2013-12-19 / Sports

Road weary Emeralds look to jump start season at home


Emerald senior Coby Ryan eyes the net for two of his six points in the loss at Munising. Emerald senior Coby Ryan eyes the net for two of his six points in the loss at Munising. MUNISING – Issues finding the bottom of the net continue to plague the Emerald boys’ basketball team – now three games into the season. Slow starts in their last two outings, both on the road, ended in losses for the Emeralds.

In a 42-32 loss to Norway last Friday, Manistique managed just two points at the end of the first quarter of play.

Monday in Munising, the results were much the same. Up against a red hot Mustangs team, the Emeralds trailed 21-4 following the first eight minutes of play.

Settling in, Coby Ryan netted six points and Tyler Kangas five, for Manistique in the second. But they then went cold, scoring just three points in the third on their way to a 59-22 loss to Munising.

Ryan finished the night with six points, Kangas five and Tony Floyd contributed four. DK Boyd, Brett Annelin and Travis Bolm added two points each.

Chris Freeman netted one from the charity stripe.

Kangas led the Emeralds with 11 points in the loss to Norway. Tanner Watson added 10, Ryan six, Jake Zellar three and Logan Hayward two.

Manistique wraps up a fourgame road tour in Newberry tonight (Thursday) after press time and will look to get on track at home against the Gwinn Modeltowners Friday. Tip off of the varsity game is set for 7:30 p.m.

The junior varsity matchup will start at 6 p.m.

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