2017-02-16 / Sports


Lapeer’s Samantha Thick notched her 1,000th career point on Tuesday at Lake Orion and received a special plaque, balloons and lots of congratulations. 
Photo by Terry Lyons Lapeer’s Samantha Thick notched her 1,000th career point on Tuesday at Lake Orion and received a special plaque, balloons and lots of congratulations. Photo by Terry Lyons GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Lapeer: Samantha Thick scored her 1,000th career point and the Lightning cruised to a 50-24 win at Lake Orion on Tuesday. The first half set the tone as Lapeer went into the locker room with a 26-12 lead. A 19-5 third quarter run pulled Lapeer even further away and Lake Orion outpaced the Lightning in the fourth, 7-5.

Thick also led her squad with 11 points, Lexi Fisher added 10, Tori Tripp had eight, Ashleigh Garcia seven, Lindsey Shires four and Hannah Erla two. – B.P.

Almont: The Lady Raiders lost at Kingston on Tuesday, 37-25. Almont found itself behind 12-4 after the first quarter and had to fight its way back for the remainder of the game. The second quarter saw Kingston outscore Almont 6-5 to take an 18-9 halftime lead. In the third, Almont was outscored 8-6, and it lost the fourth quarter 11-10.

Meredith Rinke scored eight to lead the Lady Raiders. Tyler Kautz and Grace Zimmerman each scored four and Jennifer Curtis, Paige Walton, Elizabeth Kerby and Rachel Phillips all had two. Rebecca Measel chipped in with one.

Almont, 8-9, hosts Capac tomorrow. – A.V.

Dryden: The Cardinals broke out on top 14-12 after one but couldn’t hang on to its lead and fell 54-33 to Webberville Tuesday.

Webberville took the lead for good at 23-20 by outscoring the Cardinals 11-6 in the second. Webberville increased its lead to 41-24 in the third and outscored the Cardinals 13-9 in the fourth.

Haylee Wolle had 11 points. Mia Sliman chipped in six point and collected six caroms. Jordan Peters added 10 steals, six boards and four blocks. – K.W.

Imlay City: On Monday, the Lady Spartans defeated Ferndale University, 58-22. Imlay City was ahead 11-4 after the first quarter and 31-13 at halftime. In the second half, Imlay City continued to expand on its lead, outscoring its opponent 9-3 in the third and 18-6 in the fourth to close out the game.

Abby Schefka scored 20 with six rebounds. Kendall Sommer had 13 and Kaylee Rucker scored seven.

Imlay City hosted Cros-Lex on Wednesday after press deadlines. – A.V.

LakeVille: The Falcons defeated arch nemesis Millington 65-59 Tuesday. LakeVille led 12-11 after one quarter and was up 33-23 after pouring in 21 points in the second. LakeVille then outscored Millington 19-13 in the third and although Millington outscored LakeVille 23-13 in the final stanza, it was too little.

Kenedy Vines had 20 points, Savanah Davidowski 16 and Ashlee Chema 13. Meagan Clark added seven. – L.P.

North Branch: The Lady Broncos dropped a close 44-37 loss against Frankenmuth at home on Tuesday. The North Branch girls came out strong in the first, taking an early 9-6 lead, but Frankenmuth began to heat up in the second with both teams putting up 12 points for North Branch to take a 21-18 lead heading into intermission.

Halftime seemed to do more harm than good for the Broncos as Frankenmuth went on a 15-6 run in the third to steal a 33-27 lead heading into the final quarter. Frankenmuth barely outscored North Branch again, 11-10, to come away with the win.

North Branch saw eight different players put up points on the night and nine come away with rebounds. Carly Warda led North Branch with 10 points and had three rebounds and one steal. Autumn Deshetsky added six points and seven boards and Reese Ruhlman also had six points, four rebounds and a block. Kendal Wilson tacked on five points, six boards, three steals and two blocks. Janel Ruhlman had four points, three rebounds and a block, Dany Wells had three pints and three boards, Madison Fuller added two points and rebounds and Claudia Albrecht had five boards, one point and one steal.

The Lady Broncos host Caro tonight. – K.R.


Almont: Thanks to a strong closing quarter, the Raiders defeated visiting Yale on Tuesday, 48-42. Almont jumped out to an early 10-7 lead in the first quarter before surrendering the second 10-5 to Yale. Down 17-15 at the half, Almont again found itself unable to slow down the Bulldog offense in the third quarter, losing the quarter 16-14. The Raiders had a rush of offense in the fourth quarter, however, leading to a 19-9 run and a Raider victory.

Chase Kapron led Almont with 17 points and five rebounds, hitting all five of his shots from the free-throw line. Zach Revoldt scored seven with seven rebounds, Austin Watt had seven, Eric Conn five, Drew Revoldt four with four boards, Ethan Hall added four and Clay Schapman and Jordan Bourdeau each scored two.

Almont, 12-3, hosts Capac tomorrow. – A.V.

Dryden: The Cardinals had another bump in the road on Tuesday, losing to Mt. Clemens 46-34. Dryden had a 7-6 lead after the first quarter and a 22-21 lead at halftime. After the break, Mt. Clemens took control of the scoring, outscoring Dryden 10-5 in the third and 15-7 in the fourth to secure the victory.

Dryden was led by Max Kage, who scored 12 points with two triples. John DelCampo had eight with 10 rebounds, Justin Knox had five with three rebounds, Evan Pocius and Ethan Hyatt each had four and Jared Czape chipped in with one.

Dryden, 13-3, hosted Memphis on Wednesday after press deadlines. – A.V.

Imlay City: The Spartans defeated Cros-Lex on Tuesday, 78-55. Imlay City jumped out to a 22-11 lead after the first quarter. The score was 37-28 in favor of the Spartans at halftime. After the break, Imlay City outscored its opponent 19-12 in the third and 22-15 in the fourth to end the night with the win.

Jordan Lesniak scored a career-high 22 points while Reid Bannister added 13.

Imlay City, 8-7, hosts Yale tomorrow. – A.V.

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