B essemer was happy to see its losing streak come to end.
Ewen-Trout Creek was happy to see how far they’ve come.
The Speedboys survived for a 44-43 win, holding off the Panthers’ fourth-quarter surge in Tuesday night’s Copper Mountain Conference game.
Bessemer had lost its last two games and slipped to a fifth-place tie in this week’s U.P. poll.
“Not that I want to play a whole lot of these close games, but we have not done well,” Bessemer coach Richard Matrella said. “We’ve had the lead in every one under 10 seconds and this is the first one we’ve pulled out.”