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Devils survive Speedboys in districts


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EWEN --- Ironwood beat Bessemer by double figures in both of its regular-season matchups. The tournament matchup, of course, turned out to be more difficult.

But the Red Devils survived for a 47-44 win in Monday night’s MHSAA Division 4 District 97 opener.

“Anytime you’re playing in the playoffs, anytime you’re playing against a rival, anything can happen and tonight it was a close game throughout,” Ironwood coach Adam Mackey said. “I’m proud of the guys the way they played, Bessemer, coach (Richard) Matrella, you’ve got to give credit to those guys. He...