E-TC defeats defending state runner-up Chassell

12/5/2018 | Game Recap | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe)

S tarting against last year’s state runner-up had Ewen-Trout Creek coach Jacky Besonen nervous before Tuesday night’s game.

Even though Chassell graduated its two best players, they returned Jenna Pietila, one of the best small-school players in the Upper Peninsula, and they have some young talent coming up.

It turns out she was right to be nervous as Chassell made it a battle right to the end. But this has a chance to be E-TC’s year and it was the Panthers from Ontonagon County making the plays in the fourth quarter for a 49-45 Copper Mountain Conference victory.

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