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MSHS leaves Westwood with victory

Birthday girl Viitala leads Redettes with 15 points in win

December 18, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

ISHPEMING - With four players scoring in double figures, the Marquette Senior High School basketball Redettes defeated host Westwood, 56-36, in a non-conference game Monday.

Hunter Viitala led MSHS with 15 points. Shayla Huebner and Morgan Seibert added 11 apiece, while Lydia Kurian chipped in 10 for Marquette (4-2).

Kurian also hauled down 11 rebounds.

"We had a balanced team effort on Hunter's birthday," MSHS head coach Ben Smith said. "Lizzie Kurian did not play (after an elbow in the face Friday), so we needed a solid effort from all and we got it."

The Patriots (1-4) - outscored 16-5 in the second quarter - got 11 points and six rebounds from Elizabeth Dauphinais-VanBuren.

"They outrebounded us on the offensive glass," Westwood first-year head coach Kurt Corcoran said. "We'd force them to take a bad shot, but couldn't get the defensive rebound.

"It didn't help that we got to the free throw line only six times, either," he added, with the Patriots getting outscored 11-2 at the stripe.

Marquette won the junior varsity game, 63-33.

Baraga 44,

Ewen-Trout Creek 37

BARAGA - Rebecca Larson and the Baraga Lady Vikings put visiting Ewen-Trout Creek in a hole it couldn't escape from Monday, riding a 10-point first-quarter lead to a non-league victory.

Larson scored 10 of her 15 points in the first eight minutes as the Lady Vikings took an 18-8 lead. E-TC perked up after that but could not make a significant dent in the margin.

Baraga, now 2-3, got nine additional points from Jenna Heikkinen. Both she and Larson made a pair of 3-pointers apiece.

Both teams are in action on the road tonight, E-TC at Jeffers and Baraga at Hancock.


Rep.-Michigamme 46,

Dollar Bay 37

REPUBLIC - Getting 10 points and 13 rebounds from 6-foot-6 junior center Jonatan Lygdman Monday night, Republic-Michigamme beat visiting Dollar Bay in a non-conference encounter.

Marcus Antilla added 10 points and David Simula nine as coach Bill Radcliffe's Hawks improved to 1-2 on the season.

"Having a big guy (like Lygdman) in the middle sure helps out," Radcliffe said, adding his team outrebounded Dollar Bay, 34-13. "He was a presence tonight."

R-M took a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and held a 26-10 advantage at the half over the Bays (0-4).

"Dollar Bay used a 2-3 zone and I ran a 1-3-1 offense," the R-M coach said. "We were real patient, moved the ball around and got good, quality shots."

Tom Dunstan popped in 20 points for the Bays.



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