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Boys basketball roundup

Ewen-Trout Creek 45, Ontonagon 43

ONTONAGON — A tough, defensive press in the opening minutes put on by the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers against the Ontonagon Gladiators proved to be too much in this Thursday night matchup. It put the Gladiators in a nine-point hole at 20-11, a hole a little too deep to climb out of. The Panthers went on to win 45-43.

“We struggled with their press the first minute and a half, and they were able to jump out on a lead on us,” said Ontonagon coach Brittany Turin-Jilbert, “but once we settled down, we were able to get right back in it.”

In the second, the Gladiators outscored the Panthers by three, 11-8, to make it a 28-22 game in favor of Ewen. While they won the fourth quarter, 15-9, the Panthers came out on top by two.

Ewen-Trout Creek’s Austin Gordon had more than half of his team’s points with 28. Carson Uotila led the Gladiators with 14.

“I thought Carson had a really big game for us inside, especially in the second half,” said Turin-Jilbert. “We stuck to our plan defensively pretty well, but our help side on Gordon driving was too late at times and he was able to get to the rim too easy.”

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Ontonagon heads to Ironwood on Tuesday.

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 53, Baraga 40

DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay-Blue Bolts continued their winning ways this week with a 53-40 victory over the Baraga Vikings on Thursday.

The Blue Bolts jumped out to a 24-8 lead and never looked back. While the Vikings outscored the Blue Bolts 14-7 in the second, a 31-22 deficit was too much for them to overcome in the second half.

Liam Tourtillott led the scoring for Blue Bolts with 18 points. Teammate Will Beaudoin followed with 16. Twelve of those points came from beyond the three point arc.

Daniel Conner was the Vikings leading scorer with 19 points.

Jeffers 75, Chassell 39

CHASSELL — The Jeffers Jets boys once again did what they do best on Thursday, and that is score points that lead to big victories. In this case it was the Chassell Panthers whom they flew past with a 75-39 win.

According to Jeffers coach John Schutz, defense and rebounding were keys to victory in the game. Offense helped as well as the Jets had three players in double figures.

Landon Larson led the scoring with 17. Matthew Schutz had 16, and Lincoln Just sunk 13.

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