Prep boys basketball roundup: DeVooght, Nyquist lead Gwinn over Superior Central
EBEN – Gwinn senior Owen DeVooght scored 29 points and fellow senior Justin Nyquist added 22 points for the Modeltowners in a 80-64 nonconference victory over Superior Central on Friday in Eben.
The Modeltowners shot 49.2 percent from the field, hitting 31 of 63 shots. At the free throw line, Gwinn (7-6) hit 16 of 31 attempts.
“Nyquist and DeVooght had huge games,” Gwinn head coach Darren Sinnaeve said. “They are playing better and better together every day.”
Nyquist finished with a double-double via the team-high 13 rebounds. Gwinn had 38 total boards.
The Modeltowners, who closed the game with a 24-17 fourth quarter, jumped out to a 21-15 lead after the first quarter and 40-30 lead at halftime.
The Cougars (3-12) were led by junior Brandon Maki’s 16 points. Senior Nick Maki totaled 13 points and senior Cody Maki had 10.
At Manistique, the Patriots broke open a game that was tied 24-24 at the start of the fourth quarter.
“Anytime you can hold a team to only four points in a quarter, you’ve got a pretty decent chance of winning,” Westwood coach Ryan Reichel said about his team’s fourth period. “That’s when we picked up our intensity a notch.”
The Patriots, who improved to 4-6 overall and 3-3 in the M-PC, got 16 points from senior Luke Woods, 10 from senior Justin Luke and nine points and seven rebounds from senior Luke Duquette.
But Reichel was also pleased with the play of underclassmen Luke Gray, Trevor Burke and Mitchell Messing, even though they combined to score just four points, saying their efforts made the team’s 2-3 zone defense work.
“They were just flying around and deflecting passes,” Reichel said.
Senior Tyler Kangas paced Manistique (1-13, 0-10) with nine points.
Westwood also won the JV and freshmen games, but no scores were available.
Mid Peninsula 50
At Munising, the host Mustangs grabbed a 24-12 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 69-50 Central U.P. League boys basketball win over Mid Peninsula.
“Our pressure (defense) got us some easy buckets early,” Munising head coach Dan Waterman said after his Class D No. 3-ranked Mustangs improved to 12-1 overall and 7-0 in league play.
Ben Stasewich tossed in 16 points – 10 in a 22-12 Munising third quarter – and Austin Kelto added 11. Colin Immel and Garrett Blank chipped in nine apiece.
“We need to tighten up defensively, but we were efficient on offense,” Waterman said. “We played our best quarter in the third.”
North Dickinson 32,
At Republic, the Hawks shot just 13 of 43 from the field and made only two of 14 free throw attempts, then were held to three points in the fourth quarter.
Junior Marcus Antilla led Republic-Michigamme with 12 points while junior Philip Koski record nine points and 10 rebounds.
For North Dickinson, which trailed 20-12 at halftime and 27-23 after three quarters, Logan O’Neil scored a game-high 13 points while Reggie Johnson scored 11.
ND won the JV game 54-33.