ISHPEMING - Despite placing three players in double-figures scoring-wise, the Westwood High School boys basketball team still dropped a 66-56 non-conference decision to visiting Gladstone Monday night.
Justin Luke tossed in 16 points, Luke Woods scored 13 and Josh Richards notched 11, but the Patriots still fell to 0-5 on the season.
"We dug a hole early, had a good third quarter and trailed 49-48 in the fourth," WHS head coach Ryan Reichel said.
Westwood’s Josh Richards drives past Gladstone’s Justin Pederson at half court during the first half at Westwood High School on Monday. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)
Derek DeCaire goes up for a lay up as Norway’s John Grayvold Jr. tries to block him during the second half at Ishpeming High School on Monday. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)
"But we missed the front end of a 1-and-1, (Gladstone) hit a layup, we had a turnover and they nailed a 3-pointer."
Dave Dykowski and Kyle Kleiman led the Braves (5-2) with 12 points apiece. Mike Cretens chipped in 10.
Gladstone won the JV game, 46-42.
Ishpeming 47, Norway 29
Joey Lyle poured in 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ishpeming a Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over Norway on Monday night.
Ishpeming improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the M-PC; Norway is now 2-4 and 1-3, respectively.
Bark River-Harris 51,
Outscored 18-2 in the first quarter, Republic-Michigamme fell in Skyline Conference play Monday night.
"Actually, it was the first half that did us in," R-M head coach Bill Radcliffe said. "(BR-H) got a lot of second chance (scoring) opportunities off the glass. that killed us.
"They also played more aggressively than we did."
David Simula led the Hawks (2-3 overall, 0-3 Skyline) with 18 points. Teammate Marcus Antilla added 10.
Cody VanBrocklin powered BR-H (3-3, 2-2) with 20 points. Kyle Kleiman chipped in 13.