Lakes junior Roose named CCC MVP

HOUGHTON – Lake Linden-Hubbell junior Tyler Roose was named most valuable player in Copper Country Conference boys’ basketball coaches’ voting released Thursday.

Roose averaged 15.3 points per game for the Lakes, who swept through the CCC unbeaten, winning all 10 of their league games by at least 19 points. The season also earned Jack Kumpula coach of the year recognition for the second straight year.

Teammate Brett Poissant, a senior forward, was named to the first team after posting a 15.4-point average and being an imposing force inside.

Runner-up Jeffers had two first-teamers. Senior guard Alex Outinen averaged 15.3 points, while junior forward Brant Ryynanen averaged nine.

Ontonagon’s two first teamers were forward Kyle Karttunen, a senior who averaged 9.1, and Tony Soumis, who had an average of 14.8 before a season-ending injury.

Baraga’s Zach Owens completes the top group after averaging 11.2 points in his senior season.

Five players from five teams were picked for the All-CCC second team: Dollar Bay senior Carl Kangas, LL-H senior Luke Monette, Chassell senior Jordan LaTendresse, Jeffers junior Zach Nicholas and Baraga senior Dillion Huckstaedt.

Myles Rajala of Jeffers, Mitchell Borseth of Ontonagon and Cameron Ringler of Dollar Bay received honorable mention.