girls basketball roundup: Chelsea upsets Huron, Lincoln hand Pioneer first loss and more Friday girls basketball results
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Grace Sauers went 13 for 18 from the free-throw line and finished with 17 points to lead Chelsea. Teammate Riley Singleton added 15 points and eight rebounds. The Bulldogs are now 3-3 and 2-0 in SEC White play.
"We only scored one field goal in the fourth quarter," Chelsea coach Todd Blomquist said of his team's second-half performance. "We used (Ann Arbor) Huron's aggressiveness to our advantage."
Chelsea shot 21 of its 41 free throws in the fourth quarter. The game was tied 34-34 after three quarters.
Auzhane King led Ann Arbor Huron with 11 points, and teammates Bianca Williams and Micah Robinson added nine and eight points, respectively. Huron drops to 3-2 this season and 1-1 in SEC Red play.
Ypsilanti Lincoln had a little practice with its boys junior varsity team then had a big first half of defense in the non-conference win.
"I contacted our junior varsity boys coach and he coached with me last year. ... He brought his team to my practice in order to help us get some work," Lincoln coach Mike Foley said. "It is hard to emulate a team like Pioneer with the reserve players."
The key to the game was Lincoln (6-1) outscoring Pioneer (5-1) in the first half by a 27-9 margin.
Dexter's Crystal Kedroske led with 15 points, followed by Emma Kill and Taylor Olson, who scored 11 points each. Teia McGahey added 10 points. Dexter remains unbeaten at 6-0, 2-0 SEC White.
Ann Arbor Skyline's Mia Morris scored 10 points. The Eagles are now 3-4, 0-2 SEC Red.
Ypsilanti’s Cara Easley scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds, and Tori Amison added 10 points. The Phoenix are now 5-1, 1-1 SEC White.
“We try to play aggressive the whole game,” Ypsilanti coach Chris Slater said. “We haven't been shooting well, but we look to get easy buckets to help the offense.”
Amanda Zylstra led Saline (4-3, 1-1 SEC Red) with 11 points.
Manchester’s Jessie Manders scored a game-high 17 points. Teammate Taylor Manders added 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Michigan Center (5-4, 3-3 Cascades Conference) led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter, but Manchester switched up its defense in the second and outscored the Cardinals 21-6. Leading 33-22 coming out of halftime, Manchester (7-1, 4-0) limited Michigan Center to one point in the third quarter and six in the fourth.
“We had to switch our defense up a few times,” Manchester coach Cori Kastel said. “Once we found the right one that worked, that allowed us to have a good second quarter. We didn’t give them second-chance opportunities. In the second half, we took our time on offense and waited for the right shot. The biggest thing was not to force things and keep our composure.”
Carleton Airport’s Chelsea Mossburg scored 16 points, going 8 for 9 from the line, and Sam Lanham added 10 points. The Jets grabbed 40 boards compared to Milan’s 21.
“In the second half Mossburg got to the line and was more aggressive in her play,” Carleton Airport coach Greg Roberts said. “That gave us an advantaged. “
Milan’s Lexus Kersey scored 10 points to lead the Big Reds. Milan is now 1-5 this and 0-2 in Huron League play.
Everything was going well for Whitmore Lake through the first quarter, but two injuries derailed the team's offense midway through the game.
The more serious of the two injuries came from Madi Bix, who fell to the court with a right-knee injury while on a breakaway off a steal.
"She stole it, broke away from the defense, and on the way down she let out a scream and fell," Whitmore Lake coach Jennifer Taylor said. "We got the knee bandaged and she hobbled around. We are hoping for the best."
Whitmore Lake is now 1-6 this season and 0-1 in the Tri-County Conference.
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 46, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 33
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