Superior Central’s Joe Heinonen leads Finlandia men’s basketball team in loss
LANSING — Superior Central sophomore Joe Heinonen was one of five Finlandia men’s basketball players to score in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to avert a season-ending 107-75 loss on Tuesday at Great Lakes Christian College just outside Lansing.
Heinonen started and scored 11 points, hitting a 3-pointer and grabbing 10 rebounds and adding three assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
All five Finlandia starters reached double figures — Jacob Oom had 17 points, Tristan Johnson 15, Kaleb Kirksey 11 and Riley Hendrickson 10.
GLC held a 40-30 halftime lead.
Republic-Michigamme sophomore River Shumate added five points, two rebounds and an assist as Finlandia finished at 1-23 after an 0-20 start.