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Lakes belt Bays boys

DOLLAR BAY – Lake Linden-Hubbell retained the Torch Trophy in style, dominating neighbor Dollar Bay 73-27 to run its record to 11-0 and 7-0 in the Copper Country Conference.

The Lakes had three players in double figures, led by Brett Poissant’s 16. Lucas Klein chipped in 14 and Tyler Roose 12.

“We handled the pressure Lake Linden threw at us in the first quarter,” Dollar Bay coach Jesse Kentala said. “Poor offensive execution and turnovers led to transition points for Lake Linden.”

The Lakes led 45-17 at the half as DB had 13 points in the first eight minutes, but amassed just 14 over the next three frames.

Carl Kangas led DB with 13 points before fouling out. The 0-10 Bays are at Jeffers Tuesday night.

LL-H hosts Republic-Michigamme on Tuesday.

LL-Hubbell 23 22 17 9 – 73

Dollar Bay 13 4 5 5 – 27

Lake Linden-Hubbell – Trevor Ongie 9, Cole Beauchamp 8, Trent Ambuehl 3, Luke Monette 2, Brett Poissant 16, Tyler Roose 12, Lucas Klein 14, Charlie Heckel 2, Ryan Knoll 7; FT: 10-15; Fouls: 7; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Ongie 1, Poissant 1, Roose 1.

Dollar Bay – Nate Tervo 5, Carl Kangas 13, Steven Joyal 2, Cameron Ringler 7; FT: 1-5; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: Kangas; 3-point field goals: Tervo 1, Ringler 1.

Hancock 68, Chassell 43

CHASSELL – Hancock’s nine first-half threes were more than enough for a non-league win at Chassell Friday.

The Bulldogs led 44-19 at the half after scoring 28 points in the second quarter.

Chad Raasio and Jared Peryam drilled three triples apiece in the second period alone.

“We came in with the plan of containing the outside and taking our chances with the three,” Chassell coach Bill Sleeman said. “We played them even for the second half but could not make up any ground.”

Meanwhile, Alex Almquist provided steady production inside and outside, with two triples and eight points in the first quarter, then six points in each of the next two for a game-high 20 points on the evening.

Zach Cherubini had 11 and Branden Barnes 10 (with six steals, seven rebounds and several blocks) for the Panthers (1-10).

Hancock, for which the freshman Raasio finished with 13, takes a 9-3 record and eight-game win streak into a WestPAC game at L’Anse next Friday.

Hancock 16 28 11 13 – 68

Chassell 6 13 11 13 – 43

(Complete box score not available)

Jeffers 63,

Watersmeet 46

PAINESDALE – Holding the visiting Nimrods to just two third-quarter points was key as Jeffers cleared the .500 mark.

The Jets led 33-29 at the half, but coach Duane Snell called for more intensity on the back end and got it.

“We challenged the kids to step it up at halftime and they didn’t disappoint,” he said.

Jeffers’ 17-2 margin in the frame proved decisive.

Also very helpful was a career-high 20 points from Myles Rajala.

“He’s putting them back up and he’s posting up when we get the ball to him. He’s playing with a lot of confidence and the kids have confidence in him,” Snell said.

Alex Outinen kicked 18 for the 6-5 Jets, who host Dollar Bay Tuesday.

Ryan Bain’s 17 led the Nimrods.

Watersmeet 19 10 2 15 – 46

Jeffers 14 19 17 13 – 63

Watersmeet – Michael McGrath 8, Israel Bolton 8, Ryan Bain 17, Damen Baldwin 2, Kevin Stevens 11; FT: 12-14; Fouls: 20; Fouled out: Stevens; 3-point field goals: Bain 4.

Jeffers – Alex Outinen 18, Tanner Nicholas 1, Zachary Nicholas 9, Brant Ryynanen 6, Myles Rajala 20, Travis Lompre 6, Christopher Outinen 3; FT: 12-19; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: A. Outinen 3, Z. Nicholas 1, C. Outinen 1.

L’Anse 64,

Ewen-Trout Creek 40

L’ANSE – L’Anse got the consistent offensive production all night to drive past Ewen-Trout Creek Friday.

Seventeen points in each of the first three quarter gave the host Purple Hornets a 51-28 lead turning for home.

L’Anse (8-4) had five players scored at least eight points in the effort, led by Jimmy Veker’s 19. Cody Clement added 10 for the Hornets, who host rival Baraga Tuesday.

E-TC, which plays at Ontonagon Tuesday, falls to 2-9 despite 11 points from Lane Brown.

Ewen-TC 8 9 11 12 – 40

L’Anse 17 17 17 13 – 64

Ewen-Trout Creek – Tanner Driesenga 2, Andy Meverden 1, Nick Hearns 8, John Berglund 3, Jacob Moilanen 8, Alan Goll 4, Mike Boro 3, Lane Brown 11; FT: 4-11; Fouls: 21; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Berglund 1, Goll 1.

L’Anse – Raymond Miron 3, Daniel Perrow 8, Jonny DesLaurie 6, Cody Clement 10, Jacob Ostermeyer 8, Keith Denomie 9, Vincent Pellikan 1, Jimmy Veker 17, Levi Hoskins 1; FT: 18-29; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: DesLaurie 1.

Ironwood 62,

Ontonagon 30

IRONWOOD – Ontonagon, dressing six players, didn’t have enough to run with the U.P.’s No. 3 team Friday.

The 11-1 Red Devils, who led 30-6 after a quarter, got 15 points and 19 rebounds from Jacob DiGiorgio, in addition to 14 points from Adam Mackey and 13 from Denver Sharrow. Sharrow scored all his points in the first frame and Mackey had nine in limited action.

For Ontonagon, Taylor Beaudry had a team-high nine.

The Gladiators (2-8) host county rival Ewen-Trout Creek Tuesday night.

Ontonagon 6 3 11 10 – 30

Ironwood 30 9 17 6 – 62

Ontonagon – Tony Roberts 2, Kyle Karttunen 6, Mitchell Borseth 5, Taylor Beaudry 9, Alex Ashley 8. FTs: 7-11. Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Borseth 1.

Ironwood – Denver Sharrow 13, Blayne Anderson 2, Adam Mackey 14, Jon Erickson 4, Colin Clausen 4, Bryant Rowe 4, Jacob DiGiorgio 15, Taylor Killam 4, Jared Sobolewski 2. FTs: 6-7. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Mackey 2, Sharrow 2.

Republic-Mich. 50,

Baraga 42

REPUBLIC?- The Hawks matched their highest win total in at least eight years by improving to 4-6 with their third win over a future Copper Country Conference opponent this season.

R-M jumped out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter before the Vikings whittled it to 31-28 entering the fourth.

“In the fourth quarter, Baraga started to press and we broke it and got some easy baskets,” Hawks coach Bill Radcliffe said.

Marcus Antilla led R-M scorers with 15 points, while fellow junior Philip Koski added 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

Baraga (2-9) had the game’s leading scorer, Brendan Varline, who had 17 points. Teammate Zac Owens chipped in with 12.

Baraga 5 8 15 14 – 42

Republic 14 8 9 19 – 50

Baraga – Jonah Goodreau 6, Brandon?Varline 17, Dillion Huckstaedt 5, Zac Owens 12, Lucas Coffey 2; FT:?12-15; 3-point field goals:?Goodreau 1, Hueckstaedt 1, Owens 2.

Republic-Michigamme – Simula 4, Kangas 8, Schultz 3, Carlson 8, Antilla 15, Koski 12; FT:?11-22; 3-point field goals:?Kangas 2, Schultz 1.