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50-point second half lifts Red Devils past Butternut


December 9, 2017

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Ironwood's Makenzie Marshall goes in for a layup during Friday night's game against Butternut at John Krznarich Gym in Ironwood.

IRONWOOD - After scoring just 23 points in the first half, reaching a five-year high on the scoreboard by game's end was about the last thing Ironwood expected Friday night.

But a 50-point second half made that a reality.

The Devils beat Butternut 73-54, their best offensive output since scoring 75 against Mercer on Dec. 7, 2012.

Ironwood was up 23-15 at the half before building a 20-point lead in the second half of the Indianhead Conference matchup, getting to the basket at will. Butternut cut it to single digits, but the Devils survived and ended up outscoring the visitors 50-39 in the se...

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