Flivvers’ Kriegl too much for Hematite girls

Ishpeming's Kayla Koski shoots against the Flivvers on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Kingsford. (Iron Mountain Daily News photo by Adam Niemi)

By ADAM NIEMI

Iron Mountain Daily News

KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl scored 20 points to lead Kingsford to a 56-36 nonconference win over Ishpeming on Thursday.

The Flivvers (10-7) spread the floor to help pace the offense.

“We were able to get our transition game going tonight, which help create some good offense,” Kingsford head coach Lisa Harry said. “It was nice to see us running the floor with a purpose. We had a great second half of basketball both offensively and defensively.

“Our defense did a better job in the second half limiting their 3s. I was happy with the energy, hustle and teamwork on display. We played with a more aggressive, refuse-to-lose attitude.”

Madisyn Mead led Ishpeming with 15 points.

“In the first three quarters I thought we did a good job controlling Kriegl and their flow,” Ishpeming head coach Ryan Reichel said. “We were down and had to do some things to get the pace up, but Brooke being as talented as she is, she was able to create fouls. She got our guards in foul trouble.”

Kingsford led 19-18 at halftime, then outscored Ishpeming by eight in the third quarter. The Flivvers added an 11-point cushion by outscoring the Hematites 17-6 in the fourth.

The Kingsford JV won also won, though a score wasn’t available.

The Hematites complete their regular season with a game at Houghton on Tuesday.

They play in an MHSAA Division 3 nontraditional-format district tournament hosted by Gwinn the following week. They open with a home game against Manistique at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4, and with a win would play at the Modeltowners’ gym at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

A win in the second game places Ishpeming in the district championship game against Westwood, Negaunee or Bark River-Haris on Friday, March 8.