Hematites upset Hornets

L’ANSE – Ishpeming took advantage of a L’Anse team having one of its worst shooting nights of the season, upsetting the U.P.-No. 3 Hornets 49-44.

“We missed lay-ups, we missed six-footers, we missed 12-to-14 footers, we got ourselves nice looks, we just couldn’t knock them down,” L’Anse coach Scott Lloyd said.

Despite the poor percentage, which Lloyd estimated at around 28 percent from the field, L’Anse led 27-24 at halftime and continued to hold the advantage until about five minutes remained.

“Ishpeming just played a lot better defense than we did,” Lloyd said.

Madi Swanson led the Hornets with 14 points, though no one else had more than seven. L’Anse (14-3) hosts Hancock in a WestPAC make-up game Wednesday night.

Jessica Spencer of the Hematites led all scorers with 18.

Ishpeming 10 14 10 15 — 49

L’Anse 14 13 8 9 — 44

Ishpeming — Jessica Spencer 18, Tammy Simula 10, Jessica Penhale 6, Kaylie Engler 6, Gabby Croley 5, Morgan Skytta 4; FT: 13-16; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: Croley; 3-point field goals: None.

L’Anse — Madi Swanson 14, Alyssa Norback 6, Abbey Hendrickson 7, Valerie Rajala 6, Kelsey Ross 6, Maddie Etelamaki 3, Lindsey Hulkonen 2; FT: 4-6; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Swanson 2, Ross 1, Etelamaki 1.

Hancock 44,

West Iron County 25

HANCOCK – The Bulldogs gave a great defensive effort Monday to put down West Iron on the road.

“We came off the bus strong. A strong team effort from the jump ball. We pushed in transition and had some success early,” Hancock coach Jack Johnson said.

The Bulldogs had a 12-8 lead after a quarter, then held WIC to just two points in the second for a 28-10 halftime lead. They prevented the Wykons from having a player with more than six points.

Hancock hit the glass hard as well, recording 13 offensive rebounds.

“We were crashing the boards pretty hard and that was a team going coming into the game,” Johnson said.

Maija Sebbas led all scorers with 13 and Taylor Pertile added nine.

Hancock (12-4, 3-3 WestPAC) has a make-up game Wednesday at L’Anse.

Hancock 12 16 7 9 — 44

West Iron 8 2 6 9 — 25

Hancock — Molly Berg 7, Quincy Lorenzetti 2, Maija Sebbas 13, Taylor Pertile 9, Taylor Mattson 3, Mackenzie Brunet 6, Taylor Nettell 4; FT: 13-20; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Pertile 1, Berg 1, Sebbas 1.

West Iron County — Alexis Golfis 6, L. Pellizzer 4, Kinner 6, C. Pellizzer 3, Miatech 6; FT: 8-17; Fouls: 20; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Golfis 1.

Baraga 59,

Ewen-Trout Creek 32

BARAGA – Baraga collected its fourth win in six games Monday behind a season-high 19 points from Jenna Heikkinen.

Heikkinen equaled a career best from December 2012 in the Lady Vikings’ fifth win of the season.

“We’re figuring things out at I think a pretty good time,” Baraga coach Daryl Putala said. “The defense, I can’t say enough. Lights out.”

Baraga held E-TC to just two second-quarter points to have a double-digit 22-11 edge at the half.

Baraga only got better from there, finishing with seven three-pointers for the game.

“We got that little inside-outside game going right now with Melissa Putala and Gabby Mayo inside nad our shooters outside and it’s paying off for us,” coach Putala said.

Ewen-TC 9 2 10 11 — 32

Baraga 11 11 17 20 — 59

Ewen-Trout Creek — Molly Niemi 22, Taylor Niemi 4, Emily Driesenga 4, Becca Warnke 2; FT: 10-17; Fouls: 12; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: M. Niemi 1.

Baraga — Jenna Heikkinen 19, Taylor Swanson 9, Tori Rasanen 8, Gabby Mayo 7, Melissa Putala 6, Audrey Barrett 5, Shayla Mayo 5; FT: 9-15; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: G. Mayo; 3-point field goals: Heikkinen 4, Barrett 1, Swanson 1, Rasanen 1.

Lake Linden-Hubbell 57, Republic-Mich. 18

LAKE LINDEN – The Lakes had no trouble with visiting Republic-Michigamme and got some different faces involved in the offense.

Julia Hendrickson (12 points) and Peyton Gast (11) provided contributions from less-heralded sources.

“We’ve been struggling offensively, and it’s good to see girls like that break out and have a good night offensively. I was happy for them,” LL-H coach Timm Gast said.

The Lakes shut the Hawks out 15-0 in the first quarter and cruised home from there.

Sarah Audette led all scorers with 15 points for LL-H (6-10), which plays at Baraga tonight.

Republic 0 8 4 6 – 18

LL-Hubbell 15 16 14 12 – 57

Republic-Michigamme – Julianne Jarvi 2, Sara DuMoulin 10, Elizabeth Kangas 6; FT: 2-4; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: none.

Lake Linden-Hubbell – Kyleigh Audette 8, Erin Gast 5, Sarah Audette 15, Carli Ongie 2, Abby Sutherland 4, Peyton Gast 11, Julia Hendrickson 12; FT: 13-17; Fouls: 7; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Audette 1.