L’Anse boys make quick work of rivalry game

L’ANSE – L’Anse held its rival to 10 first-half points and cruised to a season sweep in a make-up boys’ basketball game over Baraga.

Ten Hornets scored in the 60-36 triumph, led by 17 from point guard Ryan LaBerge.

“Our full-court defensive pressure created turnovers. We got some easy baskets off of them,” L’Anse coach Mike Ostermeyer said.

By the half the Hornets were up 28-10, and though Baraga got some offense after the break, the Hornets still outscored the Vikings in the last two quarters.

Jimmy Veker added 11 points for L’Anse (10-4), which travels to unbeaten Lake Linden-Hubbell Friday.

Baraga falls to 3-10 despite 16 points from Zac Owens. The Vikings play at Hancock tonight.

Baraga 8 2 10 16 — 36

L’Anse 14 14 15 17 — 60

Baraga — Jonah Goodreau 5, Brenden Varline 6, Stephan Hadden 7, Dillon Huckstaedt 2, Zac Owens 16; FT: 5-5; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Hadden 1, Owens 2.

L’Anse — Ryan LaBerge 17, Raymond Miron 3, Daniel Perrow 6, Jonny DesLaurie 3, Cody Clement 3, Jacob Ostermeyer 5, Keith Denomie 5, Vincent Pellikan 5, Jimmy Veker 11, Levi Hoskins 2; FT: 11-18; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: LaBerge 1, Perrow 1, Ostermeyer 1.

Ishpeming 74,

Houghton 59

ISHPEMING – The Gremlins fell victim to a career night from Ishpeming’s Derek DeCaire, who scored 33 points in the Hematites’ non-league win.

“He really could not miss throughout the game. It was just a great individual performance for him,” Houghton coach Jared Lawson said.

DeCaire had 17 points in the third quarter alone as the hosts pulled away with a 23-12 advantage in the frame after taking a 31-22 lead into halftime.

Ishpeming shot 30-of-58 against Houghton’s zone defense.

Trent Keteri led the Gremlins with 18 points. Nate Gockenbach added 17 and Eero Niemela 12.

Houghton (8-4) is back in action tonight at Jeffers.

Houghton 11 11 12 25 – 59

Ishpeming 13 18 23 20 – 74

Houghton – Trent Keteri 18, Ben Collaer 2, Eero Niemela 12, Sam Bethancourt 2, Nate Gockenbach 17, Ri Chen 3, Manjere Hungwe 3, Sean Hyslop 2; FT: 7-11; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Keteri 5, Niemela 3, Gockenbach 3, Hungwe 1.

Ishpeming – Alex Briones 8, Hakkarinen 7, Laurin 6, Zhulkie 16, Corp 2, Thornton 2, DeCaire 33; FT: 8-15; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Briones 1, Hakkarinen 1, Zhulkie 1, DeCaire 3.

Calumet 61,

Ontonagon 28

ONTONAGON – A rough shooting night in the face of Calumet’s tenacious defense led to a lopsided home loss for the Gladiators Monday.

“Their pressure bothered us, but we shot 20 percent from the floor tonight and 20 percent from the free throw line. Some of it was due to their defense and some of it was we couldn’t buy a basket tonight,” Ontonagon coach Tim Nelson said.

The Glads (2-11) committed 22 turnovers.

Calumet, which led 31-8 at the half, was led by Paul Torola’s 28-point night, the senior’s second-best of the year. His top output, 31, came in the first game Calumet played against Ontonagon in December.

The Copper Kings (9-4) travel to Chassell tonight.

Ontonagon, which got 11 from Mitchell Borseth, is off until a trip to Dollar Bay Friday.

Calumet 16 15 14 16 — 61

Ontonagon 4 4 7 13 — 28

Calumet — Russ Bjorn 4, Josh O’Dell 4, Chad Helppi 2, Paul Torola 28, Jack Hyrkas 5, Nate Pieti 2, Nathan Perreault 4, Jake Pieti 8, Jordan Johnson 4; FT: 13-21; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: none.

Ontonagon — Tony Roberts 2, Kyle Karttunen 8, Mitchell Borseth 11, Taylor Beaudry 3, Alex Ashley 4; FT: 3-15; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Borseth 3.