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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.

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