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Gagnon named MVP in Northern Michigan's comeback effort

 

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Wakefield-Marenisco's Collin Gagnon of the Northern Michigan boys goes to the hoop against Rhinelander's Brandon Reinthaler during Thursday's Kiwanis Classic Border Bash at the Lindquist Center in Ironwood. The shot was blocked. Gagnon scored 20 points and was named MVP.

IRONWOOD - Adam Vandenberghe and Northern Wisconsin put on a show in the first half. Northern Michigan weathered the storm and came back for a 105-104 win in a thrilling Kiwanis Classic Border Bash Thursday night.

That comeback was led by Wakefield-Marenisco's Collin Gagnon, who was named the game's Most Valuable Player, and Ontonagon's Taylor Beaudry.

Gagnon finished with 20 points and Beaudry scored 19.

"They wanted the ball," Michigan coach Jack Kumpula of Lake Linden-Hubbell said. "In a game like this, sometimes the kids don't want the ball, but those kids wanted the ball and it was big...



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