Marquette, Gwinn, Munising post wins

Marquette's Marius Grazulis has his shot blocked by Gaylord's Blake Charboneau in the first quarter of a high school boys basketball game against Gaylord at the Barb Crill Gymnasium at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Also defending for Gaylord is Kyle Putnam, front left. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — With the help of 22 points from Raffy Millado, the Marquette boys basketball team continued its winning ways Saturday afternoon as it took down Gaylord 64-59.

The two teams were tied 15-15 after the first quarter before the Redmen got hot in the second. Marquette outscored the Blue Devils 23-10 in the quarter and went into the half with a 13-point edge.

Gaylord made a nice comeback in the third quarter to pull within five of the Redmen at 48-43, but Marquette held on in the fourth to complete the win.

Gwinn 60, Manistique 50

At Manistique, the Modeltowners improved to 6-12 as senior Austin Forbes not only led all scorers with 20 points and not only sank four 3-pointers, but scored his 1,000th varsity point on his first bucket of the afternoon with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

“We started slow after we had a game (Friday) night, but we regrouped and played well in the second quarter,” GHS coach Jim Finkbeiner said.

The Emeralds jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one quarter before Gwinn stormed back to pull within 30-29 at halftime.

Manistique had another spurt to start the second half and led 44-37 entering the fourth quarter.

But the Modeltowners caught up and took the lead for good with about three minutes to go, extending it from there.

Gwinn’s Tucker Taylor added 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, while Dawson Laurich had 10 points.

Joey Hoholik paced the Emeralds with 16 points, while Kanton Lauzon added 12.

The Modeltowners also won the JV game 68-33.

Munising 76,

Mid Peninsula 37

At Munising, the Mustangs used a balanced scoring attack and a strong first quarter for a big win.

Josh Huotari led Munising with 14 points, while Anthony Mattson, Eli Werner and Austin Killips all finished with 12 points. Teammate Jesse Matson added 10.

The Mustangs put 31 points on the board in the first quarter and held Mid Pen to just nine points in the second quarter to take a 47-23 lead into the half.

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