Seppanen scores 35, but Bays win wild one
DOLLAR BAY – On a wild evening in Dollar Bay, Shelby Seppanen of Jeffers scored more points than any local player has in a single game in more than three seasons, and it still wasn’t enough to overcome a Bays squad that made 13 three-pointers.
The final was Dollar Bay 73, Jeffers 66. Seppanen scored 35 points, a figure unsurpassed since Maria Almquist racked up 38 for Hancock in a Class D regional semifinal game against Bark River-Harris on March 9, 2010. She had at least six in each quarter and 12 in the second frame alone.
“Everything Shelby put in the air went in,” DB coach Steve Krahling said.
His own team appeared to have nearly the same magic. Carli Daavettila had a team-best 21 points, all from seven triples. Sister Julia had 16 more points, as four Bays scored in double figures.
“Carli came up big, as did Jamie (Sertich) with the 3-point shots. Our younger girls came up big in he third when Julia was on the bench with four fouls,” Krahling said.
Dollar Bay held a 41-33 lead at the half, and though the Jets closed to within three after three quarters at 52-49, the Bays poured in 21 more points to finish it off.
Sertich added 17 points and Meagan Kangas 11 for DB (2-1, 2-0 CCC). The Bays play their next eight games on the road, starting Friday in Ontonagon.
Jeffers, which falls to 1-3, 0-1 in the CCC, also got 13 points from Alexa Clouthier and 11 from Haley Makela. The Jets host Calumet Friday.
Jeffers 20 13 18 15 — 66
Dollar Bay 18 23 11 21 — 73
Jeffers — Haley Makela 11, Alexa Clouthier 13, Lindsey Johnson 2, Shelby Seppanen 35, Eden Klemett 2, Karen Pietila 2, Shania Nixon 1; FT: 11-22; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Clouthier 2, Seppanen 3.
Dollar Bay — Victoria Cichosz 3, Julia Daavettila 16, Carli Daavettila 21, Ciarra Shelp 2, Jamie Sertich 17, Meagan Kangas 11, Elisha Houle 3; FT: 12-19; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: C. Daavettila 7, J. Daavettila 3, Sertich 2, Houle 1.
Baraga 41, Chassell 33
BARAGA – Baraga built itself a 10-point halftime lead and made the most of almost all of it, holding on for a win in Copper Country Conference play Tuesday.
“Our bench played real well. We had girls come off the bench that played tenacious defense,” Baraga coach Daryl Putala said, noting Tori Rasanen was particularly effective.
Baraga scored 17 points in the second quarter to take control of the game, but the visiting Panthers made a run, closing to within three midway through the fourth. The Lady Vikings, however, made enough free throws to close out the win and earn their first win of the season.
Melissa Putala overcame early foul trouble to lead all scorers with 15 points, while Jackie Wadaga canned four treys and totaled 14 points before exiting with an injury.
For Chassell, Kirsten Daavettila had 10 points, including a pair of threes. The Panthers fall to 2-2, 0-1 in the CCC. Chassell is at Lake Linden-Hubbell Friday.
Baraga, now 1-3 (1-2 CCC), is at rival L’Anse Friday night.
Chassell 6 7 13 7 – 33
Baraga 6 17 8 10 – 41
Chassell – Kirsten Daavettila 10, Sara Kilpela 8, Macy Holombo 4, Madeline Huhta 4, Julia Pietila 4, Karli Michaels 3; FT: 3-7; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Michaels 1, Daavettila 2, Kilpela 2, Holombo 1.
Baraga – Melissa Putala 15, Jackie Wadaga 14, Audrey Barrett 6, Jenna Heikkinen 2, Shayla Mayo 2, Tori Rasanen 2; FT: 7-13; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Wadaga 4.
Ontonagon 59, Lake Linden-Hubbell 45
ONTONAGON – Ontonagon remains perfect in the standings and refining its game on the floor after a 14-point home win over LL-H in CCC play.
The Glads jumped out to a 31-14 lead at the half, though coach Dick Franti was concerned about the second half, which LL-H carried 31-28.
“Brooke had a real good first half and Hope Pintar, as well. We hit the boards pretty hard and I think we were able to get some putbacks,” he said.
Turin finished with 26 points to lead all scorers, including the Glads’ only three. Pintar, with 10 points, and Lori Wardynski (13) also reached double figures.
Ontonagon, now 3-0 (2-0 CCC), hosts Dollar Bay Friday night.
For LL-H, Erin Gast was leading scorer with 15. Alexa Destrampe added 14. The Lakes (2-2, 0-1 CCC) host Chassell Friday.
LL-Hubbell 10 4 14 17 – 45
Ontonagon 16 15 15 13 – 59
Lake Linden-Hubbell – Kyleigh Audette 3, Erin Gast 15, Sarah Audette 5, Abby Sutherland 8, Alexa Destrampe 14; FT: 6-15; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Gast 1.
Ontonagon – Natalie Silver 4, Molly Domitrovich 1, Brooke Turin 26, Kori Wiesinger 2, Lori Wardynski 13, Bradee Pollard 1, Hope Pintar 10, Rebecca Karttunen 2; FT: 12-26; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Turin 1.