girls basketball roundup: Pioneer, Ypsilanti snap losing streaks and more Tuesday night results
Joseph Tobianski | AnnArbor.com
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Pioneer ended the first quarter with a six-point lead, and the Pioneers pulled away by outscoring Adrian 19-4 in the second quarter.
Desiree Cougill led Pioneer (7-4, 2-3 SEC Red) with 24 points, and Brianna Worthing added 15.
"They beat us up inside pretty good and got some putbacks," Adrian coach Todd Barus said. "We had no chance when we got in bad positions defensively. We couldn't match their size, especially Cougill and (Medina) Farha."
Chelsea’s Riley Singleton scored 26 points and had eight rebounds, and Grace Sauers scored 12 points, as the Bulldogs improved their record to 7-4 (4-1 SEC White)
Chelsea only committed nine fouls and made 18 free throws.
“What we want to do is control the tempo, play our pace, take care of the basketball, and get it inside and play smart basketball,” Chelsea coach Todd Blomquist said. “We play Ypsilanti Lincoln on Friday, and they are also 4-1 in the league. This is the first time we’ve faced them all season.”
Ypsilanti started hot, scoring 14 points in the first quarter to Monroe’s five, and rallied behind Jasmine Jones’ 18 points for a home win.
Cara Easley added 10 points, and Ypsilanti increased its lead, scoring 17 in the third quarter.
Ypsilanti (6-5, 1-4 SEC White) hosts Adrian on Friday.
After a tied first half, Manchester (11-1, 7-0 Cascades) held Saline (6-6, 2-3 SEC Red) to two points in the third quarter to help earn the win.
Manchester outscored Saline 27-8 in the second half after a 25-25 first half.
Manchester's McKenna Erkfritz recorded a game-high 18 points in addition to seven rebounds, three assists and six steals. Taylor Manders added 14 points and 10 rebounds -- her first double-double of the season.
Melissa Needham led Saline with 10 points.
Manchester coach Cori Kastel said it was a good, back-and-forth game during the first half.
"We hit a shot at the buzzer to tie it up, and then we came out strong in the third," she said. "Our intensity and determination allowed us to step it up a notch, and unfortunately Saline wasn't able to keep up."
Allen Park Cabrini 58, Gabriel Richard 52
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Jackie Oestreich of Ann Arbor Greenhills scored 20 points, and Natalie Spratt had seven rebounds, as the Gryphons improved to 6-4 and 5-1 in the MIAC Blue.
Westland Huron Valley Lutheran’s Sarah Setian scored 11 points and Julie St. John scored 10.
“We didn’t play the greatest on defense, but we are improving on our offense,” Greenhills coach Rachel Cortis said. “Our transition offense was good tonight.”
Whitmore Lake followed its game plan well in the first quarter, but was unable to maintain the momentum, falling to Britton-Deerfield on the road.
Abby Salata led Whitmore Lake (2-10, 2-5 Tri-County) with 16 points, including 10 in the first quarter.
“We made some mental mistkaes after the first quarter and took ourselves out of the game,” Whitmore Lake coach Jennifer Taylor said. “A lot of the problem was chemistry and trying to get set-up on plays.”
Milan's Katelynn Silvernail led with eight points and seven steals, followed by Becca Shannon with eight points.
"It wasn't our best performance," Milan (2-10, 0-7 Huron League) coach Brad Baden said. "We missed too many shots and had too many silly turnovers. (Monroe Jefferson) ran a 2-3 zone on defense and we settled for too many jump shots against it. We weren't patient enough to move the ball around against their zone."
Lansing Sexton 33, Rudolf Steiner 30