Defense reigned during Tuesday night’s season debut featuring the Garden City and Taylor Kennedy girls basketball teams.
Despite limiting the Eagles to just eight total points during the final three quarters of regulation play, the Cougars suffered a 30-24 overtime loss.
“I thought our girls worked hard,” said Garden City head coach Michele Tyree, whose team will return to action Friday at Livonia Franklin. “We out-rebounded them 44-19, which I didn’t expect because they have a big girl who is pretty dominant down low.”
After taking a 13-8 lead in the first quarter, it appeared as if Kennedy was on the way to a productive night on the offensive end of the court. However, the hustling Cougars limited their guests to three points in the second quarter, four in the third and one in the fourth.
Unfortunately for Garden City, it struggled putting the ball in the hoop as well, failing to score more than eight points in any of the five stanzas.
Senior Lindseyled the Cougars with 10 points and six rebounds. Cassie added four points and nine boards.
Montgomery scored just two points, but she collected a game-high 17 rebounds.
John Glenn victorious
The Rockets overcame a sluggish start with a sizzling final three quarters during Tuesday night’s 57-29 victory over host Ann Arbor Skyline.
John Glenn led just 12-11 after the opening stanza before outscoring Skyline 45-18 the rest of the way.
Leading the way for John Glenn was sophomore Carly Loving, who registered 18 points and six rebounds. Also contributing strong numbers for the winners were Nadia Reed (12 points, four rebounds), Sharon Woodard (eight points, two boards), Kamih Stribling (seven points, 12 rebounds) and Taylor Robinson, who chipped in seven points and four caroms.
Hawks bury Spartans
Harrison had a flying start to a new season in girls basketball Tuesday with a 60-26 victory over visiting Livonia Stevenson.
The Hawks were active in the open court and won the transition game, rolling to a 17-3 lead after one quarter and a 40-10 halftime margin.
“We knew it was going to be a “tough game, but we expected to play better than we did,” said Stevenson head coach Tim Newman. “We just couldn’t match up with them.”
and Audrey scored four points each for the Spartans.