Hart Holmgren’s 27 points not enough for Ishpeming Hematites to get boys basketball win
ISHPEMING — Hart Holmgren scored 27 points but it wasn’t enough to keep his Ishpeming boys basketball team from falling to Kingsford 70-65 on Tuesday night.
Holmgren scored 17 of his points in a second quarter when the Hematites scored 22 in all to take a 37-27 halftime lead. Included was a trio of 3-pointers for the 6-foot-5 senior.
But the Flivvers worked their way back into the game in the second half. Kingsford junior Luke Terrian put in 10 points in the third quarter as the Flivvers pulled within 56-52 entering the final period.
Terrian finished with 19 points.
Senior Jaden Tucker scored 13 points for the Hematites, while junior Gavin Sundberg had 11.
Kingsford won the JV game 73-60.
Bark River-Harris 71, Manistique 38
At Manistique, Bark River-Harris’ Ryan Arndt hit three straight 3-pointers and Ben Schultz hit another as the Broncos opened up a 29-21 halftime lead. The Broncos then outscored the host Emeralds 26-10 in the third quarter.
“We got outhustled and gave up too many layups,” Manistique coach Ed Marietti said. “They run the floor well and they have an eight- or nine-man rotation.”
Arndt led the Broncos with 20 points.
Kanton Lauzon led the Emeralds with 13 points and Schyler Andersen supplied eight points and seven rebounds.
BR-H also won the JV game 53-48 in overtime.
Manistique travels to Ishpeming Friday.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee with contributions from the Escanaba Daily Press. Brownlee’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.