Prep sports roundup
MUNISING — The North Central Jets boys’ basketball team came up short Tuesday night as they lost 71-60 against the Munising Mustangs in Munising.
The Jets started with a strong first quarter, taking the lead 26-14 going into the second. They held the lead until halftime with a score of 41-36 heading into the locker room.
However, the Mustangs came back in the second half to take the win 71-60.
Luke Gorzinski put up 19 points for the Jets to lead in scoring. Bradey Anderson had five three-point baskets for 15 of his 17 points. Ian Gorzinksi had 13 points, including three triples.
North Central 26 15 8 11 — 60
Munising 14 22 18 17 — 71
North Central — Luke Gorzinski 19, Anderson 17, Ian Gorzinski 13, Riley 6, Sampson 5; F: 16; FT: 4-7; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Anderson 5, Ian Gorzinski 3, Luke Gorzinski 2, Riley, Sampson.
Munising — Nebel 21, Sam Brown 14, Simon Brown 10, Kienitz 10, Morrison 7, Lakosky 5, Duran 4; F: 13; FT: 16-23; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Nebel 3, Simon Brown 2, Sam Brown 2, Kienitz 2.
Bark River-Harris at North Dickinson
FELCH — The Bark River-Harris girls basketball team built a cushion in the first half they could fall into and held off a North Dickinson rally to earn a 58-49 win at North Dickinson Wednesday.
The Broncos hit the ground running in the first half, outscoring the Nordics 16-8 in the first and 13-7 in the second to lead 29-15 at halftime.
“It was a good game, and it was nice to get a quality win on the road against a good team,” Broncos coach Matt Richer said.
The Nordics made some changes at halftime, however, and caught Bark RIver on the back foot opening the third.
“They came out good in the third quarter with some intensity,” Richer said. “It was all based on ball movement.
“Our plan from the first half wasn’t working in the third. We were just scrambling a bit.”
North Dickinson outscored the Broncos 19-14 in the third to cut its deficit to 43-34, but Bark River recovered before it could turn that advantage into a lead.
“We just couldn’t put them away,” Richer said. “We had them on the ropes a few times, but they’d hit a big shot and come back. They’re a scrappy bunch.”
The Broncos were able to recover with the help of Kassidy Roll, who earned a double-double and career highs in scoring (16) and rebounding (12).
“Kassidy Roll got a career-high tonight,” Richer said. “She did an excellent job with us tonight. Last game was one of her better games, and she bettered it again tonight.
“Between her and (Morgan) Cappaert down low, we really used our size (well). Morgan was also a big force. We have to get that ball inside and get easy shots. They were up to that tonight, and I think both of them had their best games of the year.”
Cappaert and Allison Richer earned 12 points apiece for Bark River.
Ashton Hord led the Nordics with 20 points.
Bark River, which won the JV game 43-20, travels to Forest Park today.
Bark River 16 13 14 15 — 58
North Dickinson 8 7 19 15 — 49
Bark River — Fredrick 2, Berg 4, Peterson 2, Zawacki 4, Cappaert 12, Ives 4, Richer 12, Erickson 2, Roll 16; F: 10; Fouled out: none; FT: 14-23; 3-point field goals: Richer 2.
North Dickinson — M. Lindholm 6, A. Hord 20, Hord 4, V. Lindholm 4, Cary 6, Inglese 9; F: 19; Fouled out: none; FT: 5-8; 3-pointer field goals: Cary 1, Inglese 2, A. Hord.