Modeltowners girls dial long distance to thump Munising

GWINN — For their grandparents, the Gwinn girls basketball team would’ve needed the telephone operator a number of times on Tuesday night.

But with modern technology, the Modeltowners needed no assistance in dialing long distance during their 63-19 home wipeout of Munising.

Gwinn (5-0) made eight 3-pointers, including three apiece by seniors Emily Curtice and Marissa Delmont, while shooting 47 percent overall (24 of 51) from the field.

“(This was a) complete team victory,” GHS head coach Ben Olsen said. “Great contributions all around; the most complete game on defense. (I was) happy (with) the way we played.”

Curtice scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half, while Delmont had to work hard for her 13 points.

“(Munising) boxed-and-one (on) Marissa and she did a great job distributing to other players,” Olsen said.

He was also pleased with the numbers put up by another senior, Megan Ruokolainen — six points, a game-high 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocked shots.

The balance on scoring also included Lena Pleaugh with eight points and Tianna Taylor and Halle Beauchamp with seven each.

Senior Megan Matson paced the Mustangs (4-4) with 10 points.

Gwinn jumped out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter, extending its advantage to 31-11 by halftime. Munising had its most productive quarter in the third with eight points, but was then shut out on the scoreboard over the final eight minutes.

The Mustangs managed just 18 percent (8 of 44) shooting from the field, not making a 3-pointer.

The Modeltowners, who also won the JV game 39-20, face their biggest test so far this season with a road game at 5-3 Escanaba on Thursday.

Munising plays at Norway on Friday night.

Forest Park 68, Superior Central 22

At Crystal Falls, Mercedes Simmons sank nine first-half baskets en route to 30 points as the Trojans jumped out early on Superior Central (0-6).

Sophomore Charlotte Charlebois provided most of the Cougars’ offense, totaling 12 points as she went 4 for 4 at the free-throw line. She scored eight of her points in the third quarter, when SC scored 12 points.

But Forest Park had already built a 30-7 halftime lead and still added it in the third quarter with a 25-point outburst of its own to go up 55-19 entering the final period.

The Cougars’ Emma Rutter added seven points to a team-high seven-rebound night.

SC gets back into action Thursday night with a game at Big Bay de Noc.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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