Maino, big rebounding effort lead Hematites to win

ISHPEMING – Manistique used a zone defense against the Ishpeming High School girls basketball team Tuesday night, but it didn’t stop the Hematites’ Marissa Maino.

The junior forward poured in 25 points and hauled down 11 rebounds to power IHS to a 61-48 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory.

Khora Swanson added 11 points for the Hematites, who improved to 9-7 overall and 6-5 in the M-PC.

“Marissa had a big night,” Ishpeming head coach Ryan Reichel said. “(Manistique) zoned us and it opened some gaps. Marissa took the ball to the rim.”

Reichel noted three other Hematites pulled down double-digit rebounds: Mariah Austin had 13, Katie Loman 11 and Hannah Smith 10.

“When you have four girls in double-digit rebounds, you should win,” he said.

Allie Nagy paced the Emeralds (2-17, 1-11) with 20 points.

Ishpeming won the JV game, 50-38.

Norway 59, Westwood 38

At Westwood, the Knights jumped out to an early lead and used their press to wear down the Patriots in the second half of an M-PC game.

Marissa Carello and Elizabeth Farley each had 11 points for Westwood (4-15, 2-9). Norway’s Britta Grayvold led all scorers with 13, while Harlie Caster had 12 and Jordan Kraemer had 11.

The Knights (14-4, 9-2) led 18-7 after the first quarter and 32-18 at the half. In the third quarter, Norway’s defensive pressure rattled the Patriots as they held a 13-4 advantage in that period to clinch the victory.

“It was a 14-point game at the half, but it wasn’t out of reach,” Westwood head coach Kurt Corcoran said. “We pulled within 11 or 12 in the third, and then we had an offensive meltdown. Their press did what it was designed to do and we couldn’t get the ball past half-court. We just couldn’t recover from that.

“I thought we did a good job holding Kraemer in check as she only had four points in the first half, but then Grayvold went off for nine in the first quarter. We then held Grayvold to two points in the second half, but then another girl would take off. We just didn’t have as many weapons.”

Norway also won the JV game, 25-16. Westwood hosts Gwinn Friday.

Newberry 74, Brimley 34

At Newberry, three Indians players scored in double figures as Taylor Bryant had 22 points, Megan Grigg 18 and Natalie Beaulieu 16.

Newberry (18-1 overall, 11-0 Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference) led 39-18 at the half.

“We started out slow. It was Senior Night and there was a lot of emotion,” Newberry head coach Fred Bryant said.

“But after three minutes, I put Taylor in and she did her thing.

“She had 10 assists (to go with eight rebounds) and got everyone involved.”

He added Grigg was 5 of 6 from the free throw line.

Delaney Walden pulled down six rebounds for Brimley (1-16, 0-10).

Brimley won the JV contest, 50-43.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg and Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. They can be reached at 906-228-2500, or via email at