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Munising boys basketball team fends off Manistique Emeralds in overtime, 66-59

MANISTIQUE — They needed extra time in Manistique on Monday night to decide a winner between the Emeralds and the visiting Munising boys basketball team.

The Mustangs came out on top 66-59 after outscoring Manistique 9-2 in the extra period on the strength of making 7 of 8 free throws.

The Emeralds’ Mark Block led all scorers with 23 points, though it was teammate Joey Hoholik who got Manistique’s only points of OT on a 2-point shot. Hoholik finished with nine points as teammate Bryce Blixt finished with 10.

Junior Sam Brown led Munising in OT with five points on the team’s only basket and going 3 of 3 on free throws. He finished with 14 points, as did senior Austin Killips, who hit four 3-pointers.

But it was senior Josh Huotari that led the Mustangs in scoring with 18 points.

Munising freshman Kane Nebel only had six points, but four came on 4 of 5 free throws in OT.

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

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