Prep girls basketball: Portland protects undefeated season

Prep girls basketball: Portland protects undefeated season

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Prep girls basketball: Portland protects undefeated season

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In a battle of unbeatens, Portland continued their winning ways on by handing Williamston its first loss, 41-30, on Friday night.

The win for Portland (7-0) not only keeps its undefeated season alive but also gives it a leg up on Williamston (6-1) in the CAAC White.

“It was just a quality win against a quality opponent tonight,” said Portland coach Ray Kimball.

Portland looked poised to run away with the game after a hot start from senior Nicole Green. She had 10 points in the first quarter and stretched the Raiders lead to 13-4.

Her early scoring had a little to do with the coach on the other sideline.

“The Williamston coach is my coach for AAU, and I just wanted to beat him really bad,” said Green, who finished with 12 points. “I had a lot of motivation from that.”

But after the first quarter, Williamston’s defense took Green out of the game and allowed the Hornets to sustain a rally. By halftime, Portland’s edge was just 20-16.

Shortly after the break, the Hornets tied the game at 21, and that did not sit well with the Raiders.

“We took it personally that we gave up some easy baskets,” Kimball said. “We pride ourselves on defending.”

The response was a 14-1 run for Portland sparked by its defense. After tying the game, Williamston only made one more field goal.

Although it hasn’t been easy, the undefeated start has Portland exactly in the position it wants to be as it hits the mini-break for the holidays.

“With the injuries, sickness and all the kids in dress clothes on the bench, we’re happy to be where we’re at,” Kimball said.

And while it was a frustrating night for Williamston, the team’s first defeat will be used as a teaching tool.

“From a game like this we learn what we can work on, and we can learn from our mistakes,’ said senior Laura Rosekrans, who finished with nine points.

The two teams will play again on Feb. 8 in Williamston, and it is already a matchup that is on the minds of the Hornets.

“This is just going to motivate us for the next time we play Portland,” Rosekrans said.

— David Cassilo

Williamston 6 10 5 9 30
Portland 13 7 5 16 41

Williamston

Katelyn Demitroff 2 0-0 6, Paige Dutcher 0 2-2 2, Tara Harris 1 2-2 4, Angela Maurer 0 2-2 2, Emily Nemeth 0 1-2 1, Laura Rosekrans 3 2-2 9, Sarah Schultz 2 2-2 6, Kortney Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 11-12 30.

Portland

Madison Adams 0 2-2 2, Katie Blake 0 2-2 2, Nikki Green 5 0-1 12, Madison King 2 0-1 4, Allison Russell 3 0-0 9, Kelsey Spitzley 2 8-9 12. Totals 12 12-15 41.

3-Point Goals – Williamston 3 (Katelyn Demitroff 2, Laura Rosekrans 1), Portland 5 (Nikki Green 2, Allison Russell 3), Total Fouls – Williamston 18, Portland 13.

EAST LANSING 70, HOLT 43

East Lansing 12 19 25 14 70
Holt 12 7 16 8 43

East Lansing

Taylor Gordon 1 2-2 4, Kellie Haizlip 6 1-2 13, Danni Hanson 4 0-1 8, Renee Hoekstra 0 1-2 1, Kadijah Kalo 2 1-4 5, Kennedy Marker 2 3-4 7, Zoe Morse 0 1-2 1, Abby Pendred 0 0-0 0, Meechi Thompson 3 4-5 10, Piper Tucker 3 2-2 8, Grace Whelan 4 4-4 13. Totals 25 19-28 70.

Holt

Khadeja Anthony 1 3-6 5, Brandi Blair 0 0-0 0, Sherye Bradley 1 5-6 7, Delysia Delacruz 0 1-2 1, Tara Lierman 5 3-9 16, Kamrin Reed 2 0-0 4, N’Dezha Robinson 0 0-1 0, Emma Sluiter 3 1-2 7, Rylie Stiles 1 1-2 3, Kayla Valles 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 14-28 43.

3-Point Goals – East Lansing 1 (Grace Whelan 1), Holt 3 (Tara Lierman 3), Total Fouls – East Lansing 20, Holt 22.

EVERETT 66, EASTERN 31

Azalea Miller scored 14 points for Everett in a CAAC Blue road win at Eastern. Victoria Guardiola added 13 points and Starr Allen 11 for the Vikings (1-5, 1-2). Aliyah Owens had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Quakers (0-6, 0-3).

Everett 19 18 8 21 66
Eastern 9 2 14 6 31

Everett

Starr Allen 5 1-2 11, Toni Benson 1 0-0 2, Brittany DeMyers 2 1-4 6, Nina Foster 1 4-6 6, Victoria Guardiola 4 1-2 13, Deanna Martin 4 1-2 9, Azalea Miller 5 3-7 14, Damaria Morton 0 1-2 1, Destiney Morton 0 0-0 0, Regine Thompson 2 0-0 4. Totals 24 12-25 66.

Eastern

Oriel Bonds 3 0-0 6, Sabrina Butler 0 0-0 0, Sabreea Carson-Pops 1 0-0 2, Kalay Carter 2 4-4 8, J’la Garrett-Bates 0 0-0 0, Christina Nickson 1 0-0 2, Aliyah Owens 3 2-10 8, Kasidee Rainger 2 0-2 4, Kaeyonna Todd 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 7-18 31.

3-Point Goals – Everett 6 (Brittany DeMyers 1, Victoria Guardiola 4, Azalea Miller 1), Total Fouls – Everett 19, Eastern 21.

GRAND LEDGE 54, JACKSON 32

JACKSON–Codi Drake scored 14 points to lead Grand Ledge in its CAAC Blue victory over Jackson. Hannah Orwat talliedl nine points for the Comets (6-1).

Grand Ledge 17 22 7 8 54
Jackson 6 5 12 9 32

Grand Ledge

Lauren Bachert 2 2-3 6, Cori Crocker 2 1-2 5, Codi Drake 6 2-2 14, Sophie Guzman 2 1-2 5, Tess Huelskamp 0 2-2 2, Hannah Orwat 2 4-4 9, Lindsay Orwat 2 3-4 7, Lauren Rambo 2 0-0 4, Mollie Tuthill 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 15-19 54.

Jackson

Chloe Cain 0 2-4 2, Janaesha DeFazio 0 0-1 0, Chelsy Hall 1 0-0 2, Jordan Jackson 2 0-0 4, Cierra Pryor 6 4-9 16, Ashleigh Spencer 4 0-2 8. Totals 13 6-16 32.

3-Point Goals – Grand Ledge 1 (Hannah Orwat 1).

OKEMOS 57, SEXTON 18

OKEMOS–Olivia Sherman led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points as the Chiefs (4-3, 2-1) raced out to a 42-9 halftime lead enroute to the CAAC Blue win over Sexton (0-6, 0-3). Erin Howard led the Big Reds with five points.

Sexton 6 3 5 4 18
Okemos 24 18 7 8 57

Sexton

Lauren Chambers 0 0-0 0, Eboni Edmond 0 2-2 2, Erin Howard 1 3-4 5, Andrea Koenigsknecht 2 0-0 4, Destiny Kyle 1 0-0 3, Danette Stewart 2 0-1 4, Samaria Tucker 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 5-7 18.

Okemos

Caitlin Catt 0 2-2 2, Katie Dudley 0 0-0 0, Jazz Dunham 2 1-1 5, Kaylee Gonzales 2 0-0 4, Emily Koons 4 0-0 8, Elle Nichols 2 0-0 4, Vanessa Nigg 4 0-0 8, Kourtney Scott 3 1-1 7, Olivia Sherman 5 1-2 11, Erica Tooker 1 0-0 2, Natalie Wallace 1 0-0 2, Kristelle Yewah 2 0-0 4. Totals 26 5-6 57.

3-Point Goals – Sexton 1 (Destiny Kyle 1), Total Fouls – Sexton 9, Okemos 10.

ST. JOHNS 44, FOWLERVILLE 22

FOWLERVILLE–Tori Henning had a game-high 13 points while Claire Whitford and Chloe Waszak added 11 and 10 respectively as the Redwings (2-6, 2-1) topped Fowlerville (2-4, 1-2) in CAAC Red action. St. Johns led by seven after three quarters but outscored the Gladiators 15-0 in the final quarter.

St. Johns 10 10 9 15 44
Fowlerville 9 9 4 0 22

St. Johns

Mackenzie Graff 2 0-0 4, Tori Henning 3 4-4 13, Challis Karasek 1 0-0 2, Katie Maloney 0 0-2 0, Teanna VanHorn 0 2-2 2, Chloe Waszak 4 2-2 10, Bailey Weber 0 2-2 2, Claire Whitford 4 3-5 11. Totals 14 13-17 44.

Fowlerville

Kallie Allen 3 2-2 9, Molly Bishop 0 0-0 0, Samantha Black 1 0-0 2, Randi Buell 1 0-0 2, Kaleigh Callahan 1 0-1 2, Hannah Hammond 1 0-0 2, Angie Williams 2 0-0 5. Totals 9 2-3 22.

3-Point Goals – St. Johns 1 (Tori Henning 1), Fowlerville 2 (Kallie Allen 1, Angie Williams 1), Total Fouls – St. Johns 4, Fowlerville 17.

DEWITT 69, OWOSSO 33

OWOSSO–Hannah Stoll scored 12 points in the Panthers’ CAAC Red win over Owosso (2-7,0-3). Claudia Reid added 10 points for Dewitt (6-1,3-0). Torrey Manning scored nine points for the Trojans.

JV-Dewitt 61, Owosso 18

DeWitt 21 16 17 15 69
Owosso 4 11 8 10 33

DeWitt

Lexi Banaszak 2 1-1 5, Amanda Kendrick 3 3-4 9, Natalie Knauf 1 2-2 4, Maria Moss 1 6-8 8, Abby Nakfoor 1 2-4 5, Claudia Reid 4 2-2 10, Abby Ruch 0 0-2 0, Kaylee Schmitt 3 1-3 7, Katelyn Simon 1 1-2 3, Hannah Stoll 6 0-0 12, Kaylie Stripling 3 0-2 6. Totals 25 18-30 69.

Owosso

Jordan Bannan 0 1-3 1, Carly Blanchett 0 0-0 0, Kaycee Konopacke 0 0-0 0, Amanda Leftwich 1 2-2 4, Katherine Lynch 0 0-0 0, Kendall Mallory 3 1-2 7, Torrey Manning 4 0-0 9, Molly Mieske 1 2-2 4, Aubrey Minarik 2 2-2 6, Erica Tejkl 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 8-11 33.

3-Point Goals – Owosso 1 (Torrey Manning 1), Total Fouls – DeWitt 15, Owosso 24.

HASLETT 52, IONIA 33

HASLETT– Makenna Ott’s 13 points, three assists, two steals and five rebounds led Haslett to a CAAC Red victory over Ionia. Jenna Johnstone added 13 points for the Vikings (6-1, 2-1). Taylor Bovee and Sarah Swartz each scored 11 to lead the Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2).

Ionia 7 5 11 10 33
Haslett 15 11 16 10 52

Ionia

Taylor Bovee 4 1-4 11, Megan Ciganick 0 1-2 1, Erika Ketchum 1 0-0 3, Joanna Miller 1 0-0 2, Kendra Nickell 1 0-0 3, Anna Riccius 1 0-2 2, Sarah Swartz 3 3-9 11. Totals 11 5-17 33.

Haslett

Marina Edey 0 0-0 0, Heather Holton 0 1-2 1, Jenna Johnston 5 2-2 13, Maria Kronner 2 1-1 5, Makenna Ott 5 1-2 13, Alison Rich 3 0-0 6, Adrianna Stolickers 3 1-2 7, Karson Tripp 2 1-2 5, Sarah Trosko 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 7-11 52.

3-Point Goals – Ionia 4 (Taylor Bovee 2, Sarah Swartz 2), Haslett 3 (Jenna Johnston 1, Makenna Ott 2), Total Fouls – Ionia 13, Haslett 13.

CAAC GOLD

EATON RAPIDS 40, MASON 16

MASON–Eaton Rapids opened the game with a 10-1 run en route to a 40-16 CAAC Gold win over Mason on Friday night.

Bianca Cavazos and Allie Dittmer each scored eight points for the Greyhounds (6-1, 3-0), who held the Bulldogs to just two field goals in the first half and took a 28-9 lead at the break.

“We started out fairly well,” Eaton Rapids coach Willis Whitmyer said. “In the second half, we were able to get a lot of kids in, and we weren’t able to run things as effectively.”

Emily Somerville’s six points led Mason (3-6, 1-3).

– Scott Yoshonis

Eaton Rapids 12 16 10 2 40
Mason 6 3 4 3 16

Eaton Rapids

Bailey Baker 3 1-3 7, Bianca Cavazos 4 0-0 8, Megan Dassance 1 0-0 2, Molly Dassance 2 0-0 4, Allie Dittmer 4 0-2 8, Taylor Hiemstra 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Johnson 1 1-2 3, Jaime Lightner 0 0-0 0, Kathryn Mills 2 0-0 4, Emily Reinecke 2 0-0 4, Danielle Rock 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 2-9 40.

Mason

Brooke Beaune 1 0-0 2, Alix Blair 0 0-0 0, Rebecca Brunner 0 0-0 0, Mona Hinamonu 0 2-2 2, Abby Mellon 0 0-0 0, Maycee Robinson 1 1-2 3, Emily Somerville 2 0-0 6, Gabby Trudell 1 1-4 3. Totals 5 4-8 16.

3-Point Goals – Mason 2 (Emily Somerville 2), Total Fouls – Eaton Rapids 6, Mason 11.

Charlotte at Jackson Lumen Christi

Jackson Northwest at Waverly

CAAC WHITE

Williamston at Portland

CORUNNA 49, LAKEWOOD 24

CORUNNA– Payton Birchmeier finished with 18 points, 19 rebounds and fives blocked shots as Corunna stayed unbeaten in the CAAC White. Sam Lawcock finished with six points and six steals for the Cavaliers (5-2, 3-0). Emily Kutch’s 12 points led the Vikings (2-5, 0-3).

Lakewood 4 9 4 7 24
Corunna 10 14 12 13 49

Lakewood

Elizabeth Campeau 0 3-4 3, Konnor Geiger 0 1-2 1, Victoria Hager 0 0-0 0, Emily Kutch 5 2-4 12, Hannah Morris 1 0-0 2, Ellie Reynolds 0 0-0 0, Jessyca Stoepker 0 0-2 0, Taylor VantLand 0 0-0 0, Brooke Wieland 2 1-5 6. Totals 8 7-17 24.

Corunna

Payton Birchmeier 7 4-6 18, Jessica Cameron 0 4-6 4, Sam Lawcock 3 0-0 6, Skylar Napier 0 2-3 2, Nichole Numerich 1 1-2 3, Lauren Ruess 3 0-1 6, Bethany Schoch 2 0-0 4, Maddie Turner 2 0-0 4, Delaney Walker 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 11-18 49.

3-Point Goals – Lakewood 1 (Brooke Wieland 1), Total Fouls – Lakewood 21, Corunna 17.

STOCKBRIDGE 53, LANSING CATHOLIC 46

STOCKBRIDGE–Tara Hall scored 21 points and Kelsey Crockett added 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Stockbridge to a CAAC White victory over Lansing Catholic. Breanna Taylor had seven steals, five points and four assists for the Panthers (2-4, 1-2). Maria Repichowski scored 19 points and Kasey Jacobs added 11 for the Cougars (1-6, 0-3).

JV-Lansing Catholic 61, Stockbridge 21

Lansing Catholic 8 8 10 20 46
Stockbridge 2 16 20 15 53

Lansing Catholic

Kayla Cascarilla 1 2-4 4, Annie Fata 2 2-3 6, Janie Finels 0 2-2 2, Kasey Jacobs 5 1-2 11, Katie McInnis 1 2-2 4, Maria Repichowski 7 2-6 19. Totals 16 11-19 46.

Stockbridge

Brianna Baldridge 2 1-2 7, Kelsey Crockett 6 2-4 14, Audra Goodlock 1 4-6 6, Tara Hall 7 7-12 21, Breanna Taylor 1 3-4 5. Totals 17 17-28 53.

3-Point Goals – Lansing Catholic 1 (Maria Repichowski 1), Stockbridge 2 (Brianna Baldridge 2), Total Fouls – Lansing Catholic 20, Stockbridge 9.

SPRINGPORT 48, MAPLE VALLEY 23

VERMONTVILLE–Timara Burd, Johanna Kyle and Olivia Ricketts each scored seven points for the Lions (1-5) in a nonconference loss to Springport (5-2).

Springport 13 6 19 10 48
Maple Valley 2 8 9 4 23

Springport

Samantha Bates 6 0-1 12, Hannah Baum 2 1-1 5, Haley Haas 2 0-0 4, Dani Heisler 1 0-0 2, Kimberly Keeler 4 0-2 8, Erin Shafer 1 0-0 3, Ciara Sundermann 6 1-1 13, Karri Wiel 0 1-2 1. Totals 22 3-7 48.

Maple Valley

McKaily Bodenmuller 1 0-4 2, Timara Burd 3 0-0 7, Emily Burkett 0 0-0 0, Johanna Kyle 3 0-0 7, Alexis Lamance 0 0-0 0, McKayla Lamance 0 0-0 0, Olivia Ricketts 3 1-3 7, Maggie Semrau 0 0-0 0, Jacey Wood 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 1-7 23.

3-Point Goals – Springport 1 (Erin Shafer 1), Maple Valley 2 (Timara Burd 1, Johanna Kyle 1), Total Fouls – Springport 7, Maple Valley 11.

LANSING CHRISTIAN 57, LESLIE 30

LESLIE– Elizabeth Perkins scored 13 points for Lansing Christian (5-0) in a nonleague victory over Leslie (2-5). Mikayla Terry added 12 points for the Pilgrims. Ashley Medcoff scored eight points for the Blackhawks.

Lansing Christian 17 13 16 11 57
Leslie 8 3 15 4 30

Lansing Christian

Isabel Bustamante 1 0-0 2, Rosemarie Falsetta 2 1-2 6, Sarah Mishler 5 0-0 10, Holly Parks 1 1-2 3, Maddie Pauley 5 0-0 11, Elizabeth Perkins 5 3-4 13, Mikayla Terry 5 0-0 12. Totals 24 5-8 57.

Leslie

Hunter Fedewa 0 0-2 0, Becca Gould 1 0-0 2, Emily Hanson 2 1-2 5, Hunter Hart 3 0-2 6, Tori Kinney 0 2-2 2, Arianna Levario 3 1-2 7, Ashley Medcoff 4 0-0 8. Totals 13 4-10 30.

3-Point Goals – Lansing Christian 4 (Rosemarie Falsetta 1, Maddie Pauley 1, Mikayla Terry 2), Total Fouls – Lansing Christian 12, Leslie 9.

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