Croswell-Lexington, Marysville and Marlette are all in the same elite company.
Neither of its girls basketball teams have lost a conference game yet. Every time they’ve tipped off a conference game they end it with a win – and more times than not, a convincing win.
Cros-Lex has just been mowing through the competition in the Blue Water Area Conference, going 6-0 in league play. Not only are they unbeaten in the BWAC, but the closest margin of victory has been a whopping 22 points.
“We’re playing great team defense,” Pioneers head coach Darren Bongard said. “We aren’t only limiting the number of shot opportunities of our opponents, but also the shooting percentage. Our defense is the key right now.”
It’s also a headache to prepare for the Pioneers offense as they have a handful of players that can be the leading scorer on any given night.
“Everyone has really been contributing, and that’s the nice thing with our team,” Bongard said. “When other teams are preparing for us they really can’t focus on stopping just one person. They have a few things to worry about.”
Marysville has been cutting through the Macomb Area Conference Gold, sitting in first place with a 4-0 league record. The Vikings have been impressive all around, getting points and tight defense from all over the place.
“Shannon Curley has been a great leader for us,” Marysville head coach Ryan Rathje said in an email. “Her clutch 3-point shooting has been mesmerizing and she has also been a terrific passer and pulled down some timely rebounds.”
Last week Marlette – the Greater Thumb Conference East division’s first place team – moved to 10-1 overall with convincing wins over Armada and Memphis last week.
Not only are the Red Raider wins starting to become the usual, but so are big nights from Emily Schaub and Haley Cross. The duo combined for 29 points in Tuesday’s 63-27 win over Armada and 22 points in Thursday’s 52-11 win over Memphis.
Girls Basketball Top Ten
2. Port Huron Northern
3. Marine City
7. Port Huron
9. Brown City
10. St. Clair