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Esky girls fall to Kingsford, 46-35

Matt “Sweets” McCarthy | Iron Mountain Daily News Escanaba’s Anna Smith tries to dribble around Kingsford’s Brooke Kriegl (11) during Tuesday’s game at Kingsford. Looking on for the Eskymos is Bailey Barron (2).

KINGSFORD — Behind 17 points from Brooke Kriegl and 11 from sophomore Tallia Wallis, Kingsford slipped past Escanaba here Tuesday night 46-35 in a Great Northern Conference girls basketball matchup. Eskymos junior Nicole Kamin netted 16 points to lead Escanaba.

“I thought our team defense was great tonight,” Flivvers coach Lisa Harry said. “We had to keep a couple of their players in check and we did that tonight. We rebounded really well, too, and did a better job in the second half with taking care of the ball and minimizing turnovers. It was a nice team win against a conference team for us tonight.”

Escanaba, which came into the game ranked No. 5 in this weeks U.P.S.S.A. Division 1-3 poll, falls to 9-6 on the season.

Harry also noted that a lot of different girls stepped up and hit some shots, and the team is starting to shoot better overall.

Maggie Strehlow was the high rebounder with 12 rebounds and Kriegl had five steals for the Flivvers, who improve to 7-8 on the season.

Kingsford hits the road for the next two games beginning Friday night at Marquette. On Monday night, the Flivvers travel to face undefeated Menominee. The Maroons are ranked the unanimous No. 1 in this weeks U.P.S.S.A. Division 1-3 poll.

Escanaba head coach Mike Beveridge was assessed two technical fouls in the fourth quarter, getting thrown out of the game.

The Flivvers JV improved to 15-0 on the season with a 44-40 win over Escanaba. Allie LaVarnway and Abby Terrian paced the Flivvers, while Katelyn Stalboerger led Escanaba in scoring in the losing effort.

Escanaba 8 8 7 12 — 35

Kingsford 13 6 11 16 — 46

Escanaba — Barron 2, Bink 5, Hughes 2, Kamin 16, Wallin 4, Ray 6. FT: 12-19. F: 19. 3-point FG: Bink. Fouled Out: Kamin. Technical fouls: coach Beveridge 2 (ejection).

Kingsford — Wallis 11, Strehlow 4, Glodowski 4, Holmes 2, Kriegl 17, Doolittle 4, Olkkonen 4. FT: 14-21. F: 21. Fouled Out: None.

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