GWINN, MI – March 19, 2021 – The Gwinn Modeltowners Girls Basketball team ran into a buzzsaw on Friday night, losing in the regular season to Calumet 61-21. Gwinn ends the regular season with a record of 1-11, and will head into District play on Monday. Travis Nelson had the call live from Gwinn High School streaming live on foxsportsmarquette.com
Before the Modeltowners had a chance to get their offense going, Calumet built a double-digit lead. The Copper Kings’ were turning steals into transition layups, and were playing relentless defense. Gwinn kept battling, but the undefeated Copper Kings showed why they’re 15-0, and took an 18-0 lead after one quarter.
End of 1st: Calumet Copper Kings 18, Gwinn Modeltowners 0
Gwinn’s defense improved in the second quarter, only holding Calumet to nine points. The problem for the Modeltowners was their offense, and they were held scoreless for nearly the first 15 minutes of the game. Tianna Taylor finally got Gwinn on the board with a tough layup try, but that would be Gwinn’s only bucket of the half. At the break, the Modeltowners faced a 27-2 deficit.
Halftime: Calumet Copper Kings 27, Gwinn Modeltowners 2
The second half was a much better offensive output for the Modeltowners, but Calumet’s offense also improved. Gwinn came up with seven points in the quarter with baskets from Elliina Miilu, Halle Beauchamp and Jordana Hardy, but they trailed by too much. The Copper Kings’ trap and zone defenses produced a lot of Gwinn turnovers, and they had a comfortable 38-point lead.
End of 3rd: Calumet Copper Kings 47, Gwinn Modeltowners 9
Both teams continued to play hard, and Gwinn had its largest scoring output in a quarter with 12 points in the fourth. Calumet finished with 14 points in the quarter, but it was evenly-contested throughout. The Modeltowners’ poor start offensively cost them in a losing effort to Calumet, 61-21.
Final Score: Calumet Copper Kings 61, Gwinn Modeltowners 21
NEXT GAME: The Gwinn Modeltowners Girls Basketball team’s next game will be on Monday, March 22 when they travel to Manistique once again to face the Emeralds in District play! Travis Nelson will have all of the coverage streaming live on foxsportsmarquette.com, beginning with the Elder Agency Pregame Show at 6:40 p.m., and the game to follow at 7 p.m. Go Modeltowners!