2018-02-08 / Sports


Imlay City’s Haley Medrano hits a layup during a game against Armada on Jan. 26. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Imlay City’s Haley Medrano hits a layup during a game against Armada on Jan. 26. Photo by Austin VanDaele GIRLS BASKETBALL

Almont: Three players scored in double figures to help the Almont girls’ basketball team defeat Croswell-Lexington 46-44 during an overtime thriller on Tuesday.

Almont opened the game ahead 11-10 after the first quarter and led 22-18 at the half. After the break, both teams scored nine points in the third quarter before Cros-Lex went on an 11-7 run in the fourth to send the game into overtime. The Lady Raiders responded in overtime and outscored Cros-Lex 8-6 in the extra frame to secure the win.

Meredith Rinke led the team with 11 points while both Paige Walton and Grace Zimmerman added 10 points apiece. Tyler Kautz added seven points, Jennifer Curtis scored six and Ashley Gibbs finished with two.

Almont, 9-7, is at Imlay City tomorrow at 6 p.m. – A.V.

Dryden: The Lady Cardinals led the entire way during a 58-18 win over Bentley at home on Monday.

Dryden opened the first quarter ahead 16-5 before an 18-6 run in the second quarter put it ahead 34-11 at the half. The Lady Cardinals kept their foot on the gas in the third quarter and outscored Bentley 20-4 to extend their lead headed into the final frame. Dryden then closed the game out by outscoring Bentley 4-3 in the final quarter for the win.

Hannah Peyerk led Dryden in scoring with 18 points while also adding three assists and two steals. Ally Sobek finished with a double-double, scoring 12 with 10 rebounds and one block. Jordan Peters finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists, Ella Kage had seven points with seven assists and four rebounds and Paige Abromaitis had seven points with two rebounds and two assists. Lexi Seitz added four points with four rebounds and Emerson Waite had two points with three boards.

Dryden, 8-5, hosts Mayville tomorrow at 6 p.m. – A.V.

Imlay City: The Lady Spartans got off to a hot start and never looked back during a 35-27 win over Capac on the road on Tuesday.

Imlay City opened the game on fire in the first quarter, holding Capac scoreless to take a 12-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Lady Spartans outscored Capac 7-6 for a 19-6 lead at the half. Capac responded with a 12-4 run in the third quarter to cut the deficit, but Imlay City bounced back in the fourth and took a 12-9 scoring advantage for the win.

Claire Thibodeau led the team with eight points while Abby Schefka chipped in with six points and four rebounds. Kayla Louwsma had six points with three rebounds, Erika VanDerPloeg had six points with two boards and Haley Medrano finished with four points and one steal. Abigail Thibodeau had three points and Jenna Schefka added two to round out the scoring.

Imlay City, 9-7, hosts Almont tomorrow at 6 p.m. – A.V.

Lapeer: The Lady Lightning fell to a tough Carman-Ainsworth team on Tuesday, 64-38. Carman-Ainsworth took a massive 18-4 lead in the first and never looked back, adding a 23-12 second to lead 41-16 at halftime. Lapeer put up a 19-12 third, but the Lady Cavs added an 11-3 fourth to seal Lapeer’s fate.

Hannah Erla continues to lead Lapeer in points, putting up 17 on the game. Becca Morrish added 13 of her own. Bre Nolan and Elle Perry had three points each and Olivia Norman added two.

“(It was) a tough game for the Lightning, who competed hard the whole game. Good teamwork!” said Lapeer coach Andy Roberts.

On Friday, Erla put up half of the Lady Lightning’s points in a 54-34 win against Saginaw Arthur Hill. Erla led Lapeer with 27 points.

Lapeer jumped out to a 21-13 lead in the first and never looked back, adding an 11-4 second to lead 32-17 by intermission. Both teams put up eight points each in the third, but Lapeer outscored Arthur Hill 14-9 in the fourth to notch its fourth win of the season.

Alongside Erla’s 27 points, Morrish added 18. Lindsey Shires chipped in 11. Olivia Norman added four, Charity Dundas two and Caitlyn O’Neal one.

Lapeer, 4-8, hosts Davison at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in a Pink Out game. – K.R.

North Branch: The Lady Broncos hosted Birch Run on Tuesday in Tri- Valley Conference-East action and dropped a 55-23 decision. The pace was set by Carly Warda’s 13 points, while Autumn Deshetsky tossed in four points. Kendall Wilson, Amy Ludescher and Emily Ludescher each had two points.

North Branch is at Frankenmuth today. – B.P.


Dryden: The Cardinals had their eight-game winning streak snapped during a 50-38 loss to Flint International Academy at home on Tuesday.

Brady Czape led Dryden with 11 points and five rebounds. John DelCampo added nine points with seven boards and three steals. Jared Czape and Jack Kaplan added eight points apiece and Hunter Gall chipped in with two points.

Dryden, 10-4, hosts Mayville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. – A.V.

Lapeer: The Lightning dropped their third-straight game on Tuesday night, losing on the road to Carman- Ainsworth 77-45.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the first that eventually ballooned into a 39-20 advantage by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then outscored Lapeer 38-25 in the second half to cement the victory.

Nick Jensen led Lapeer with 13 points and four rebounds. Drew Knickerbocker added eight points, and Ian McAllister contributed seven points and an assist.

Lapeer, 6-5 overall and 3-3 in conference play, hosts Davison on Friday for a 7 p.m. tipoff. – J.O.

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