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Manistique Emeralds girls beat Munising in overtime, 54-53; R-M falls

MUNISING — Manistique outlasted Munising 54-53 in overtime after playing a close girls basketball game throughout on Tuesday night.

Megan Matson led the Mustangs with 24 points, while Crystal Murdock had 12.

Emilee McDaniel was Manistique’s offensive leader with 18 points and Brooke St. John had 17.

“I thought our girls played with great effort tonight,” Munising head coach Matt Mattson said. “Last time, we played Manistique, it was 64-39, they beat us by 25.

“I’m not into moral victories, but closing that gap and losing by one in overtime is a pretty good showing.

“We played with great effort and that’s what I was worried about.”

Manistique led by two after one quarter and built its lead to 29-21 at the half. However, the Mustangs rallied, pulling within one of the Emeralds at 35-34 before tying it up at 45-45 after regulation.

Munising (5-7) travels to Rapid River Friday, while Manistique hosts Ishpeming.

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Ewen-Trout Creek 60, Republic-Michigamme 21

At Ewen, the Panthers used a dominant first quarter, outscoring R-M 27-7 and moving it to 44-9 by halftime.

Kate Borseth and Paige Berglund both had 14 points for E-TC, while Tailyn Raisanen and Leah McCracken had six apiece for R-M.

R-M hosts Dollar Bay Friday.

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