Saturday was a time of reckoning for Marysville and L’Anse-Crosse North.
Their women’s basketball teams have avenged their previous defeats in regular season crossover games to win the championship in the Macomb District Conference tournament at Fitzgerald High School.
“We lost to this team (Lakeview) earlier this year, and we lost to them last year,” said Kara Miller of Marysville, who led the Vikings with 13 points, including four 3-point baskets in the win. over Lakeview with a score of 44-40 in the Blue / Gold Championship game.
“I really wanted to come out and win and we did the job. It’s really exciting. “
L’Anse Creuse North, who lost to Grosse Pointe North earlier in the season, won the red-and-white championship with a 58-32 victory over the Scandinavians.
There were seven changes and five draws in the Lakeview-Marysville game. The Vikings extended their winning streak to 14 games, while stopping the Husky series of 13 games.
“Lakeview is training very well, they are playing extremely hard and they are great in defense and performance,” said Marysville coach Ryan Ratji. “Last time was also a good game. We like to play them. They make us better and vice versa.
“We had different girls who got stronger in attack and defense, be it rebounds or interceptions. I thought the depth really helped us today. We went down several times and continued to fight. “
Lakeview led 32-31 in the fourth quarter, but Miller put Marysville back ahead with a three-pointer to start the quarter. Samantha Hussard’s basket, which finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and beat Adem Virik brought the Huskies back ahead. The Vikings responded with eight points in a row, including 3 from Avery Walters and Miller to go ahead with a score of 43-38.
“I was a little out of the zone,” Miller said with a smile. “We had a lot of turns, but we still controlled the ball a little more than in the last game. I thought our defense was pretty good and we were making more punches than last time. Our defense is really flowing. We communicate very well as a team. “
Miller was assisted by Caitlin Kane, who scored 10 points, Walters with nine and Madeleine Smith with eight.
“It was a copy of the first game (victory in Lakeview with a score of 39-36),” said Husky coach Joe Charet. “We just took pictures at the end, and today they took pictures.
“Marysville wanted that. They were going for free swords. They are not ashamed to lose. It helps us. We have to be in such games. “
Sharett said Lakeview had problems on the free throw line all year, and Saturday’s game was no exception. The Huskies executed only four of the 13 free kicks.
Christa Ridgeway finished with seven points behind Lakeview.
LCN jumped 12-6 in the first quarter and never gave up.
“They had something to prove,” Crusaders coach Claire Corporal said of her team. “We know that Grosse Pointe North is a phenomenal team, but last time we lost 67 points, which should never happen. All week we are focused on defense, as demonstrated today. “
Brooke Daniels played in her usual solid all-around and led the LCN with 24 points. Her seventh point in the game pushed her over 1,500 career points. Jackie Mack added 10 points, but Corporal nominated two other players for their contributions.
“Peyton Sam worked well against Anabel (Hérault),” Corporal said. “She had 13 points, but she had to work on them, and 13 was better than 30. Reese Sparks didn’t score, but she did a lot of rebounds and did what you needed.”
The corporal admitted that she was worried when she entered the game.
“I was nervous because we didn’t play so well, but sometimes it takes a lot of competition for you to play great again,” she said. “This week was a very focused practice. I think it made a difference. They watched a lot of movies, a lot on their own. That has changed today, and I hope it will make a difference. ”
The Scandinavians have missed their third game in the last four games.
“(L’Anse Creuse North) did a great job today,” said GPN coach Gary Bennett. “They were much tougher, physically and mentally. They were faster. They probably got 90 percent out of 50-50 goals. They beat us completely. Now we are fighting. “
In the silver / bronze final, Clawson scored 15 points from Abby Ladato and defeated New Haven 47-18.
Alia Vesper scored nine points and Renato Carlesima added eight to the Trojans. Leila Hamilton led in New Haven with 11 points.
Basketball for girls
Dakota 52, Ford 36: Ella Burger scored 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals to lead Dakota to victory in the MAC crossover. Carly Moran scored 10 points and six rebounds, and Hannah Tutant – nine points, eight rebounds and five blocks when the Cougar improved to 15-4. Kylie Gilitch scored 15 points and Anaya Davis – seven at Ford (14-5).
Anchor Bay 46, Stevenson 45: Peyton Lee made a double-double, scoring 21 points and 23 rebounds to lead Anchor Bay to victory in the MAC crossover.
Romeo 46, Port Huron North 42 (OT): Jersey McGregor’s two free throws at the end of regular time turned the game into overtime, and Cassidy Banach scored seven points in extra session when Romeo won the MAC crossover. Banach scored 17 points per game and Amanda Kitchen – 14.
North Branch 42, Armada 37: Bailey Gormley scored 12 points to lead the North Branch. Claire Snesak of the Armada scored 18 points and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds. Ellen Satan had five points, seven rebounds and four steals. On Thursday in Crosswell-Lexington “Armada” plays the final of the regular season.
Basketball for boys
De La Salle 68, Loyola 44: De La Salle Collegiate won the quarterfinal match of the Catholic League tournament at Mariana.
Cusino 61, Port Huron North 41: Carson Deitch scored 17 points, Donald Wilburn 16 and Justin Lifshai nine to push Cusino to victory over Port Huron champion Port Huron Norrsen in the MAC Blue / Gold tournament. Tyler Jamieson scored 27 points for Port Huron Northern.
South Lake 52, Warren Woods Tower 36: Markiese Friend scored 11 points and Rick Friend 10 for South Lake in the MAC Blue / Gold tournament game. Willie Williams scored 13 points, and CJ Kiles – 10 for Warren Woods Tower. South Lake plays with Lake Shore in the semifinals.
Lake Shore 58, Fraser 47: Devon Pearson scored 24 points when Lake Shore won the MAC Blue / Gold tournament game.
Lakeview 60, Port Huron 38: Matthew Ritter scored 20 points and made eight interceptions to lead Lakeview in the MAC Silver / Bronze tournament game. Julian Holt scored 15 points and four interceptions, and Emilio Della Cruz scored 11 points, five assists and five interceptions to help the Huskies reach the semifinals against bronze champions Madison on Tuesday.
Madison 62, Sea City 52: Darius Neal scored 14 points and 18 rebounds, and Keanu Mills added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Bronze Division champion Madison to victory in the silver / bronze tournament.
Romeo 64, Grosse Pointe North 57: Jake Watson scored 18 points and Tim Cully scored 17 points and 17 rebounds to help Romeo win the red and white MAC tournaments. Aiden Tag added 14 points and Watson made seven rebounds when Romeo beat Gross Pointe North for the third time this season.
New Haven 48, Eisenhower 46: Keiondre Gamez scored a two-second basket to lift New Haven before winning the red-and-white MAC tournament. Israel Anthony scored 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost to the Eagles 2-1 this season. Trevon Jeffrey and Games scored eight points each. New Haven – 11-5.
Dakota 60, L’Anse Creuse North 53: Thymus Williams scored 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals when Dakota took the lead in the red and white MAC tournament. Owen Colpart scored 11 points and Michael Ume scored eight, making seven rebounds. The Cougars play in New Haven on Tuesday.
Division 1 in Stevenson: Anchor Bay won the district at Stevenson on Friday. Tars scored 781.60 points. Dakota, L’Ans-Croes North and Viandot Roosevelt finished 2-4 and also advanced to the regional round.
Division 1 in Gran Blanc: Romeo took third place. The Grand Blanc champion has 786.12 points. Lakes Orion and Oxford also made it to the regional round.
Division 3 in Clauson: Richmond finished first with 786.66 points. Notre Dame Prep, Armada and Croswell-Lexington finished in the top four and advanced to the regional round.
Division 4 on Lake Whitmar: New Haven advanced, finishing third. Champions Adrian Madison, Whitmar Lake and Blissfield also went further.
Division 4 in St. Charles: Memphis won the district championship.