Ishpeming girls fall in opener to Houghton, Redettes drop to 0-2 with loss to Brighton

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming girls basketball team opened up its season Friday night against Houghton and it was an up-and-down kind of night for the Hematites.

Ishpeming trailed by four after the first quarter, but rallied in the second to take a 26-23 lead into the half. After a hard-fought third quarter where the Hematites emerged with a slim 39-37 lead, the Gremlins took control in the fourth to get a 49-45 win.

Ishpeming’s Madison Mead led all scorers with 21 points, while Maryellen Trewhella had 16 points for Houghton.

“Houghton came out of the gates fast on us,” Hematites head coach Ryan Reichel said. “They scored 18 in the first, but once we settled down, we were able to hold them to five in the second quarter. We exchanged leads throughout the game. Both teams played really hard-nosed for their first game of the season and I feel after it’s all said and done, both teams got better.”

Ishpeming travels to Kingsford Monday, while Houghton hosts L’Anse Tuesday.

Brighton 45, Marquette 34

At Petoskey, the second half burned the Redettes in their first game at the Petoskey Tournament.

Marquette led 21-20 at the half, but was outscored 17-10 in the third quarter and Brighton cruised from there. Rayna Warchock led the Redettes with 10 points.

The Redettes finish the tournament against Petoskey today at noon.

Cedarville 60, Superior Central 27

At Eben, the Cougars’ season started off badly as the Trojans got hot early and didn’t look back.

Cedarville held an 18-6 lead after the first quarter and led 27-14 at the half. The Trojans then put the game away in the third, outscoring SC 18-8 in the quarter.

Gloria Johnson and Riley Johnson both had six points for the Cougars.

Cedarville hosts Boyne City Tuesday, while SC travels to Munising Wednesday.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.


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