Extra time necessary in Class C
MARQUETTE – Jandron Custom Home Builders of Negaunee, Peninsula Bank of Ishpeming and Nylund Fisheries of Menominee and all needed overtime to advance to today’s Class C basketball semifinals at the Neguanee Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
The Women’s Division also opened play on Saturday.
In Class C, recent Negaunee High School star Tyler Jandron scored 42 points, but his Jandron Builders team needed an extra period to dispatch Manistique Ice, 87-79.
Teammate and brother Tony Jandron added 22 points, while C.J. Paquin had 18 points and Josh Mickelson 14 for Manistique Ice.
Tyler Mercier scored 19 points and Dane Nelson 18 to lead Pen Bank to a 77-73 OT victory over Ojibwa BP of Baraga.
Boone Bell also pulled down 11 rebounds for the victors, while Chris Loonsfoot paced Ojibwa with 18 points and teammate Tyler Luebbe had 17.
Brett Beland scored 25 points to lead Nylund to an 80-72 extra-time win over Flick of Ishpeming, while Sam Larson added 20.
Flick’s Eric Laksonen led all scorers with 26 points as teammate Bill Boddy had 15.
In Saturday’s other Class C game, U.P. Insurance Agency of Negaunee went nuts on offense to score a regulation 118-103 victory over Beat-N-Skeet of the downstate Thumb area.
Anthony Katona scored 35 points, Dustin Brancheau 31 and Aaron Faulkner 30 for the winners, while Tavcean Villdoves recorded 44 points and Brendale Smith 25 for BNS.
In the Women’s Division, Crossfit Marquette advanced to the championship bracket semifinals with an 85-41 win over Negaunee Vet. Steffani Gerard and Kelly Rieboldt scored 12 points apiece in the victory, while Shelle Rochon had 16 and Stephanie Bahrman 10 for Negaunee.
MTU of Houghton also advanced to the semis with a 94-62 victory over the Flying Finns of Negaunee. Katie Wysocky scored 23 points while ex-Westwood and Michigan Tech star Sarah Stream and Lindsey Lidstrom had 20 apiece for MTU.
Maria Sturos scored 14 points and Mary Kangas 10 to pace the Finns.
In earlier games, Nicole Gustafson hit a half-dozen 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to lead Crossfit to an 87-39 win over Tincknell Distributing of Negaunee. Recent Northern Michigan University forward Annie Rubendunst and teammate Mandee Dafoe added 12 points each to the winning cause.
For Tincknell, Sarah MacDonald scored 13 points and Ashley Moore had 11.
Lidstrom scored 20 points to lead MTU of Houghton to an 84-49 win over Shenanigans of Escanaba. Stream added 16 points to the winning cause, as did ex-Republic-Michigamme and Ishpeming product Courtney Holsworth.
For Shenanigans, ex-Negaunee standout Courtney Waara scored 21 points and Kaylin Rajala had 12.
In the only game of the day not in Class C or the Women’s Division, Getzloff Dairy Farms of Bark River advanced to the Class D semifinals with an 83-62 win over Tim Beauchamp Builders of Rock.
Bryce Derouin scored 23 points and Dylan Ranguette had 20 for the winners, while Beauchamp got a big double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds from Ted Hanson. Teammate Tim Barron added 14 points.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.