2018-01-11 / Sports

Girls Basketball Roundup

Compiled by: Mike Gallagher
Sports Reporter - mgallagher@mihomepaper.com

Laker guard Madison Krohn handles the ball against Bad Axe’s Sara Wehner on Friday night. 
Photo by Mike Gallagher Laker guard Madison Krohn handles the ball against Bad Axe’s Sara Wehner on Friday night. Photo by Mike Gallagher Bad Axe

The Hatchets lost their conference opener to EPBP on Friday night, and then lost to Sandusky in a conference crossover game on Tuesday night, 57-20. In the EPBP game, Jelana Prescott was the leading scorer with 17 points, and against Sandusky, Laken Chapin scored 10. Bad Axe is now 0-8 overall, and 0-1 in Greater Thumb West Conference play. They host Reese on Thursday night, and then travel to Brown City next Tuesday.


The Eagles dropped their North Central Thumb League Stripes Division opener to Peck on Tuesday night, 46-30. Stats were not available before press deadline. The Eagles are now 3-4 overall, and 0-1 in conference play. Caseville hosts Akron-Fairgrove on Friday night, and then travels to Bay City All Saints on Tuesday.

Harbor Beach

The Pirates scored their seventh win of the season Tuesday night, and their second victory over EPBP with a 55-33 win. The two Pirate go-to scorers came up big again in the victory, as Lexi Rutkowski scored 20, and Mae Woodke added 17. The victory moved Harbor Beach to 7-2 overall. They travel to Sandusky on Thursday night, as they look to challenge the team that is currently in first place in the Greater Thumb East Conference. On Tuesday they will travel to Mt. Clemens.


Lakers picked up their first conference win of the season on Friday night when they defeated Bad Axe, but then fell to Harbor Beach 55-33 on Tuesday night. Karly Cunningham led EPBP with 13 points against the Pirates, while Abi Schuette added nine. EPBP is now 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the GTC West. They host Vassar on Thursday night, and then host Imlay City on Monday night.

North Huron

North Huron had trouble with Kingston on Tuesday night, a recurring theme for most Cardinal opponents. Kingston (8-0, 1-0) defeated the Warriors 62-12. Ellie Preston scored five points for North Huron, and Carly Smith scored 17 to pace Kingston. The Warriors are now 5-3 overall, and 0-1 in conference play. They host Deckerville on Tuesday.


The Bulldogs played their rival Akron-Fairgrove close, but a big third quarter helped the Vikings come away with a 43-31 victory. Owen-Gage trailed by only two points at halftime, 19-17, but a 14-4 advantage in the third quarter propelled the Vikings to victory. Libby Ondrajka led the Bulldogs with eight points, while Madison Wagner scored 21 to lead Akron-Fairgrove. Owen-Gage is now 0-5 overall on the season, and hosts Carsonville-Port Sanilac on Tuesday.


The Bearcats moved to 7-2 on the season with their 63-22 victory over Vassar Tuesday night. Ubly set the tone in the first half, as they held a 17-2 lead after one quarter, and then a 32-6 lead at halftime. Janelle White led Ubly with 16 points and nine rebounds, Josie Gusa added 12 points and five assists, Kara Peruski scored 11, and Haili Gusa had eight points and six assists. The Bearcats travel to Brown City on Thursday, and will be looking to match last season’s win total of eight.


The Patriots Greater Thumb West Conference opener last week against Vassar was postponed due to weather. The game will be made up on Monday, January 22nd and will be played at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday night they will travel to Cass City, and then on Monday, hosts Saginaw Valley Lutheran.

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