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Girls Basketball: Hancock girls take down IM

HANCOCK — Sometimes a steady, unrelenting defensive pressure can be the best thing a basketball team has going for it.

The Hancock High girls team had just that Friday night in hosting Iron Mountain.

Limiting the Mountaineers (1-10) to a measly 18 shots from the floor, the Bulldogs came away with a 39-27 victory in West PAC action.

“I thought our defensive play tonight was very good,” Hancock coach Dan Pertile said after his team’s seventh in in 13 outings. “We stayed after them and didn’t allow them to set up an offense.”

Iron Mountain skipper Katelynn Grenier felt that Hancock’s defensive pressure dictated the tempo in the game.

“They didn’t allow us to get anything going,” Grenier said. “They’re an athletic team, but to only get off 18 shots from the floor is ridiculous.”

The steady play of D’Andra Kero kept the ‘Dawgs in front from the first quarter on. Kero scored 15 points in the game.

“D’Andra made some big shots for us,” Pertile said. “There was a three-pointer the third quarter when the Mountaineers were making a run, that was a key one.”

The Bulldogs were up 19-11 at halftime and after three periods at 29-24.

Baskets by Kero and Taylor Sebbas helped keep the lead safe in the final eight minutes.

Reagan Lundholm accounted for 16 points for Iron Mountain.

The Bulldogs visit Houghton on Monday in a battle of cross-canal rivals.

Baraga 59, Jeffers 42

BARAGA — The Baraga girls basketball team came from behind to defeat the Jeffers Jets 59-42 on Friday.

The Vikings were down 11-9 after one quarter of play. However they out scored the Jets 18-9 in the second quarter and never looked back. Jaylon Lindemann led the scoring with 20 points. Allison Durant followed with 13 and Rylie Koskinen had 10 for Baraga.

Jeffers 11 9 8 14 — 42

Baraga 9 18 11 21 — 59

JEFFERS (42): Hill 14, L. Heinonen 4, Nordstrom 10, Johnson 3, B. Heinonen 1, M. Heinonen 10. 3-point FG: 4 (M. Heinonen 2, Nordstrom 1, Hill 1). F: 17. FT: 12-22.

BARAGA (59): Koskinen 10, Osterman 9, Michaelson 4, Jahfetson 3, Lindeman 20, Durant 13. 3-point FG: 4 (Lindeman 1, Jahfetson 1, Osterman 1, Koskinen 1). F: 19. FT: 15-20.

Ewen-Trout Creek 58, L’Anse 46

L’ANSE – The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers had four girls in double figures on Friday night and that was all they needed to secure a 58-46 victory over the L’Anse girls.

Paige Berglund, Abbie Legault, Elise Besonen and Katie Borseth each averaged 14 points on the night. Equally impressive was the fact that the Panthers shot 15 of 19 from the free-throw line.

E-TC 13 12 19 14 — 58

L’Anse 8 13 7 18 — 46

EWEN-TROUT CREEK: (58) Berglund 12, LeGault 13, Borseth 10, Besonen 21, Witt 2. 3-point FG: 6 (Borseth 2, Berglund 2, Besonen 2). F:17 FT 15-19.

L’ANSE (46): Martinez 2, Mattson 16, Waara 4, Rice 6, Voskuhl 14, Swanson 4. 3-point FG: 5 (Mattson 4, Voskuhl 1). F: 18 FT: 4-13.

Wakefield-Marenisco 45, Lake Linden-Hubbell 35

WAKEFIELD – Carlee Yon poured in 21 points to lead he Wakefield-Marinesco Cardinals to a 45-35 victory over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes on Friday.

“Poor shooting plagued us for most of the game,” LL-H head coach Jack Johnson said. “We were able to close the gap to 1 point toward the end of the third.  However, Yon was able to bank a running three from 30 feet which shifted the momentum.”

Wakefield-Marinesco 10 7 15 12 — 45

Lake Linden-Hubbell 8 7 13 8 — 35

WAKEFIELD (45): Tarro10, Ahonen 7, Yon 21, Hewitt 2, LaMaide 4.

LAKE LINDEN (35): Corrigan 3, Baccus 11, Ghazale 6, Hendrickson 10 Wagner 4.

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