Munising girls basketball team rolls over Engadine, Gwinn loses by a single point to Bark River-Harris
ENGADINE — The Munising girls basketball team didn’t have an easy task on Monday night traveling to Engadine, which made the Class D state semifinals last season.
But the Mustangs weren’t intimidated in the least and rolled to a 65-41 win behind strong performances from their post players. Kianne Wendt led Munising with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Daryn Johnson had 15 points and Michaela Werner added 10.
Up two points heading to the second quarter, Munising (3-0) outscored Engadine 16-4 in the period to take a 34-20 advantage at the half and the Mustangs held on the rest of the way.
“We beat a very good team,” Munising head coach Matt Mattson said. “The first quarter was back and forth, but we played played pretty well in the second quarter.”
Engadine won the JV game 36-11. The Mustangs host Superior Central Wednesday.
Bark River-Harris 53, Gwinn 52
At Gwinn, the Modeltowners came back from a 16-point deficit but fell just short in the end.
Down 12 at the half, the Modeltowners put forth a furious rally, but just ran out of time. Trisha McGuire led Gwinn with 12 points.
“We fought our way back, but we just couldn’t do it,” Modeltowners head coach Ben Olsen said. “We got down early and then (BR-H) banked in a 3 to go up 12 at the half.
“I told them how our season is going to end depends on what happens tonight and they needed to have the courage to fight back. I was concerned when they went up by 16, but we fought all the way back.
“We just couldn’t get a key stop or key rebound at the key moments.”
Gwinn (0-2) hosts Iron Mountain on Thursday.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.