Superior Central girls remain perfect with victory over Ishpeming
EBEN – Placing three players in double-figures scoring-wise, the Superior Central High School girls basketball team dumped visiting Ishpeming 62-48 Tuesday night in non-conference play.
Brooke Pasanen poured in 22 points, Vanessa Freberg tossed in 18 and Teslyn Tyner added 11 as the Class D No. 3-ranked Cougars improved to 9-0 on the season.
SC took a 16-6 lead in the first quarter and held a 33-20 advantage at the half.
“We took that early lead, then the game went back-and-forth,” SC coach Greg Trowbridge said. “Our press worked well and our 15 of 18 free throws for the game were big.
“Ishpeming’s a pretty good team, though, and we threw the ball around too much in the second half when they pressed us. They gave us a lot of pressure.”
The Hematites (4-5) got 16 points from Jessica Spencer.
Ishpeming won the JV game, 41-15.
Bark River-Harris 70,
For Munising, it was a case of too much Sarah Madalinski on Tuesday night.
The Bark River-Harris star fired in 25 points and snared 17 rebounds to lead the Broncos to a Central U.P. League win over the host Mustangs.
“I don’t know if anyone in the U.P. can guard her,” Munising head coach Matt Mattson said. “She’s a nightmare for anyone. It was a tough matchup for us.”
Caitlyn Frazier added 14 points for BR-H (7-2, 4-1 CUP). Kortney Genshak chipped in 11.
For the Mustangs (4-5, 1-5), Megan McLaren notched 15 points and collected seven boards.
“We could have rebounded better (BR-H held a 55-24 edge), but the effort was there for my girls,” Mattson said. “We competed.”
BR-H won the JV game, 52-22.