Linden-Hubbell before the Lakes switched defenses and began running a full-court press to start the second half. From there, the Lakes cruised to a 56-36 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Blue Bolts Thursday in Lake Linden.

“We started out playing a bit sloppy and giving them the ball on miscues,” LL-H coach Maureen Schick said. “At halftime, we decided to go to another defense and out our press back on. They really struggled, and we were able to get some bigger runs of points. We held them to two points in the third, so it was just a matter of playing a solid fourth.”

Kierstyn Codere, who was just coming off the flu, led the Lakes (5-13, 4-9) with 16 points. Mackenzie LePage added 12, and Laura Lyons had 11.

For Dollar Bay (2-15, 2-10), Paige Isaacson and Bailey Poyhonen each had 11.

Next up, LL-H travels to Jeffers on Monday at 7:20 p.m. Dollar Bay heads to Republic-Michigamme on the same day.

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Dollar Bay 8 14 2 12 — 36

LL-H 10 11 18 17 _ 56

Dollar Bay — Stout 3, Gilles 3, Poyhonen 11, Isaacson 11, Caskey 8. F: 11. Fouled out: none. Free throws: 4-8. 3-point field goals: Poyhonen 3, Isaacson 3.

LL-H — Palosoar 2, Seppala 8, LePage 12, Keranen 2, Perala 5, Lyons 11, Codere 16. F: 10. Fouled out: None. Free throws: 6-11. 3-point field goals: None.

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