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Alyssa Hill leads Negaunee girls basketball eam to big win over Gwinn

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee girls basketball team got hot early and didn’t look back as it took down Gwinn Tuesday 57-27.

Alyssa Hill led the Miners with 18 points, while Tianna Taylor had 14 for the Modeltowners.

Negaunee was up 15-2 going into the second quarter and held a 32-14 lead at the break. In the second half, the Miners continued to pour it on, outscoring the Modeltowners 16-4 to break the game open.

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Calumet 68, Ishpeming 32

At Ishpeming, the Hematites kept it close for a quarter. Jadyn Maki and Olivia Corp both finished with seven points for Ishpeming, while Elli Djerf led Calumet with 25.

The Hematites were only down six going into the second quarter, but Calumet outscored Ishpeming 19-10 and led 29-14 at halftime. Things kept getting worse for Ishpeming in the second half and Calumet emerged with a decisive win.

“We started off decent, but then their pressure got to us,” Hematites head coach Ryan Reichel said. “With this shortened season, we have to make larger strides to get better in order to compete in our loaded district in March. I know we can do it, but we have to keep grinding and growing.”

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Wakefield-Marenisco 49, Republic-Michigamme 22

At Wakefield, a bad second quarter doomed the Hawks against the Cardinals. Allie Radcliffe led R-M with eight points.

R-M was only behind 6-2 to start the second quarter, but then the Cardinals caught fire and outscored the Hawks 24-10 to take a big 30-12 lead into the second half. W-M then quashed any hopes of a R-M comeback by holding the Hawks scoreless in the third quarter.

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Baraga 62, Ironwood 37

At Baraga, Reide Osterman scored 16 points and Rylie Koskinen added 15 as the five Vikings sank a total of 10 3-pointers.

Koskinen made three triples and Osterman had two. Osterman also had five assists as each hauled in four rebounds. Teammate Jaylyne Lindemann led Baraga with nine rebounds and four steals.

The Vikings raced out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter, extending its advantage to 38-18 by halftime.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg and Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. Email them at sports@miningjournal.net.

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