Girls basketball strives defensively with 54-25 win over Flint Kearsley


PHOTO Lydia Berkey

Dribbling around the Kearsley defense, junior Katie Conroy contributes to the Tiger’s 54-25 over the Hornets.

The girls basketball team beat Flint Kearsley 54-25 on Tuesday, having a defensive advantage over the Hornets.

“We had a really good defense,” senior Paige Wendland said. “We communicated very well during the game, even if something was mixed up we scrambled out of it and helped everyone out.”

While the Tigers had a defensive lead over their opponent, sophomore Sarah Cummings led the offensive team with a game-high of 13 points.

“Playing against Kearsley was one of my better games,” Cummings said. “Defensively, we played really well. We got a lot of steals and forced a lot of turnovers.”

In the first and third quarters of the game, the girls held a 30-7 lead over the Hornets. Previously, on Dec. 17, the girls had beat the Hornets 56-37

“I think every team is a challenge for us,” senior Ellen Sage said. “Kearsley was a little different because we had beat them before, so Mrs. Moore had to keep us focused and in the game.”

With the win against the Hornets, the girls’ record is now 8-2 in the league and 9-4 overall.

“I think team is going to do pretty good the rest of the season,” Cummings said. “We’ve got a little bit tougher schedule coming up, but we’ve been playing well together so I think we will be successful.”

Some future games for the girls basketball team include in league opponents Ortonville-Brandon, Swartz Creek and Lapeer West, who they beat. They are also set to play Linden and Holly again, which were both games that they lost.

“I think we’ve done very well and improved immensely this season,” Sage said. “I think Holly will be a big challenge as well as Linden because are the only teams we lost to in theMetro League.”

The girls’ next game will be tomorrow night, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. against Ortonville-Brandon at home. They previously beat Blackhawks 38-28 on Jan. 8.