Prep girls hoops: Shamrocks rally, tie for first place

Prep girls hoops: Shamrocks rally, tie for first place

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Prep girls hoops: Shamrocks rally, tie for first place

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PORTLAND

It was a classic game in a series full of classic games.

Tori Goodrich hit a baseline jumper with 9 seconds left to lift Portland St. Patrick to a thrilling 32-31 win over Pewamo-Westphalia in a key CMAC girls basketball game Thursday night.

Gooodrich’s jumper gave St. Pats (13-1 overall, 10-1 CMAC) their first lead since the first quarter, and completed a comeback from an 11-point deficit in the second half.

“When I made it, I almost started crying,” Goodrich said. “This is huge, we haven’t won the CMAC in, like, forever, and to take it from P-W is even bigger.”

The win avenges the Shamrocks’ only loss of the season, and puts them in a tie with the Pirates (11-3, 10-1) for first place in the CMAC standings with four league games left for each team.

St. Pats coach Al Schrauben said that he isn’t ready to claim a share of the league title, which would be the first for the Shamrocks since 2008.

“It means a lot if we take care of business and win out, but we have a lot of big games ahead of us,” Schrauben said. “Certainly, any time you can beat a program like P-W, it’s a big win.”

The Shamrocks jumped out to an early 8-4 lead, but P-W went on a 14-0 run from there, holding St. Pats scoreless for a stretch of over 8 minutes and taking an 18-8 lead halfway through the second quarter.

“For about six minutes in the second quarter, we turned into a Gus Macker team with no patience, letting her fly from everywhere,” Schrauben said. “That allowed them to just stand and rebound, and they jump higher than we do.”

P-W took their biggest lead of the game one minute into the third quarter, when a jump-hook by Madison Smith made the score 23-12, but the Shamrocks clawed back from there. Anne Mackowiak took a steal the length of the floor to complete a 14-3 run and pull St. Pats to within one, 27-26, in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

“In the second half we did a nice job of moving offensively, and we got some looks at the basket,” Schrauben said. “We got to the free-throw line, but it didn’t do us a lot of good.”

The Shamrocks missed three free throws in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game, including the front end of a 1-and-1, and could not come all the way back until Goodrich drained the jumper off of an inbounds pass in the final seconds.

Schrauben said that the final minutes gave him flashbacks to their previous meeting with the Pirates, a 51-42 defeat at P-W back on Dec. 11, which was close until the Shamrocks missed some key free throws and were forced to foul down the stretch.

“Every time we got close and got a chance to get two (points), we’d make a mistake, we’d miss a shot, and it looked like it would keep going that way,” Schrauben said. “To their credit, they kept playing hard and forced enough turnovers to where we had a shot at the end.”

Goodrich said that her team was prepared for comebacks like this one by their deep tournament run last season, when the Shamrocks advanced to the Class D semifinals.

“It made us work together as a team,” she said. “We know what it’s like, fighting to come back.”

Had the Pirates won, they would have taken a 2-game lead in the title race with four games to go. P-W coach Steve Eklund said that now there is still work to do to preserve their place in the standings.

“The last thing I want us to do is to go into our last four games thinking we’ve clinched a share,” Eklund said. “There are too many teams that can have something to say about that left on the schedule.”

PORTLAND ST. PATRICK 32, P-W 31

Pewamo-Westphalia 12 8 7 4 31
St. Patrick 8 4 10 10 32

Pewamo-Westphalia

Marlena Klein 2 2-2 6, Brooke Lewis 2 0-0 4, Kylee Schneider 2 1-2 5, Holly Simon 0 2-2 2, Madison Smith 5 0-2 10, Jenna Wellman 2 0-0 4. Totals 13 5-8 31.

St. Patrick

Anna Bosworth 0 4-10 4, Jennifer Bosworth 1 0-1 2, Courtney Dixon 3 3-4 9, Tori Goodrich 2 0-0 4, Elle Lehman 3 0-0 6, Annie Mackowiak 1 0-0 2, Danielle Simon 1 1-3 3, Riley Smith 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 8-18 32.

Total Fouls – Pewamo-Westphalia 11, St. Patrick 10.

JV score-Pewamo-Westphalia 46, Portland St. Patrick 20

FULTON 66, SARANAC 28

SARANAC — Gabi Seida scored 14 points to lead Fulton in its CMAC victory. Amanda Madden had 11 points and Alyse Schneider added 10 for the Pirates (8-5, 5-5). Kendal Seiler had six points and five steals and Betsy Simpson pulled down 10 rebounds for Fulton. Kaylee Hardy had 11 points and eight rebounds for Saranac (5-8, 3-8)

Fulton 7 16 26 17 66
Saranac 4 12 5 7 28

Fulton

Hannah Baker 3 0-0 6, Ashlee Davis 3 3-7 9, Jaclyn Kjergaard 1 2-5 4, Amanda Madden 4 1-2 11, Connor Proctor 2 0-0 4, Morgan Ritz 0 1-1 1, Alyse Schneider 3 3-4 10, Brooke Seida 1 0-2 3, Gabi Seida 4 6-8 14, Monica Tabor 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 16-29 66.

Saranac

Sydnie Cooper 1 2-4 4, Kaylee Hardy 1 9-13 11, Chelsey Lazrus 1 0-0 2, Josie Manion 1 0-0 2, Kendal Seiler 2 2-2 6, Betsy Simpson 0 3-9 3. Totals 6 16-28 28.

3-Point Goals – Fulton 4 (Amanda Madden 2, Alyse Schneider 1, Brooke Seida 1). Total Fouls – Fulton 24, Saranac 25.

JV score — Saranac 36, Fulton 32

LAINGSBURG 43, FOWLER 37

LAINGSBURG — Quince Mitchell scored 15 points and had four rebounds, and Madison Dingman added 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Laingsburg to this CMAC victory. Sarah Hurst had six rebounds and five assists for the Wolfpack (10-5, 8-3). Savanah Feldpausch led Fowler (8-6, 5-6) with 16 points.

Fowler 7 13 8 9 37
Laingsburg 5 16 12 10 43

Fowler

Savannah Baker 3 1-2 7, Terin Becker 1 0-0 2, Kelsie Feldpausch 2 0-0 4, Savanah Feldpausch 5 4-4 16, Kara Schafer 3 1-5 8. Totals 14 6-11 37.

Laingsburg

Julia Angst 2 0-1 4, Madison Dingman 4 4-6 12, Sara Hurst 0 2-2 2, Jalynn Mitchell 3 0-0 8, Quince Mitchell 5 4-6 15, Lindsey Smith 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 10-15 43.

3-Point Goals – Fowler 3 (Savanah Feldpausch 2, Kara Schafer 1), Laingsburg 3 (Jalynn Mitchell 2, Quince Mitchell 1). Total Fouls – Fowler 17, Laingsburg 10.

JV score — Laingsburg 31, Fowler 21

BATH 46, POTTERVILLE 17

POTTERVILLE — Krista Kinsey scored 15 points to lead Bath to this CMAC victory. Allison Goward scored eight points and Morgan Romel added seven points for the Bees (8-7,6-5). Katelyn Holben had six points for the Vikings (0-14,0-11).

Bath 10 14 16 6 46
Potterville 6 6 5 0 17

Bath

Cassie DeDoes 1 0-0 2, Celestina Garcia 0 0-2 0, Allison Goward 3 0-0 8, Krista Kinsey 6 3-8 15, Renee Paape 1 0-2 2, Amie Pumfrey , Morgan Romel 3 1-4 7, Nicole Wahrer 3 0-0 6, Logan Wilkins 3 0-2 6. Totals 20 4-18 46.

Potterville

Justice Britten 1 0-3 2, Lauren Coffman 1 2-2 4, Taryn Hayes 1 0-0 2, Katelyn Holben 2 0-0 6, Rachel Holliday 0 0-2 0, Logan Marsh 0 1-2 1, Hailey Metzmaker 0 0-1 0, Taylor Reed 1 0-0 2. Totals 6 3-10 17.

3-Point Goals – Bath 2 (Allison Goward 2), Potterville 2 (Katelyn Holben 2). Total Fouls – Bath 15, Potterville 18.

CARSON CITY- CRYSTAL 54, VESTABURG 20

VESTABURG — Mikayla Duflo led Carson City-Crystal with 18 points in its MSAC win over Vestaburg (1-12,1-5). Tori Christiansen had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight steals, and Hailey Geister added 10 points for the Eagles (12-2, 6-1).

Carson City- Crystal 8 19 17 10 54
Vestaburg 2 6 7 5 20

Carson City- Crystal

Tori Christiansen 5 0-0 10, Kali Donahue 3 0-1 8, Mikayla Duflo 6 0-0 18, Hailey Geister 4 2-3 10, Mackenzie Geister 1 1-3 3, Tia Jolls 1 1-2 3, Emily Ward 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 4-9 54.

Vestaburg

Ashley Beach 1 0-0 2, Riley Dove 0 2-2 2, Micki Drumm 3 0-0 6, Ellen Kilttherman 1 1-1 3, Ashley Swarts 1 0-0 2, Rebekah Wrisley 2 1-1 5. Totals 8 4-4 20.

3-Point Goals – Carson City- Crystal 8 (Kali Donahue 2, Mikayla Duflo 6). Total Fouls – Carson City-Crystal 7, Vestaburg 7.

JV Score: Carson City-Crystal 26, Vestaburg 10

MORRICE 42, WEBBERVILLE 27

WEBBERVILLE — Chelsea Wesley scored a game-high 17 points and had five steals for Morrice in its GAC Blue victory. Courtney Wolf scored nine points and Krysta Smith added eight for the Orioles (4-9, 4-9). Lynsey Hitchcock had six points for Webberville (4-10, 4-9).

Morrice 8 8 10 16 42
Webberville 7 7 5 8 27

Morrice

Averi Munro 0 2-4 2, Maddie Munro 2 0-1 4, Mikera Patterson 1 2, Krysta Smith 3 2-3 8, Chelsea Wesley 6 3-5 17, Courtney Wolf 4 1-2 9. Totals 16 8-15 42.

Webberville Community s

Jackie Bedwell 2 1-2 5, Amanda Crandall 1 3-4 5, Kayla Crandall 0 4-6 4, Sammie Driver 1 0-0 2, Lynsey Hitchcock 1 4-6 6, Emily Nelson 2 1-6 5. Totals 7 13-24 27.

3-Point Goals – Morrice 2 (Chelsea Wesley 2). Total Fouls – Morrice 20, Webberville 18.

LESLIE 48, DANSVILLE 30

DANSVILLE — Becca Gould scored nine points and had five steals to lead Leslie to this nonleague victory. Arrianna Levario and Katelyn Bennett had 10 rebounds each and Levario scored seven points for the Blackhawks (6-8). Victoria Fletcher scored 11 points and Victoria Hedemark pulled down 13 rebounds for Dansville (2-11).

Leslie 11 18 12 7 48
Dansville 4 17 3 6 30

Leslie

Katelyn Bennett 3 2-4 8, Hunter Fedewa 1 1-2 3, Becca Gould 3 1-2 9, Emily Hanson 2 0-2 4, Hunter Hart 1 1-2 3, Tori Kinney 2 0-0 6, Arrianna Levario 3 1-4 7, Ashley Medcoff 1 0-1 3, Vanisa Patel 2 0-0 5. Totals 18 6-17 48.

Dansville

Hanna Dunham 1 0-0 2, Sydne Everts 2 1-4 5, Victoria Fletcher 4 3-4 11, Victoria Hedemark 3 0-0 6, Hannah Powers 2 2-5 6. Totals 12 6-13 30.

3-Point Goals – Leslie 6 (Becca Gould 2, Tori Kinney 2, Ashley Medcoff 1, Vanisa Patel 1). Total Fouls – Leslie 17, Dansville 16.

JV score — Leslie 38, Dansville 26

SWAN VALLEY 48, ITHACA 46

ITHACA — Kayla Fohn’s late basket put Swan Valley (2-7) ahead for good in a nonleague win over Ithaca. Courtney Cooley scored 18 points and Renae Niznak added eight for the Yellowjackets (3-10, 3-5).

Swan Valley 9 21 4 14 48
Ithaca 10 11 16 9 46

Ithaca

Elizabeth Bentley 1 2-2 4, Kylee Chaffin 2 1-4 5, Courtney Cooley 7 3-3 18, Colby Cramer 2 0-0 4, Jamie Gose 1 0-0 2, Lacie Mates 0 1-3 1, Renae Niznak 3 2-2 8, Madison Riley 1 2-2 4. Totals 17 11-16 46.

3-Point Goals – Swan Valley 5, Ithaca 1 (Courtney Cooley 1). Total Fouls – Swan Valley 13, Ithaca 13.

JV Score: Ithaca 46, Swan Valley 41

OVID-ELSIE 43, MERRILL 16

MERRILL — Abagail Halm scored 14 points and Megan Black added eight as Ovid-Elsie (5-10, 1-8) earned a nonleague win over Merrill.

Ovid-Elsie 14 6 14 9 43
Merrill 4 5 2 5 16

Ovid-Elsie

Megan Black 4 0-2 8, Katie Dobski 1 2-2 4, Sarah Dobski 1 0-0 2, Amber Drury 1 0-0 2, Molly Franks 1 1-2 3, Ashli Frieforger 1 2-2 4, Abagail Halm 5 3-4 14, Taylor Shattuck 0 0-2 0, Emilie Sickles 2 0-0 4, Logan Trefil 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 8-14 43.

Merrill

Kyleigh Buckley 3 0-0 7, Shelby Carlson 1 0-1 3, Holly Finch 1 0-0 2, Hailey Kitzmiller 0 2-6 2, Katy Mahan 1 0-0 2. Totals 6 2-7 16.

3-Point Goals – Ovid-Elsie 1 (Abagail Halm 1), Merrill 2 (Kyleigh Buckley 1, Shelby Carlson 1). Total Fouls – Ovid-Elsie 15, Merrill 10.

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