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Copper Kings News · Boys Basketball Wins at Ontonagon


A 24-point first quarter propelled the Calumet Copper Kings to a 69-50 nonconference win over the Ontonagon Gladiators Monday in Ontonagon.

Matt Ojala paced the winners with 24 points while Travis Ojala added 14 points.

Calumet (4-3) led 24-10 after the first quarter and never trailed after that.

Ontonagon’s Ed Polakowski led the way with 17 points. James Domitrovich added 10 points.

Next, Calumet has a West-PAC showdown Thursday at West Iron County. Ontonagon (1-6) hosts Wakefield-Marenisco on the same day.

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Calumet 24 16 14 15 — 69

Ontonagon 10 19 8 13 — 50

Calumet — Hill 1, Harmala 2, Matt Ojala 24, Travis Ojala 14, Antilla 9, McParlan 13, Hyrkas 3, Twardzik 2, Ekdahl 1. F: 13; Fouled out: None; Free throws: 13-18; 3-point field goals: Antilla 3, T. Ojala 2, M. Ojala, McParlan, Hyrkas.

Ontonagon — Polakowski 17, Weisinger 4, Pollard 3, Domitrovich 10, Buzzo 4, Menigoz 4,  LaBine 1, Blake 5, Balcomb 2. F: 14; Fouled out: None; Free throws; 10-17; 3-point field goals: Polakowski, Pollard.