Wykons spring upset, Hancock holds

IRON RIVER – Emilie Christensen’s 26 points led all scorers in West Iron County’s 68-54 win over Calumet in a girls’ WestPAC basketball contest.

Kylee Erickson added 16 points, and Alexis Golfis chipped in 10 more for the Wykons, whose victory handed sole possession of the league to Houghton.

“We took care of the ball and did a good job on attacking,” Wykons coach Mike Dallavalle said. “We’ve been working on the glass – that made a big difference.

“It seemed like we really just wanted to move around and find open people. We were not forcing a lot of shots or making poor shot decisions. It was making the extra pass and using the inside game to attack the basket and hit the open shooter shooter on the outside.”

Calumet (13-4, 5-3 WestPAC)?closed to within seven points of the Wykons in the fourth quarter, but West Iron doubled the Copper Kings 14-7 the rest of the way. Golfis scored all 10 of her points after halftime, including five in the final frame with a big triple too.

Dallavalle said shutting down Calumet’s outside game was key.

“They had nine points from the outside early,” he said. “We did a better job of switching on screens and contesting shots.”

Calumet’s backcourt was hurt by Terra Erkkila’s absence (family concerns) and Clara Loukus’ illness.

Lexie Rowe’s 16 points led Calumet, which dropped to 13-4.

West Iron’s JVs fell 52-32.

The Wykons (9-9, 3-4) host L’Anse Monday.

Calumet 15 17 10 12 – 54

West Iron 17 16 15 20 – 68

Calumet – Rowe 16, Lasanen 13, Budreau 10, Djerf 7, Westcott 4, Baranowski 3, Bjorn 2. FT: 13-21; FG:?18-56; 3-point field goals:?Lasanen 2, Baranowski 1, Bjorn 1.

West Iron County – Christiansen 26, Erickson 16, Golfis 10, Miatech 9, Rasmussen 4, Pellizzer 3. FT: 14-26; FG:?24-55; 3-point field goals:?Golfis 2, Erickson 2.

Hancock 39, Jeffers 35

HANCOCK – Quincy Lorenzetti held the line on the offensive end until her Hancock teammates could get going Thursday and together they claimed a non-league win over Jeffers.

“Quincy Lorenzetti stepped up and played a tremendous game for us tonight. We came out real sluggish and she basically kept us in the game on the offensive end,” Hancock coach Jack Johnson said.

Lorenzetti scored all but one of her team’s 15 first-half points, going 6-for-9 from the field in the half. She finished with a game-high 18 points.

The Bulldogs, who led 15-11 at the half, had 12 points in each of the next two quarters and went 9-for-22 from the field but still had to withstand a late Jeffers run led by Kelsey Heinonen, who scored 14 points, including four treys all in the final quarter.

“I felt that we hung on. Jeffers made a nice run in the fourth quarter,” Johnson said.

Taylor Mattson added 11 for Hancock (6-12), which won the JV game and plays at Houghton Monday.

Jeffers falls to 3-16 ahead of its regular season finale at Lake Linden-Hubbell Monday.

Jeffers 9 2 7 17 – 35

Hancock 7 8 12 12 – 39

Jeffers – Stephanie Fraki 3, Abbie Rajala 5, Shelby Seppanen 5, Maria Halonen 7, Kelsey Heinonen 14, Gabby Kyllonen 1; FT: 3-7; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Fraki 1, Rajala 1, Seppanen 1, Halonen 1, Heinonen 4.

Hancock – Taylor Mattson 11, Lily Williams 4, Molly Berg 2, Quincy Lorenzetti 18, Kirsten Berg 4; FT: 7-10; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Lorenzetti 2.

Chassell 34,

Watersmeet 29

CHASSELL – Chassell sent its one senior, Jamie Dompier, out in style with a non-league win over Watersmeet in its home finale.

“They played well as a team, and I felt they did a great job of rebounding on the offense and getting the second and third shot,” coach Brandi Hainault said.

The Panthers got 19 points from Dompier and 10 from Kirsten Daavettila.

Chassell led 11-4 after a quarter and basically held the lead from there to the finish.

The Panthers (10-7) play at Ontonagon Monday night.

Watersmeet 4 8 5 12 – 29

Chassell 11 9 6 8 – 34

Watersmeet – Michaela Burke 13, Lauren Ryskey 5, Frannie Zelinski 9, Jazzmyn McGeshick 2; FT: 6-10; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Burke 1.

Chassell – Jamie Dompier 19, Karli Michaels 3, Kirsten Daavettila 10, Hannah Tuomi 2; FT: 3-11; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Daavettila 2, Michaels 1.