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Cardinals escape Ironwood with victory


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Ironwood's Jordan Giannunzio (middle) tries to hang on to the ball as he dribbles between Wakefield-Marenisco's Tommy Libertoski (front) and Shane Cole (back) at the Cardinal-Red Devil basketball game at the John Krznarich Gym on Friday night.

IRONWOOD - Ironwood took Wakefield-Marenisco to the brink of an upset, but the Cardinals counted on a senior to pull out a 52-49 win in a non-conference, Gogebic Range rivalry game at the John Krznarich Gym on Friday night.

With 52.1 seconds left and W-M leading 49-46, Ironwood's Zach Combs, back from a five-week absence with a fractured ankle, dribble drove from the top of the key, bounced off a Cardinal player and shot the ball as he was falling to the right. It was a very tough shot, but it went in and then Combs sank the tying free throw to make it 49-49.

W-M called timeout with 24.0 se...

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