N obody 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 the fourth quarter.
This wasn’t the year Ironwood could realistically upset the Mountaineers, but coach Pete Lewinski was happy with his team’s effort despite an 87-49 season-ending loss in the district semifinal.