girls basketball roundup: Dexter, Chelsea and Willow Run pick up wins and more Tuesday night results
This file will be updated throughout the night.
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Riley McDonald and Crystal Kedroske had 10 points each to lead Dexter (5-0, 0-1 SEC White) to a win.
"I thought our guards, especially Mackenzie, did a great job on their perimeter players and forced them to take tough shots," Dexter coach Mike Bavineau said.
"We kept them out of the lane. When we did force the tough shots, we were able to get clean rebounds. Our team is trying really hard to get the next-best shot."
Ypsilanti Lincoln's (5-1, 0-1 SEC White) Dominique Foley had 12 points to lead Railsplitter offense.
Ariellw Cargor added 10 points.
Kamala Glenn and Bianca Williams led the way with 11 points each as Ann Arbor Huron used a 21-2 first quarter run to take command early in the Southeastern Conference opener for both schools.
"Bianca got us going in the first half (with) a quick seven points in the first quarter," Huron coach Steve Vinson said. "Kamala was our leader in the second half."
Williams also had five steals for Huron (3-1, 1-0 SEC Red) and Micah Robinson had three steals, four assists and four points.
Demi Hampton led Monroe with eight points, while Lexi Taylor had five points.
The ability to control the tempo early was what helped Chelsea (2-3, 1-0 SEC White) dominate the contest.
"We were able to get some steals and easy opportunities," Chelsea coach Todd Blomquist said. "We were able to work the ball well and ended up shooting a really nice percentage from the floor (18 of 38)."
Riley Singleton was 7 of 10 from the floor and finished with 14 points. Grace Sauers finished with nine points for Chelsea, and Bailey Darwin had eight points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Amanda Zylstra and Melanie Moeller each scored seven points to lead Saline (4-1, 0-1 SEC Red), which tied Temperance Bedford 8-8 in the first quarter but fell behind over the next three quarters.
"Give Bedford the credit for their victory tonight," saline coach Jeff Waltz said. "They played harder and smarter than us and hit more shots at crucial times.
"I was pleased with Melanie's performance off the bench. She came in and gave us an offensive spark for the second game in a row, and that kept us in the game."
Tecumseh 59, Ypsilanti 54
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Tecumseh scored 20 in the third quarter and poured on 21 more in the fourth, transforming an eight-point halftime deficit into a five-point win, the Indians' first of the season.
Ypsilanti suffered its first loss after scoring 18 points apiece in the first and second quarters. Jasmine Jones led the Phoenix (4-1, 0-1 SEC White) with 15 points, while Tori Amison added 13 and Cara Easley scored 10.
Freshman Sarah Thompson led Manchester (6-1, 3-0 Cascades Conference) with 23 points and 10 steals, to tie teammate Taylor Manders for the school record in steals. Manders and McKenna Erkfritz each added 10 points.
“Sarah’s not a big scorer normally; she’s more of a defensive threat,” Manchester coach Cori Kastel said. “So it was nice to see.”
Hanover-Horton’s Alyssa Fausneaucht had five points.
Manchester shot 28 of 58 from the floor, with 24 steals and 10 turnovers.
“Overall our team shot very well tonight,” Kastel said. “One of our big things is to be more consistent, and our last two games haven’t been as good. Defensively we played a good game as well.”
Willow Run 45, Detroit Edison Public School Academy 38
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Samaria Gibbs scored 18 points, helping the Flyers (2-3) to their second win of the season. Sarah Tubbs scored 12 points, and Shamaria Canada scored 11 as Willow Run avenged its season opening loss.
“They beat us in the first game this year,” Willow Run coach Cliff Russell said. “We had a couple defensive lapses, but I was pleased with the effort.”
Entering the game, Willow Run already had motivation to split its series with Detroit Edison, but Russell knew this was a game his team needed to win.
“I told them, ‘this was our game to win,’ and their spirits were upbeat,” Russell added. “It was the performance that our team needed. Our girls responded great.”
Lexus Kersey had 11 points, including a 5 of 6 effort from the free-throw line, as Milan (1-4) dropped its Huron League opener.
New Boston Huron's Hailey Richardson led all scorers with 18 points.
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