Game Recaps

Boys Basketball

Waterman gets hot, Negaunee routs Gwinn to advance

3/12/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

There are anomalies and then there are events that make you simply scratch your head in confusion. Jason Waterman going 0 for 7 from 3 in Monday’s district-opening win over Manistique would fall into that latter category. A season ago he made 50 percent of his attempts from 3-point range, so it was strange to see him struggle against a...

Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain dominates Ironwood in district semifinal

3/12/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Nobody gave Ironwood much of a chance going into Wednesday night’s Division 3 District 65 semifinal against Iron Mountain, the top-ranked team in the Upper Peninsula with hopes of getting back to the state championship game. The Red Devils, though, didn’t play like that. They competed. They kept Iron Mountain stars Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson on the floor into...

Boys Basketball

3-11 roundup: Marquette, Munising, Calumet, Engadine earn district final berths

3/12/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Staff |

Kameron Karp is starting to get a bit of a reputation. A reputation as a player who makes big shots in even bigger situations. And on Wednesday, tied with Gaylord at 57, Karp hit his second buzzer-beater of the season to give Marquette a 60-57 win in the district semifinal.

Boys Basketball

Dollar Bay edges Jeffers as Janke reaches 1,000 points

3/12/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

Ashton Janke was dropped straight into a pressure cooker on Wednesday night. First, there are the typical nerves that come with postseason play, especially for a senior like Janke. Then, add in the fact that Dollar Bay dropped its last game of the season to Jeffers, and the Blue Bolts were playing on the road — suddenly, the stakes get...

Girls Basketball

Baraga's depth gives the Vikings an edge over Munising in district semifinal

3/11/2020 | Girls Basketball | By Keith Shelton |

Fouls were being flung like sacks of flour in Tuesday night's regional semifinal. It was a battle of attrition that went down to the wire, but in the end the deeper team prevailed. Baraga, despite losing two starters for nearly an entire quarter did just enough to squeak by the feisty and undersized Munising Mustangs 51-49 and advance in the...

Girls Basketball

L'Anse holds off Carney-Nadeau comeback to win regional semifinal

3/11/2020 | Girls Basketball | By Keith Shelton |

Maija Rice didn't eat her Wheaties Tuesday morning. She did have a banana though. Then she went out and played the best 12 minutes of basketball of her life. Rice and the L'Anse Hornets had a monster first half against Carney-Nadeau in a Division 4 regional semifinal at Kingsford High School en route to a 53-47 victory. Then, they nearly...