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Outinen’s three wins it for Jets in double overtime

BARAGA – Jeffers called upon Christopher Outinen from long distance and he dialed up a double-overtime winner for the Jets Tuesday in Baraga.

The senior guard connected at the buzzer from 28 feet as Jeffers edged Baraga 61-60 in a thriller.

“It was a battle. It was a heck of a game. Both teams really played hard and they made one more play than we did,” Baraga coach Scott Artley said.

Baraga, behind a game-high 20 points from Dillon Huckstaedt, had a two-point edge with about nine seconds to play before Outinen’s shot.

Baraga rallied in the second half to tie the game at 47 at the end of regulation and force only the second overtime game involving a local boys’ team this year.

Brother Alex Outinen led Jeffers with 19 points before fouling out.

Zachary Nicholas kicked in 18, including four of the Jets’ nine threes.

Jeffers finishes the regular season 11-9, 8-2 in the CCC. They’ll host the Class D district tournament and face Ontonagon or Dollar Bay a week from Wednesday in the semifinals.

Baraga (5-13, 4-5) also got 14 from Zac Owens and 10 from Austin Smith. The Vikings host Ontonagon Thursday.

Jeffers 7 18 9 13 7 7 — 61

Baraga 11 12 10 14 7 6 — 60

Jeffers — Alex Outinen 19, Zach Nicholas 18, Brant Ryynanen 13, Myles Rajala 2, Travis Lompre 2, Christopher Outinen 5, Wesley?Jeter-Hughes 2; FT: 8-19; Fouls: 29; Fouled out: Wesky, Lompre, A. Outinen, Rajala; 3-point field goals: A. Outinen 2, Nicholas 4, Ryynanen 2, C. Outinen 1.

Baraga — Jonah Goodreau 3, Harley Lindemann 2, Brendan Varline 7, Austin Smith 10, Dillon Huckstaedt 20, Zac Owens 14, Chaz Forcia 4; FT: 17-31; Fouls: 20; Fouled out: Huckstaedt; 3-point field goals: Smith 1, Huckstaedt 1, Owens 1, Forcia 1.

Lake Linden-Hubbell 63, Chassell 44

LAKE LINDEN – The Lakes ensured an unbeaten run through the Copper Country Conference for the second straight season by downing Chassell Tuesday.

LL-H (16-3, 10-0 CCC) carried a 36-16 lead into the half and rolled in from there.

Brett Poissant posted another double-double, this time with 17 points (on 6-of-9 shooting) and 10 rebounds, game highs in both categories. Luke Monette added 15 points and Tyler Roose 12.

For Chassell (2-17, 1-9), three players scored in double figures. Jordan LaTendresse had 12 points and nine boards, while Branden Barnes and Zach Cherubini put in 11 points apiece.

The Panthers have completed their regular season and await a rematch with the Lakes Monday in the first round of the Class D districts at Painesdale.

LL-H still has one more regular season game on the schedule, Thursday at Hancock.

Chassell 10 6 14 14 44

LL-Hubbell 16 20 11 16 63

Chassell Branden Barnes 11, Lars Daavettila 2, Zach Cherubini 11, Kyle Stromer 2, Jordan LaTendresse 12, Jake Tuomi 6; FT: 5-10; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Barnes 1.

Lake Linden-Hubbell Trevor Ongie 2, Cole Beauchamp 3, Trent Ambuehl 4, Luke Monette 15, Cody Kunnari 4, Brett Poissant 17, Tyler Roose 12, Konrad Klein 4, Ryan Knoll 2; FT: 5-12; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: Beauchamp; 3-point field goals: Beauchamp 1, Monette 2, Poissant 1.

Watersmeet 50, Ontonagon 42

ONTONAGON – A third quarter in which the Gladiators did not score from the field proved their downfall in a non-league game Tuesday.

Ontonagon had just three free throws in the third quarter, allowing the Nimrods to turn a 26-22 halftime lead into an insurmountable 37-25 deficit with a quarter to go.

“We had plenty of open looks and we just couldn’t convert,” Ontonagon coach Tim Nelson said.

The Glads closed to within five in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t avoid a fall to 4-15 overall.

Kyle Karttunen and Taylor Beaudry co-led Ontonagon with 11 points, while Alex Ashley added 10.

Israel Bolton led all scorers with 17 Nimrod points, including three treys.

Ontonagon wraps its regular season Thursday with a trip to Baraga.

Watersmeet 15 11 11 13 — 50

Ontonagon 10 12 3 17 — 42

Watersmeet — Michael McGrath 5, Rondell McKinney 3, Israel Bolton 17, Ryan Bain 13, Connor Voegtline 2, Damen Baldwin 6, Kevin Stevens 4; FT: 13-22; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Bolton 3, McKinney 1, Bain 1.

Ontonagon — Tony Roberts 4, Kyle Karttunen 11, Mitch Borseth 5, Taylor Beaudry 11, Alex Ashley 10, Aaron Dean 1; FT: 12-20; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: Karttunen, Beaudry; 3-point field goals: Borseth 1, Beaudry 1.

Wakefield-Marenisco 61, Ewen-Trout Creek 57

EWEN – The visiting Cardinals got key three-pointers to start the second half and overturned a small halftime lead to beat the Panthers.

W-M trailed 32-27 at the break, but outscored E-TC 19-8 in the third quarter, getting two key threes from Colin Gagnon and another from Tyler Cole.

“We just struggled offensively. That’s been the quarter we’ve just been terrible scoring in,” E-TC coach Brad Besonen said.

The Panthers fell behind by as many as 11 in the second half, closed back to single digits, but W-M made its free throws down the stretch.

Kevin Lane led all scorers with 23 for the visitors. Lane Brown led E-TC with 11 points before fouling out.

The Panthers (4-15, 1-4 Porcupine Mountain) play at Bessemer Thursday.

Wakefield 10 17 19 15 — 61

Ewen-TC 16 16 8 17 — 57

Wakefield-Marenisco — Kevin Lane 23, Nick Orlich 1, Tyler Cole 19, Jake Cox 2, Colin Gagnon 16; FT: 9-13; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Lane 1, Cole 2, Gagnon 3.

Ewen-Trout Creek — Zack Leskela 2, Landon Maki 10, Andy Meverden 7, Nick Hearns 8, John Berglund 6, Jacob Moilanen 4, Alan Goll 9, Lane Brown 11; FT: 5-8; Fouls: 17; Fouled out: Brown, Hearns; 3-point field goals: Maki 3, Meverden 1, Berglund 2, Goll 3, Brown 1.