NLL champs crowned

Dennis Grall | Daily Press Sky Carrick of Brimley Ojibwe Charter beats Haley Warner (22) of Kinross Maplewood Baptist to the ball and saves it from going out of bounds in the fourth quarter Saturday at Hannahville in the Northern Lights League championship game. Referee John Buckley of Escanaba watches. Ojibwe won 46-43 to claim the school’s first championship trophy.

HANNAHVILLE — Maplewood Baptist of Kinross retained the boys championship while the girls finished second in the Northern Lights League basketball tournament here Saturday.

The Maplewood boys defeated Mackinac Island 48-43 as Jonah Bailey scored 21 points and Isaiah May added 15 for the Black Bears.

Christian Syburski led Mac Island with 18 points and Nicholas Davis added 17.

Top-seeded Maplewood defeated Beaver Island in the semifinals. Mac Island stopped Ojibwe in the semis.

Brimley Ojibwe Charter girls won the first championship in the school’s history by edging Maplewood 46-43 in Saturday’s opener.

Amea Miller sent Ojibwe ahead 43-41 with 1:37 left, then Lily Parish went coast-to-coast for a layup with 1:13 remaining to send the Eagles ahead 45-41. After Ellie Bell hit a layup for Maplewood with 37 seconds to go, Malorie Parish hit one free throw and the Eagles rebounded the missed second free throw to secure the win.

Parish had 20 points for Ojibwe and Malorie Parish added 13 points. Grace May led Maplewood with 23 points and Bell had 11 points.

The third-seeded Ojibwe girls defeated Mackinac Island and Hannahville Nah Tah Wash 35-26 to reach the finals. No. 1 seed Maplewood defeated Munising Baptist in the semifinals.


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