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Midgets hold off Tigers


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Hurley's James Sukanen, left, tries to grab a rebound as Mercer's James Reichard, center, and Hurley's Tandrell Foster also reach for it during Friday's Indianhead Conference game at the Hurley K-12 School.

HURLEY - On the second Friday in a row, Hurley buried a rival early in the game.

After coming out strong in a win at Ironwood last week, the Midgets did the same against their Iron County rivals, Mercer, this week, winning 64-53.

The Midgets led 15-3 and 30-9 in the first half. Mercer reduced the deficit to single digits in the second half, but the Tigers didn't have an answer for the bigger Midgets, James Sukanen (6-6), who had 27 points and 16 rebounds, or guard Isaac DeCarlo, who scored 16 points.

"I was very happy with how things were going in the first half," Hurley coach Mike Swartz...

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