ROUNDUP: Chassell, Ontonagon lose
PANTHERS BOYS FALL TO EAGLES
CHASSELL — The Chassell Panthers boys basketball team dropped its second game of the season, falling to the Stephenson Eagles, 62-50.
Eli Danison paced the Panthers with 15 points.
The Panthers had two more players in double figures as Oliver Campell had 11, and Kalvin Kytta had 10.
The Panthers hit the floor at home Tuesday when they host Watersmeet at 6 p.m.
GLADIATORS LOSE TO SPEEDBOYS
ONTONAGON — The Ontonogan Gladiators boys basketball team opened their basketball season with a 57-45 loss to the visiting Bessemer Speedboys on Thursday.
The Speedboys had the hot hand in the first two quarters sinking seven triples to make it a 34-19 lead at halftime.
“We were just a little slow on our rotations and they made it hurt by not missing many from outside,” said Gladiators’ coach Brittney Turin-Jilbert. “I thought we just seemed a little flustered offensively, especially the first half with some first game jitters. We finally settled in the second half, but the deficit was too much for us to come back from.”
The Gladiators’ best quarters were the second and fourth where they scored 16 points. However, it was too little too late.
“Jack Nelson did a good job stepping up and leading us in the scoring column with 18 points,” Turin-Jilbert added. “I give my kids credit, though, as they fought to the end.”
The Gladiators are back in action Monday night as they travel to face Watersmeet. Opening tip is set for 7:15 p.m.