Munising rolls again

COOKS – The Munising Mustangs continued their strong season Monday night by blowing out Big Bay de Noc 57-16.

Kelsea Ackerman led Munising with 15 points, while Marissa Immel had 11.

The Mustangs (16-3) led 22-2 after the first quarter and rolled from there.

“We got off to a good start and held them without any field goals in the first quarter,” Munising head coach Matt Mattson said. “They only had three buckets the whole night. Kelsea shot the ball really well and we had 10 girls score tonight. It was a good win.”

The Mustangs host Rapid River Thursday.

Superior Central, 45, Carney-Nadeau 35

At Eben, the Cougars got revenge from an earlier loss to the Wolves as Emma Rondeau scored 19 points.

The Cougars (7-12) led a 22-13 lead at the half and protected their lead after that to enter the Class D district tournament on a good note.

“The girls played well,” SC head coach Greg Trowbridge said. “We lost by 16 the first time we played them. This time, I think we had better composure and had better rebounding. I also thought our defense played well. We slowed the game down and gave them few fast-break opportunities.”

Carney-Nadeau won the JV game, though no score was available. Superior Central faces Rapid River in its district tournament opener at 7 p.m. Monday in Munising.

Dollar Bay 67, Republic-Michigamme 27

At Republic, the Hawks got off to a solid start, but a bad second half kept them winless.

Shawna DuMoulin led Republic-Michigamme with 15 points.

The Hawks (0-20) were only down 10-6 after the first quarter and 27-13 at the half. However, they were outscored 40-14 in the second half.

“We held our own in the first half and that’s the second-highest total of points we’ve had this year,” R-M head coach April Radcliffe said. “They just pulled away from us. We had 19 unforced turnovers in the second half.”

Dollar Bay won the JV game 50-16. The Hawks play the winner of Watersmeet and Ewen-Trout Creek in the Class D district tournament on March 2 at Ewen-Trout Creek.

L’Anse 50, West Iron County 42

At L’Anse, the Purple Hornets’ Taylor Brown scored 11 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter in this West PAC game.

The Wykons (5-15, 1-7) rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to tie it early in the fourth of their regular-season finale.

“Brown got hot in the fourth quarter,” Wykons coach Mike Dallavalle said. “We had trouble getting the offense going against their zone.”

Emmy Kinner led the Wykons with 19 points. The Hornets converted 13 free throws to three for WIC.

The Wykons won the JV game but no score was available.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg with contributions from the Iron Mountain Daily News. Stieg’s email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.