Miners bounce Emeralds
MANISTIQUE – A second half surge carried the Negaunee High School girls basketball team to a 52-31 Mid-Peninsula Conference triumph over host Manistique on Friday.
The Miners (4-3 overall, 4-0 M-PC) outscored the Emeralds 31-11 in the second half – 15-3 in the third quarter.
“We started off flat, but we came out in the second half with great defensive pressure,” Negaunee head coach Brandon Sager said. “(Ashley) Tresedder and (Courtney) Finnila, especially, stepped up with some defensive intensity.”
Rosalie Anderson paced the Miners offensively with 12 points. Tresedder notched 11.
For Manistique (2-5, 1-3), Allie Nagy netted 11 points.
Negaunee took the junior varsity contest, 47-30.
North Central 34
At Powers Friday night, a 20-4 fourth quarter surge propelled the Munising High School girls basketball team to a 49-34 Central U.P. League victory over host North Central.
“We were down by one, then we went with a smaller lineup,” Mustangs head coach Matt Mattson said. “We pressed … and our conditioning showed in the fourth.”
Frankie Mattson, the coach’s daughter, poured in 26 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to power Munising (5-2, 2-1 CUP). Bailey Downs added nine points.
For North Central (3-5, 3-2), Baylee Wells netted 13 points and snared seven boards.
Munising won the jayvee game, 48-23.
Superior Central 79,
Rapid River 19
At Eben Friday night, the Superior Central High School girl’s basketball team extended its season overall record to 7-0 with a 79-19 Central U.P. win over Rapid River.
Senior Teslyn Tyner led the Cougars’ charge with 27 points.
SC seniors Brooke Pasanen and Vanessa Freberg also scored in in double figures with 19 and 16 points, respectively.
SC is now 6-0 in league play.
The Cougars won the jayvee game, 24-21
Outscored 46-12 in the first half, the Republic-Michigamme High School girls’ basketball team fell to visiting Jeffers Friday, 71-27, in a non-conference contest.
Kayla DuMoulin scored 10 points and Elizabeth Kangas eight for the Hawks, now 0-5 overall.
“We didn’t come out ready to play,” R-M head coach Matt Davidson said after his club saw Jeffers take a 30-9 lead after one quarter.
“I was extremely happy that we came out in the second half and played hard, though.
“The girls have to learn not to just react, but to anticipate,” he added. “We did a much better jobt in the second half.”
Lindsey Johnson paced Jeffers (2-4) with 18 points. Shelby Seppanen chipped in 17 points and Haley Makela 16 for the Jets.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writers Craig Remsburg and Delaney Lovett. They can can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.