2018-01-11 / Sports

Kearsley girls win third in a row

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Alexis Echols of Kearsley drives by a Goodrich defender during a game on November 30. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Alexis Echols of Kearsley drives by a Goodrich defender during a game on November 30. Photo by Brandon Pope FLINT – A 23-point first quarter propelled the Kearsley girls’ basketball team to a 62-32 win over Linden at home on Tuesday.

Kearsley opened the game on fire offensively and outscored Linden 23-4 in the first quarter. The second quarter saw more of the same, as Kearsley added 16 points to its total while holding Linden to 13 for a 39-17 halftime lead. The Lady Hornets then outscored Linden 16-7 in the third before both teams added eight to their respective totals in the fourth for the 62-32 final.

Zaria Mitchner led the team with 18 points while Mackenzie Ramey followed with 11.

Last Friday, the Lady Hornets scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 53-51 win over Swartz Creek at home.

Kearsley trailed 13-9 after the first quarter and 26-20 at the half. Following the break, the Lady Hornets began to chip away at the deficit, going on a 12-11 run in the third quarter to trail 38-31 with one quarter to play. Kearsley then outscored Swartz Creek 21-14 in the final frame to complete the comeback victory.

Jakeira Wash led the team with 16 points and Mitchner pitched in with 11.

Kearsley, 5-3, hosts Owosso tomorrow at 6 p.m. — A.V.

ATHERTON: The Lady Wolverines, 4-3, have been off for the past three weeks, but host New Lothrop tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. — J.O.

BENDLE: The Lady Tigers pulled out a close one at home on Tuesday, taking down Morrice, 39-37. Keishawna McGruder led the way with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Sydney Malin put up nine points and Lillian Plamondon added seven points, seven rebounds and seven steals.

Bendle hosts LakeVille tomorrow. — B.P.

BENTLEY: The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Genesee Christian on Tuesday and took a 43-31 loss to the Soldiers. Kilee Leonard led Bentley with 14 points while Akeria Richardson tossed in 13.

Bentley travels to Madison Academy on Friday. – B.P.

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