2017-12-07 / Sports

Hornets sting Mt. Morris

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Kearsley’s Kamryn Palka goes up for a layup in the Hornets’ Friday game at Goodrich. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Kearsley’s Kamryn Palka goes up for a layup in the Hornets’ Friday game at Goodrich. Photo by Brandon Pope BURTON – Kearsley’s girls’ varsity team defeated visiting Mt. Morris 62-51 during a non-league game on Tuesday. Mackenzie Ramey led the team with 27 points.

Last Thursday, Kearsley fell to Goodrich at home, 62-58. Goodrich led 18-11 after the first quarter and outscored Kearsley 20-16 in the second to lead 38-27 at the break. The Lady Hornets closed the gap following a 15-8 run in the third quarter to pull within four with one quarter to go, but Goodrich responded with a 16-14 run in the fourth to hold off the comeback attempt.

Sydney Walker led all scorers on the night with 19 points while Ramey had 15 and Zaria Mitchner had 11.

Kearsley, 2-1, travels to Flushing this upcoming Tuesday to begin league play. – A.V.

ATHERTON: The Lady Wolverines earned their first victory of the season, defeating Genesee 54-30 on Tuesday night.

Mursadiz Washington led Atherton all over the court with 24 points, five rebounds and three assists.

“The girls came out to play tonight,” said Atherton coach Darcell Price. “We pressured the ball really well. After last Friday’s loss, we felt that we needed to do a little more and give a little more effort, and the girls did come out and play with heart and effort tonight.”

Amariana Williams came off the bench to score eight points and grab 10 rebounds. Franki Pierce also scored nine points. KayLynn Chilton added six points, and Janess Rivera scored three points. Lauren Morgan and Rayona Price each scored two points.

Last Friday night, Atherton lost to Webberville 54-35.

“We came out sluggish in the first half,” said Price. “In the second half, I felt that we fought hard, but we just couldn’t get over the hump. We are getting better as a unit, and we just got to keep working.”

Morgan had a team-high 13 points, and Washington scored nine. No additional stats were made available for the game.

Atherton, 1-2, travels to Bendle tomorrow. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m. — J.O.

BENDLE: The Lady Tigers remain undefeated after hosting Bentley for an early-season rivalry battle, topping the Bulldogs, 58-23. The Tigers took a 16-0 lead after one and led 32-1 at the half. Bentley went on a 14-11 run before Bendle closed it out on a 15-8.

Keishawna McGruder tossed in a gamehigh 27 points with five rebounds and four steals to lead Bendle. Sydney Malin had nine points, seven assists and six steals and Lillian Plamondon added eight points and nine boards. Kilee Leonard led Bentley with 11 points, Akena Richardson tossed in nine, Morgan Ludwig added two and Lillian Perron one.

The Lady Tigers traveled to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes last Friday to open the season, and after a hot start, Bendle ended up falling to the Lakers, 61-55, in overtime. The Tigers opened the game on a 10-4 run, but a 21-12 second-quarter spurt from the Lakers put them on top at the half, 25-22.

Bendle outscored the Lakers in the third, 14-11, but an even 13-13 fourth forced the extra frame. Our Lady of the Lakes doubled up Bendle in overtime, 12-6.

Keishawna McGruder poured in a gamehigh 30 points for the Tigers while Lindsey Ferrington scored 11. Sydney Malin put up eight, Honeistie Wright added four and Latachia Arrington had two. – B.P.

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