Westwood Boys Downed By IM

The Iron Mountain boys basketball team started fast and raced past Westwood 80-47 in Mid Peninsula Conference action on Thursday.

Iron Mountain shot 65% from the floor in the opening quarter and raced out to a 32-11 lead after one. Westwood used a 7-0 run in the second frame to close the gap to 40-22 but would get no closer.

Zach Beckman tallied a career-high 17 points while Taylor Dellangelo added 15 to lead the Patriots. Iron Mountain’s duo of Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders scored 21 and 20 respectively. Westwood is now 7-4 and hosts Marquette on Tuesday.

Patriot Boys Best West Iron

The Westwood boys basketball team avenged an earlier setback Monday night, topping West Iron County 47-41 in West-PAC action.

The Patriots never trailed, jumping out to a 13-8 lead after one quarter before extending it to 27-16 at halftime. The Wykons opened the second half on a 7-0 run to get within four but Zach Carlson gave the Pats some breathing room with an old-fashioned three point play.

Westwood rebuilt a double-digit lead at 34-24 but West Iron went on a 10-2 run to get within two midway through the fourth quarter. The Patriots scored the next four points but a successful And-1 opportunity brought the Wykons within 40-37 with three minutes to play. On the next possession, Zach Beckman received a low-post pass, converted a layup while being fouled and made the ensuing free throw. Westwood led by multiple possessions from that point on.

Carlson finished with 14 points while Taylor Dellangelo added 12 to lead the Patriots who move to 7-3 overall. Westwood hits the road Thursday to visit Iron Mountain.

Patriot Girls Down Negaunee

The Westwood girls basketball team never trailed en route to their eighth consecutive victory, taking down rival Negaunee 45-35 Friday night.

The Patriots jumped out to an 8-2 lead but Negaunee scored six consecutive points to tie things up. Westwood answered with a 7-2 run before the Miners cut the deficit to two with a three-pointer. However, the Patriots would score ten of the next thirteen points to take a 25-16 halftime lead.

Negaunee rallied and cut the deficit to 33-28 entering the fourth quarter but could get no closer than within five down the stretch. Leading 39-34 with two minutes remaining, Jillian Koski collected an offensive rebound and passed to Natalie Prophet who buried a right-wing three-pointer to put the game out of reach.

Prophet and Tessa Leece each finished with 16 points and Madelyn Koski added 11 to pace Westwood. The Patriots are now 10-1 and visit Gwinn on Tuesday.

Patriot Boys Fall To Esky

Escanaba led wire-to-wire as they earned a 59-43 win at Westwood on non-conference boys basketball action.

Escanaba scored the first eight points of the game and built a 16-4 lead but Westwood’s Zach Carlson knocked down a pair of three-pointers to get the Pats within six after a quarter. Carlson then connected on a jumpshot to cut the deficit to four but that’s as close as Westwood would get for the rest of the evening. Escanaba extended their lead to 33-21 at halftime and 48-30 after three quarters.

Carlson led all scorers with 20 points while Ty Alderton added ten. Esky’s Connor Smale drained six three-pointers before halftime en route to a 19-point performance. Westwood is now 6-3 and hosts West Iron County on Monday.

Patriot Girls Cruise Past Iron Mountain

The Westwood Patriot girls basketball team earned their seventh consecutive victory Monday night; never trailing as part of a 63-33 win over Iron Mountain.

Westwood scored the first seven points of the game but the Mountaineers got within two on two separate occasions. The Patriots ended the first quarter on a 6-0 run and led 15-7 after one. Westwood built a 28-17 lead at halftime when Emily Nelson tipped in a missed shot as time expired. The Pats held Iron Mountain to five points in the third quarter and used a 23-0 second half run to separate.

All nine Patriots got in the game and scored, paced by Madelyn Koski’s 16 points. Ellie Miller added ten and Tessa Leece finished with nine to go along with ten rebounds and six assists. Westwood is now 9-1 and will host Negaunee on Friday.

Westwood Hoops Teams Both Earn Friday Night Wins

The Westwood girls basketball team earned their sixth consecutive victory Friday night, topping Houghton 67-33 in West PAC action.

The Patriots scored the first seven points of the game and led 15-5 after one quarter. Westwood extended their advantage to 29-17 at halftime and led by double digits for the rest of the night.

Karlie Patron paced the Pats with 16 points while Madelyn Koski added 15 and six assists. Tessa Leece finished with 13 points, Natalie Prophet had 11 and Ellie Miller ten. Westwood is now 8-1 and hosts Iron Mountain on Monday.

Meanwhile the Westwood boys basketball team raced past rival Ishpeming 60-48 at Westwood High School.

The Patriots led 12-6 after one quarter, 28-16 at halftime and 45-28 at the end of three. Zach Carlson tallied a game-high 25 points, Taylor Dellangelo added 16 and Ty Alderton ten. Westwood improves to 6-2 and hosts Escanaba on Tuesday.

Westwood Hoops Teams Sweep Gladstone

The Westwood girls basketball team earned their fifth consecutive win Tuesday night, topping Gladstone 49-29 in Mid Peninsula action.

Westwood scored the first five points of the game and built a 12-2 lead early in the opening quarter. Gladstone scored the next five points to get within 12-7 but the Patriots answered with an 8-2 run to build their largest lead of the first half.

The Braves answered with seven consecutive points to get within four in the final minute of the half but Madelyn Koski tipped in a missed shot right before the buzzer to put Westwood ahead 22-16 at the break. The Patriots rebuilt an 11-point lead after three quarters and led by double digits the rest of the way.

Koski led the way with a game-high 19 points, Tessa Leece added 12 and Natalie Prophet nine as the Patriots move to 7-1 on the year.

The Patriot boys topped Gladstone 69-51 fueled by a career night from sophomore guard Zach Carlson.

Carlson led all scorers with 30 points as Westwood blew open a one-point game at halftime by outscoring the Braves 18-7 in the third quarter, never giving up the lead thereafter.

Ty Alderton added 19 points and ten rebounds while Taylor Dellangelo finished with ten points to lead three Patriots in double figures. Westwood is now 5-2 and hosts Ishpeming on Friday.

Patriots Fall To Iron Mountain

The Westwood boys basketball team held Iron Mountain to their lowest offensive output of the season Friday night but it wasn’t enough as the Mountaineers topped the Patriots 53-35 in Mid Peninsula Conference action.

Iron Mountain scored the first four points of the game but Ty Alderton got the Patriots within one with an old fashioned three-point play. The Mountaineers led 13-7 after one quarter but Westwood capped a 9-4 run with a Marcus Boase three-pointer to get within one possession.

However, Iron Mountain scored the final four points of the half to take a 23-16 lead into the break. The Mountaineers opened the second half on a 10-5 run and led by double digits for the rest of the night.

Taylor Dellangelo led Westwood with 12 points while Alderton added six. The Patriots are now 4-2 and host Gladstone on Tuesday.

Patriot Girls Too Much For Calumet

The Westwood girls basketball team posted their fourth consecutive victory Thursday night, topping Calumet 59-45 in West PAC action.

After a back-and-forth start to the game, Westwood emerged with a 16-10 lead after one quarter. The Patriots built an eight point lead in the final minute of the first half but Calumet scored a pair of baskets before quarter’s end to get within 29-25 at the break.

Westwood established a 45-34 lead after three quarters, led by as many as 18 in the fourth and Calumet could get no closer than within 12 down the stretch.

Natalie Prophet led Westwood with 18 points and ten rebounds while Tessa Leece added 15 points and ten rebounds. Karlie Patron and Madelyn Koski each finished with 12 points as the Patriots move to 6-1 overall. Westwood returns to action Tuesday with a roadtrip to Gladstone.

Patriot Boys Bounce Back At Gwinn

The Westwood boys basketball team got back to winning ways Wednesday night, topping MPC rival Gwinn 46-37 at E.L. Miller Gymnasium.

The Modeltowners raced out to a 9-2 lead but went scoreless for a nine-minute stretch that allowed Westwood to close the first half on an 18-7 run.

The Patriots held a 32-24 lead after three quarters and led by as many as 11 points in the fourth. Gwinn rallied to cut the deficit to 38-33 with under ninety seconds to play but could get no closer.

Zach Carlson led all scorers with 17 points while Zach Beckman added nine. Westwood is now 4-1 and hosts Iron Mountain on Friday.