Mazzali Mustangs win Sno-Baller Tournament

The Mazzali Mustangs eighth-grade travel basketball team started its season off on a positive note by winning the third annual Sno-Baller Tournament held in Manistique on Jan. 12-13. The Alger County-based team opened with wins over Upper Peninsula Connection of Sault Ste. Marie and the Gladstone Heat, then came up with a 41-21 victory over the Lady Hematites of Ishpeming in the championship game. Team members include, front row from left, Frankie Mattson and Kelsea Ackerman; middle row from left, Whitney Riley, Marissa Immel, Peyton Bonevelle and Marissa Ackerman; and top row from left, Nykole Fitzgibbon, Lauren Peters and Kianne Wendt.