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Roundup: Chassell boys start fast for road win

BARAGA – A hot start and strong finish got Chassell its second win of the season and first road win in a 57-42 Copper Country Conference triumph over Baraga Tuesday.

The Panthers scored 20 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, and after Baraga closed to within two at the half, pulled away a second time after the break to ice the victory.

“They were better in all areas,” Baraga coach Scott Artley said. “They had a good balance scoring.”

Chassell (2-16, 2-7 CCC) had four players in double figures. Jordan LaTendresse scored 13 and Branden Barnes, Zach Cherubini and Jake Tuomi all had 11.

For Baraga (5-12, 4-4 CCC), Zac Owens scored 11 and Austin Smith 10.

Chassell is off until next Tuesday’s regular season finale at Lake Linden-Hubbell. Baraga plays at Watersmeet Friday.

Chassell 20 7 13 17 — 57

Baraga 12 13 7 10 — 42

Chassell — Branden Barnes 11, Zach Cherubini 11, Kyle Stromer 8, Jordan LaTendresse 13, Jake Tuomi 11, Lars Daavettila 3; FT: 15-23; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: none.

Baraga — Jonah Goodreau 2, Brendan Varline 4, Austin Smith 10, Dillion Huckstaedt 8, Zac Owens 11, Lucas Coffey 2, Chaz Forcia 3, Steven Hadden 2; FT: 6-13; Fouls: 20; Fouled out: none; Technical foul: Goodreau; 3-point field goals: Smith 1, Huckstaedt 1, Owens 1, Forcia 1.

L’Anse 81, Ontonagon 40

L’ANSE – L’Anse achieved its highest offensive output of the year in a non-league rout of Ontonagon.

A 29-point second quarter and 45-21 halftime lead put this one out of reach early.

L’Anse used its bench thoroughly against an Ontonagon squad that dressed just six players, as 11 of 12 listed Hornets scored and nine had at least five points.

Jacob Ostermeyer was L’Anse’s leading scorer with 14 points.

Mitch Borseth drilled four threes and had 20 points to lead the Gladiators.

L’Anse (14-4) plays at Hancock next Tuesday for a share of the WestPAC title. Ontonagon falls to 4-13 ahead of a trip to Jeffers Friday.

Ontonagon 10 11 11 8 – 40

L’Anse 16 29 16 20 – 81

Ontonagon – Tony Roberts 5, Mitch Borseth 20, Taylor Beaudry 6, Alex Ashley 7, Aaron Dean 2; FT: 5-13; Fouls: 8; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Roberts 1, Borseth 4, Beaudry 2.

L’Anse – Ryan LaBerge 7, Raymond Miron 8, Daniel Perrow 7, Jonny Magaraggia 2, Jonny DesLaurier 10, Cody Clement 5, Jacob Ostermeyer 14, Keith Denomie 4, Brett Mattson 6, Jimmy Veker 12, Levi Hoskins 6; FT: 5-9; Fouls: 11; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: LaBerge 1, Perrow 1, DesLaurier 1, Clement 1, Ostermeyer 2.

Hancock 44,

Dollar Bay 35

HANCOCK – Hancock stayed in the winner’s circle despite the unavailability of leading scorer Alex Almquist, holding off a scrappy Dollar Bay squad Tuesday.

Almquist suffered an injury in Friday’s game at Ontonagon.

“We didn’t change much up other than we had some of our best ball movement all year and managed to finish just enough plays,” Hancock coach Curtis Wittenberg said.

The Bulldogs couldn’t get too comfortable, though, as they had modest leads of 25-19 at half and 37-26 after three quarters.

Chief in picking up the slack for Hancock (12-5) were guards Jared Peryam and Matt Yao. Both had 12 points and two treys.

For the Bays (1-16), Carl Kangas had a team-best nine in a balanced scoring effort.

Hancock travels to West Iron County in WestPAC play Friday, while the Bays are off until hosting Republic-Michigamme Feb. 27.

Dollar Bay 12 7 7 9 – 35

Hancock 14 11 12 7 – 44

Dollar Bay – Nate Tervo 3, Carl Kangas 9, Steven Joyal 8, Alex Provoast 4, Cameron Ringler 7, Tom Autio 2, Justin Rogan 2; FT: 3-3; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Tervo 1, Joyal 2, Ringler 1.

Hancock – Jared Peryam 12, Matt Yao 12, Riley Engman 7, Chad Raasio 5, Spencer Silvola 6, Sean Patchin 2; FT: 1-9; Fouls: 9; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Peryam 2, Yao 2, Engman 1.

Ewen-Trout Creek 57,

Watersmeet 51

WATERSMEET – The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers came out fast on Tuesday night as they built up a 17 point halftime lead in their 57-51 win over Watersmeet.

The win was E-TC’s first Porcupine Mountain Conference victory of the season.

While holding the Nimrods to just 17 points over the first two quarters, The Panthers hit four 3-pointers in pushing out their halftime lead.

“They jumped on us early and often,” said Watersmeet coach George Peterson III. “We didn’t have an answer for them. They buried us at halftime.”

Watersmeet made a third quarter run, closing the gap to just three points before the final stanza.

The Panthers were able to hold off Watersmeet and eventually ice the lead with free throws.

E-TC (1-3, 4-14) will have a week off before hosting Wakefield-Marenisco on Tuesday. Watersmeet (2-3, 9-7) will return to action Friday playing host to Baraga.

Ewen-TC 15 19 6 17 – 57

Watersmeet 7 10 20 14 – 51

E-TC – Landon Maki 5, Andy Meverden 11, Nick Hearns 4, Alan Goll 6, John Berglund 12, Jaek Winenen 6, Wayne Brown 10. Fouls: 11, Fouled out: none, FT: 8-12, 3-point field goals: Maki 1, Meverden 2, Berglund 2, Goll 2.

Watersmeet – Michael McGrath 11, Rondell McKinney 2, Israel Bolton 3, Ryan Bain 7, Damen Baldwin 18, Kevin Stevens 8, Kane Williams 2; Fouls: 16, FT: 3-6, Fouled out: None. 3-point field goals: Bolton 1, Bain 1, Baldwin 4.