Freshman girls basketball fall to Powers Catholic, 45-26

Delaney Bryson, Writer

The freshman girls basketball team traveled to Powers Catholic High School for a non-conference game last Thursday, Feb. 9. The girls went into the game with a previous loss to Powers still fresh in their minds.

“I’m excited going into any game because I love playing with everyone on the team,” freshman Erica Behnfeldt said. “This one was especially exciting because when we had previously played [Powers] the score was reasonably close and I thought that would make it a pretty exciting game to play.”

With a height advantage over their competitors on their side, the girls planned to try harder to get the ball to their post players. The team started out at the end of the first quarter scoring seven times, close behind Powers’ 12.

“The second quarter was probably our best because we started out strong in the first quarter and were ready to keep playing hard,” freshman Lauren Bossenberger said. “We were also able to maintain a pretty close score in the second quarter.”

Leading the scoring were Maria Ebert with six points and Erica Behnfeldt with six points and 10 rebounds. Bossenberger was also among the top scorers, with five points and five steals. Thursday’s game against Powers was just one out of 15 non-conference games planned for this season, compared to only five conference games for the freshman girls.

“The reason we have so many more non-conference games is because many teams in the Flint Metro League do not have a freshman girls’ basketball team,” coach Don Kutchey said. “However, conference games are more important ​because winning those means winning the league title.”

To prepare for these upcoming conference games, the team plans to practice three times before their next game on Feb. 14 against Lake Orion.