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Marquette Redmen boys rock Ishpeming; Gwinn, Westwood fall at home

MARQUETTE — It took a little while for the Marquette boys basketball team to get rolling, but once it started, the Redmen didn’t look back as they defeated Ishpeming 80-46.

Kameron Karp led a balanced Marquette attack with 13 points, while Gavin Argall had 14 for the Hematites.

Leading by just three points going to the second quarter, Marquette outscored the Hematites 22-10 to take a 39-24 lead to the break. The Redmen piled it on in the third, pushing their advantage to 23 points at 59-36 entering the fourth.

Ishpeming hosts Gwinn Thursday, while Marquette heads to Traverse City Central Friday.

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Gladstone 82, Gwinn 69

At Gwinn, the Modeltowners fell to 1-8 after running out of steam in the fourth quarter.

“What a fast game,” Gwinn head coach Jim Finkbeiner said. “Both teams were getting up and down the floor. It was close throughout the game until Gladstone was up five with about four minutes to go and we fouled them.”

The Braves (5-4) led 12-10 after one before the teams traded offensive blows in the second quarter with Gladstone outscoring the Modeltowners 26-25 in the frame to go up three at the break.

The third was just as tight with each team scoring in the 20s again and Gladstone increasing that lead to four points entering the final eight minutes with a narrow 59-55 lead.

Gwinn junior James Harnick led all scorers with 29 points. Junior teammate Reid Hill added 14 while Caleb Anderson had 10.

Gwinn visits Ishpeming (2-6) on Thursday.

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Escanaba 59, Westwood 43

At Westwood, it was a battle between the Upper Peninsula’s No. 4 ranked Eskymos and No. 5 ranked Patriots in Divisions 1-3 with the former prevailing.

“We were holding onto the ball for too long,” WHS coach Scott Syrjala said. “We didn’t move the ball and we settled for open jumpers.

“It’s frustrating…. We still forget how to run the offense properly and we still make big mistakes defensively.”

Sophomore Zach Carlson paced the Patriots with 18 points while senior Ty Alderton added 12.

Westwood visits No. 1 Iron Mountain (8-0) on Jan. 30.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writers Ryan Stieg and Ryan Spitza. Email them at sports@mininjournal.net.