Multiple Teams · Kaipio Leads Calumet Over Lake Linden-Hubbell

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes had no answer for the Calumet Copper Kings’ David Kaipio as he led all scorers with 25 points to help the Copper Kings earn a 90-63 victory over the Lakes Friday night.

Kaipio scored 11 of his 25 points in the opening quarter including nine points from 3’s. He added one more 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to give him four on the night.

The Copper Kings used Kaipio’s 11 points to jump out to a 22-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Calumet’s Matthew Ojala scored nine of his 20 points as the Copper Kings scored 24 points to give themselves 46 by the half.

Jason Sutherland, who paced the Lakes with 18 points, scored seven of those points to help the Lakes (6-13) put up 21 in the second quarter.

The Copper Kings’ defense tightened up in the third quarter, holding the Lakes to just nine points while they spread the offense around, scoring 23 points led by eight points from Cooper Twardzik.

Next, LL-H goes to Chassell on Tuesday; Calumet (13-5) hosts Houghton on the same day.

Calumet 22 24 23 21 – 90

Lake Linden 14 21 9 19 – 63

CHS: Kaipio 25, M. Ojala 20, Twardzik 12, Loukus 9, Helminen 7, Hyrkas 5, T. Ojala 3, Haapala 3; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Kaipio 4, M. Ojala 4, Loukus 2, Hyrkas 1

LLH: Sutherland 18, Klein 9, Heikkinen 9, Tuovila 9, Moilanen 8, Baccus 5, Wagner 3, Crouch 2; Fouls: 19; Fouled out: Klein; 3-point field goals: Sutherland 2, Wagner 1, Baccus 1