2010-03-03 / Sports

Monday district girls hoops round-up

Lady Devils, Redskins stay on showdown course

Senior post Patricia Thoms scored a career-high 26 points and ripped down 14 rebounds in CPS’s 48-35 Class D district win over Peck on Monday night. (Photo by Dale Ball) Senior post Patricia Thoms scored a career-high 26 points and ripped down 14 rebounds in CPS’s 48-35 Class D district win over Peck on Monday night. (Photo by Dale Ball) BROWN CITY - A third game between two Class C state powers is still on track to happen this Friday night.

Brown City and Sandusky, both 20-1, opened district play Monday night with victories. The Lady Green Devils started off the tripleheader on their home court with a 57-35 whipping of Memphis. Two games later, the Lady Redskins fought off Marlette, 60-55. The semifinals at Brown city are set for tonight (Wednesday) with Brown City taking on Mayville and Sandusky squaring off with New Haven. The winners then advance to Friday night’s 7 p.m. tipoff for the championship.

Brown City 57 Memphis 35

The Lady Devils used the offense of Kristen Greene and then added some strong defensive play to offset a slow start against the Yellowjackets (17-3). Memphis, the NCTL South champion, led, 13-12, after a quarter, but BC surged in front for good and led by, nine, 26-17, at the break. Greene, a senior guard/forward, scored 17 of her game-high 23 points in the first half.

“She had 17 in the first half and then other people starting hitting shots, and that helped,” said Cindy Burton, Brown City coach. She added that the early start (4:30 p.m.) probably affected her team. “We were out of our routine and little out of sync. I’d rather have a game like this now, though, than against Mayville on Wednesday.”

The BC defense held Memphis to just 10 points in the middle two quarters as its lead went to 38-23 going into the final eight minutes..

While Greene also had seven rebounds and six assists, Sarah Murray clicked for 12 points and seven boards and Alena Sanson had seven points.

Sandusky 60 Marlette 55

The Lady Redskins grabbed an early lead and then had to fend off the Lady Raiders (10-11) the rest of the night.

“It was another tough, but nice win over a good team,” said Coach Al DeMott of Sandusky. “We were ahead all of the way, but Marlette hung around all night and kept coming back.”

Sandusky led 28-22 at the half and 38-33 after three quarters. Then, like they have a few times in the past, the Lady ‘Skins used the free throw line to wrap it up. They sank 17-of-21 attempts in the fourth quarter, including an 8-for-8 effort from Marissa DeMott.

The senior guard led all scorers with 29 points, 12-of-13 overall from the stripe and added four rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Junior Whitney Fox played a big role, offensively, with 17 points, including three triples.

“Whitney hit some clutch shots for us,” said DeMott. “We moved the ball well and found open people. We got the ball inside to Whitney and she scored there, too.”

Senior guard Kelsey Stauffer was a main distributor on offense for Sandusky, finishing with seven assists and also adding four rebounds and three steals. Lauren Krause added six points and four rebounds.

Marlette had a great game from senior guard Amara Wilson. She closed out her career with 24 points. Sophomore Kylee Dobbelaere added 11 points and freshman Jenna Hirsch had nine.

Class D at CPS

CPS 48 Peck 35

Senior Patricia Thoms turned in a career performance Monday night to lead CPS (10-11) into the semifinals tonight.

Thoms scored a personal-best 26 points, going 11-of-13 from the floor, and also added 14 rebounds, three blocks and four steals. It was her third double-double in the last four games.

“We started pounding the ball to her down low,” remarked Coach Bob Kolakovich of the Lady Tigers. “I told the girls ‘it was there, we just got to get her the ball’.”

CPS led 23-16 at halftime and pulled away, 38-22, in the third quarter. Thoms scored 16 of her points in the final two quarters.

CPS, which faces New Life Christian in one semifinal tonight, also had 10 points from senior guard Melissa Fraser.

Peck (4-7) was led by seniors Shayna Bedy and Nicole Pries with 10 and nine points, respectively.

In the other semifinal at CPS, Deckerville meets Kingston. Wednesday night’s winners meet in the championship game at 7 p.m. this Friday evening.

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