• HS Hockey 2/22: Escanaba 7, Painesdale-Jeffers 2
  • Negaunee 6, Cheboygan 3
  • HS Girls Basketball 2/22: Carney-Nadeau 54, North Central 38
  • Men's College Basketball 2/22: Dakota County Tech 111, Gogebic Community College 66
  • College Hockey 2/22: Northern Michigan 5, Lake Supeiror State 1
4065 articles
Tuesday February 25, 2020
ROLLING ALONG: Norse Men Dominate Finlandia

HANCOCK---The Bay College men's basketball team completed a season sweep of the Finlandia Lions Wednesday night, winning 99-72 in the Copper Country.

The win followed Saturday’s 98-79 win in Escanaba and it followed much the same script as in the first matchup.

The Norse jumped to a 30-8 lead in the home game, and on Wednesday, raced to a 25-8 lead in the first six minutes. They led 48-28 at halftime and cruised throughout the second half, with the Lions never getting closer than 15 points.

Also just like in the previous game, Bay’s Matt Wagner had a big first half. He scored 16 points in the opening 20 minutes, with four triples and a pair of inside baskets. Wagner finished with 20 points.

Wagner also held Finlandia’s top scorer, Dylan Underwood, off the board for a second straight game.

Underwood scored just three points and fouled out on Saturday, and then on Wednesday, he scored seven points, and that included a lay-up in the final seconds when Wager was on the bench.

And also just like on Saturday, Norse center Christian Alexander was simply unstoppable. He scored 22 points, making eight of his nine shots from the floor.

Four of those baskets were slam dunks, giving the 6-10 British import four dunks in a game for the third straight contest.

In all, there were six Norse players who scored in double figures: Alexander (22), Wagner (20), Chris Dobessi (12), Ryan Robinette (11), Marcus Harris (11), and Khalid Fleming (10).

Dobessi had 11 rebounds to go along with his 12 points for a double-double. Wagner had seven rebounds, while Robinette, Alexander, and Dondre Yohe all had six rebounds.

Fleming had a strong all-around game, with four rebounds, three assists, three steals, and tough all-around defense.

Finlandia was led by Superior Central High School graduate Joe Heinonen with 20 points, including four three-point baskets. Devin Moultrie added 17 points, including a dunk and a triple.  Jacob Ohm hit three triples and had 12 points. Finlandia tried 40 three-pointers, making 13.

Finlandia fell to 0-20 on the season and has now lost 51 straight games going back to the 2017-18 season. Bay College improved to 16-7 on the season and faces a tough test in suburban Milwaukee on Saturday. The Norse will take on the Bryant & Stratton Bobcats, a team that made the national tournament last season. Game time is 4:00 ET.

It will be broadcast live on Maverick 106.3 FM and on-line at www.radioresultsnetwork.com.

Click the thumbnails in the ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS box above to see photos and videos, and hear Tristan Masuga’s player spotlight interview.










Choose team:
No schedule entries



Bay College Men Hold Off Truman College, 71-64
Saturday February 15, 2020
WINDY CITY WIN: Norse Grind Past Daley College
Friday February 14, 2020
Bay Men Overwhelm Gogebic; Sweep Season Series
Wednesday February 12, 2020
OUTGUNNED: Second Half Drought Dooms Norse
Saturday February 8, 2020
Comeback Falls Short For Norse Men's Basketball
Saturday February 1, 2020
Fast Start Helps Norse Overwhelm Finlandia, 97-78
Saturday January 25, 2020
BOUNCING BACK: Norse Top Junior Lakers, 98-75
Sunday January 19, 2020
HEARTBREAKING LOSS: Norse Fall By One Point
Saturday January 18, 2020
Wagner, Norse Beat Gogebic With Big Second Half
Wednesday January 15, 2020
BAY'S BIG BRIT: Alexander Has Eye On Next Level
Monday January 13, 2020
Bay College Mens Basketball Strolls Past Alpena CC
Saturday January 11, 2020
Norse Rally For Big Road Win In Minnesota, 80-76
Wednesday January 8, 2020
Wagner Clutch As Bay Men Beat Sault College 81-77
Friday January 3, 2020
Robinette, Norse Bounce Back To Win In Minnesota
Sunday December 22, 2019
DEFENSIVE WOES: Norse Fall To Rochester Tech
Saturday December 21, 2019
No. 8 Milwaukee Tech Men Roll Past Norse, 98-82
Sunday December 15, 2019
TUNE-UP VICTORY: Bay Tops Hawks; MATC Next
Saturday December 14, 2019
DOUBLE OT THRILLER: Norse Top Lakers, 95-90
Sunday December 8, 2019
Norse Men's Basketball Dominated Downstate
Friday December 6, 2019
Gogebic Lindquist Tournament Games Cancelled
Friday November 29, 2019
ROLLIN' RYAN: Robinette Threes Lead Bay, 90-67
Thursday November 28, 2019
STORM WARNING: Milwaukee Tech Beats Norse
Friday November 22, 2019
Norse Open Home Season With Win Over JV Lakers
Sunday November 17, 2019
BOUNCING BACK: Guards Lead Norse To Victory
Sunday November 3, 2019
Norse Men Set To Open 2019-'20 Season Downstate
Thursday October 31, 2019
DEFENSE RULES: Northern Pulls Away From Bay
Friday October 25, 2019