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Rapid River swept, Gladstone, BR-H, Mid Pen win

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Rapid River at Norway

NORWAY — With three players in double figures, led by Logan Parolini with 13 points, Norway cruised past Rapid River 51-37 in Skyline Central Conference action here Thursday night.

Nolan Amundson netted 12 points, and Zach Seat chipped in 11 points for the Knights, who improve to 7-2 (7-1 SCC) on the season.

“I thought our help side defense was pretty good for the most part tonight. Zach (Seat) and Nolan (Amundson) had really nice games for us,” said Norway head coach Jeff Gallino. “We are starting develop some good team chemistry. Hopefully we can keep it rolling next week.”

Mason Kudlick led all scorers with 15 points for Rapid River.

The Knights remain home as they host SCC foe Munising on Tuesday, before traveling to Rapid River on Thursday, for a rematch with the Rockets. Munising is the No. 4 ranked team in Division 4 of this weeks U.P.S.S.A U.P. basketball poll.

Norway won the JV game 65-38.

Rapid River 8 10 16 3 — 37

Norway 13 17 11 10 — 51

Rapid River — Kudlick 15, Lenaker 5, Snay 2, Platt 3, M. Lenaker 7, Dausey 5; FT: 1-2; F: 13; Fouled Out: None; 3-point FG: Kudlick, Lenaker, M. Lenaker, Platt.

Norway — Amundson 12, Seat 11, Anderson 5, Bray 5, Ortman 5, Parolini 13; FT: 8-15; F: 8; Fouled Out: None; 3-point FG: Anderson, Bray, Parolini.

Girls

Munising at Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River girls basketball team fell to Munising 59-47 Thursday in Rapid River.

The Rockets (2-5) were plagued by inconsistency, putting up nine points in the first and 18 in the second only to produce seven in the third.

The Mustangs were lifted by their consistency and a 27 point game from Jena Matson.

Natalie Belanger led the Rockets with 14 points, and Emily Goodacre chipped in 11.

Emma Crisp also chipped in 13 for the Mustangs.

Rapid River hosts Norway today.

Munising 13 14 12 20 — 59

Rapid River 9 18 7 13 — 47

Munising — Matson 27, Crisp 13, Richardson 9, Brisson 4, Anderson 2, Killips 2, Johnson 1, Monahan 1; F: 11; Fouled out: none; FT: 19-28; 3-point field goals: Matson 2, Crisp 2.

Rapid River — Belanger 14, Goodacre 11, Pilon 9, Thibault 7, Dausey 6; F: 22; Fouled out: none; FT: 3-8; 3-point field goals: Goodacre 3, Thibault 1.

Gladstone at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Gladstone girls basketball team topped Iron Mountain 53-31 here Thursday thanks to a strong first half and staunch defense.

“The defense looked really good at times,” Braves coach Andy Cretens said. “(There’s) still a lot of room for improvement on both sides of the ball though.”

The Braves outscored the Mountaineers 17-5 in the first and 10-7 in the second to lead 27-12 at the half.

“I’m very pleased with how the girls played tonight,” Iron Mountain coach Karen Ellis said. “The score does not reflect the intensity of the entire game. I thought we moved the ball around very well, and although we had tough defense, we just couldn’t stop their outside shooters.”

One of those shooters was Gladstone’s Claire Van Ginhoven, who led the Braves with 19 points. Van Ginhoven also collected five triples, seven rebounds and four assists.

“Claire had another solid performance,” Cretens said.

Megan Crow earned a double-double for the Braves with 16 rebounds and 12 points.

Anslee Runsat led the Mountaineers with 16 points.

Gladstone travels to Kingsford Monday, while Iron Mountain, which won the JV game 33-12, visits Houghton.

Gladstone 17 10 11 15 — 53

Iron Mountain 5 7 7 12 — 31

Gladstone — Van Ginhoven 19, Crow 12, Trudeau 9, Larson 5, Bergeron 4, Hanson 3, Hall 1; F: 10; Fouled out: none; FT: 8-13; 3-point field goals: Van Ginhoven 5, Larson 1, Trudeau 1.

Iron Mountain — Runsat 16, Powell 6, Mongram 4, Ellis 3, Blanco 2; F: 10; Fouled out: none; FT: 1-6; 3-point field goals: Powell 2, Ellis 1, Mongram 1.

Bark River-Harris at Forest Park

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Bark River-Harris girls basketball team built a big cushion in the first half and rode it to a 60-30 victory over Forest Park at Forest Park Thursday.

“We had a fun game,” Broncos coach Matt Richer said. “Everyone got to play some quality minutes. We had a couple girls who got their first points of the season. It’s nice to see some other girls scoring who haven’t gotten in the column this year. It’s fun to see the girls sharing the ball and having fun.”

Alexis Berg led the Broncos (7-2) with a career-high 10 points.

The Trojans were led by LaChapelle with nine points.

Bark River, which won the JV game 56-25, visits Norway Monday. Forest Park hosts Carney-Nadeau Tuesday.

Bark River 18 15 18 9 — 60

Forest Park 3 8 6 13 — 30

Bark River — Fredrick 5, Berg 10, Peterson 7, Lebeouf 4, Zawacki 8, Cappaert 9, P. Richer 1, Ives 5, A. Richer 7, Roll 4; F: 14; Fouled out: Erickson; FT: 12-21; 3-point field goals: A. Richer 2.

Forest Park — LaChapelle 9, Stepien 4, Kudwa 5, Johnson 4, Mianecki 2, Peterson 6; F: 16; Fouled out: none; FT: 8-12; 3-point field goals: LaChapelle 1, Kudwa 1.

Mid Peninsula at North Central

POWERS — The Mid Peninsula Wolverines girls defeated the North Central Jets 58-45 Thursday night in Powers.

“It was probably the best team game we’ve played all year,” said Wolverines coach Phil Croasdell. “We threw a quick defense on them we had never played before … but it worked.”

Daisy Englund led the Wolverines in scoring with 18 points. Shaelyn Lampinen put up 14 and Landry Koski 10.

“Daisy had a great game offensively and defensively tonight,” coach Croasdell said. “(Shaelyn) really had a good game. She’s been putting in extra time in the gym and it really showed tonight.”

Andie Arsenault led the Jets with 21 points. Sam Burton and Gracie Kleikamp each put up eight.

“Andie got away from us a few times and made us pay,” said coach Croasdell.

The Wolverines host Republic today. North Central hosts Norway Mar. 5.

Mid Peninsula 18 12 14 14 — 58

North Central 8 5 10 22 — 45

Mid Peninsula — Englund 18, Koski 10, Num 2, Lampinen 14, Lancour 8, Croasdell 2, Salmi 2, Johnson 2, Nummilien 2. F: 15; FT: 19-27; Fouled out: None: 3-point field goals: Englund 2, Lampinen 3

North Central — Arsenault 21, Burton 8, Kleikamp 8, LaCoursier 4, LaBonte 3; F: 18; FT: 5-11; Fouled out: None; 3-points: Burton 2, Kleikamp 2, Arsenault 3, LaBonte.

Carney-Nadeau at North Dickinson

FELCH — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves girls’ basketball team (8-0) remained undefeated after a 48-33 win over the North Dickinson Nordics in Thursday nightFelch.

“I thought we played okay,” said Wolves coach Ken Linder. “Our execution on offense wasn’t up to my expectations but our defense was good as usual and pulled us through.

“It feels pretty good (being undefeated). I’m excited about the direction we are heading. We are starting to come into our own”

Tessa Wagner had 26 points, 16 rebounds and nine blocks for the Wolves.

“She definitely carried us tonight,” said Linder.

Ashton Hord had 13 points for the Nordics. Micah Lindholm scored 10, including three tiples.

The Wolves will host Munising Saturday.

Carney-Nadeau — Wagner 26, Linder 6, Ernest 5, Grand 5, Messersmith 4, Kirschner 2

F: 7, FT: 5-13; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Grand.

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