12-17 boys roundup: Houghton tops WIC in overtime

12/18/2018 | Game Recap | By Staff

H oughton’s scoring duo of Brad Sirard and George Butvilas propelled the Gremlins to a 42-40 overtime win over West Iron County on Monday in Iron River.

Butvilas had 16 points and Sirard scored 15. Sam Keskimaki added eight.

“It is always a bugger to play down in Iron River,” Houghton coach Jared Lawson said. “We had struggles on offense and on defense at times, but we were able to lock in on D when it mattered. We went down 29-21 midway through the third and allowed 11 points the rest of the way through overtime.

“We will use the struggles we had tonight to learn from and get ready for Thursday [against Calumet].

For West Iron County, Caden Pellizzer led the Wykons with 12 points.

Next up, Houghton (4-2) travels to Calumet on Thursday, while WIC (3-2) hosts Kingsford on the same day.

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