WHS falls to Gladstone while Hematites prevail at home

ISHPEMING – Despite placing three players in double-figures scoring-wise, the Westwood High School boys basketball team still dropped a 66-56 non-conference decision to visiting Gladstone Monday night.

Justin Luke tossed in 16 points, Luke Woods scored 13 and Josh Richards notched 11, but the Patriots still fell to 0-5 on the season.

“We dug a hole early, had a good third quarter and trailed 49-48 in the fourth,” WHS head coach Ryan Reichel said.

“But we missed the front end of a 1-and-1, (Gladstone) hit a layup, we had a turnover and they nailed a 3-pointer.”

Dave Dykowski and Kyle Kleiman led the Braves (5-2) with 12 points apiece. Mike Cretens chipped in 10.

Gladstone won the JV game, 46-42.

Ishpeming 47, Norway 29

Joey Lyle poured in 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ishpeming a Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over Norway on Monday night.

Ishpeming improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the M-PC; Norway is now 2-4 and 1-3, respectively.

Bark River-Harris 51,

Republic-Michigamme 41

Outscored 18-2 in the first quarter, Republic-Michigamme fell in Skyline Conference play Monday night.

“Actually, it was the first half that did us in,” R-M head coach Bill Radcliffe said. “(BR-H) got a lot of second chance (scoring) opportunities off the glass. that killed us.

“They also played more aggressively than we did.”

David Simula led the Hawks (2-3 overall, 0-3 Skyline) with 18 points. Teammate Marcus Antilla added 10.

Cody VanBrocklin powered BR-H (3-3, 2-2) with 20 points. Kyle Kleiman chipped in 13.