Multiple Teams · Copper Kings Beat WIC In WestPAC Match-up


West Iron County took a 28-25 lead early in the third quarter before dropping a 61-40 decision to Calumet in West PAC Conference boys basketball Friday night.

“It was a great third quarter for us where we were aggressive against some of the pressure they put on us,” Calumet coach Mike Ojala said.  The Copper Kings outscored their hosts 22-11 in the frame.

“We did an outstanding job on the defensive boards all night,” Ojala said.

Paul Torola poured in 27 for the Copper Kings, now 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the WestPAC.

The Copper Kings now host Baraga Monday night.

Calumet – Paul Torola 27, Kurt Keranen 9, Jake Pieti 9, Russ Bjorn 4, Jack Hyrkas 7, Jordan Johnson 4, Eric Lasanen 1. FT: 15-25. F: 9; 3-point field goals: Torola 1, Keranen 1, Hyrkas 1, Johnson 1.