Republic-Michigamme Hawks boys basketball falls at Watersmeet, 79-55
WATERSMEET — Kolin Conklin hit six baskets in the third quarter but it wasn’t enough to turn around the fortunes of the Republic-Michigamme boys basketball team in a 79-55 loss at Watersmeet on Thursday night.
Conklin finished with a team-high 19 points in this Copper Mountain Conference game, while teammate Eli Luokkala added 16 points and Logan Hanninen 11.
The Hawks trailed 38-23 at halftime before exploding for 22 points in the third quarter to narrow the gap to 55-45 entering the fourth quarter.
But R-M could only muster 10 more points the rest of the way.
The Nimrods’ Mitchell McGeshick led all scorers with 29 points.
The Hawks travel to Superior Central for a nonconference game on Monday.