2018-02-08 / Sports

Atherton girls’ hoops halt two-game losing streak

BY SPORTS STAFF


Atherton’s Mursadiz Washington surveys the court against Bendle on Jan. 23. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Atherton’s Mursadiz Washington surveys the court against Bendle on Jan. 23. Photo by Brandon Pope BURTON — The Atherton girls’ basketball team broke a two-game skid on Tuesday night, defeating Bentley 34-17.

Atherton led 12-11 at the half and 23-17 after the third quarter, before dominating the final frame 10-0.

Junior KayLynn Chilton scored a team-high 11 points and four rebounds. Freshman Amarianna Williams had a monster night on the glass, pulling down 16 rebounds while also scoring eight points.

The Lady Wolverines lost to Webberville 60-26 on Monday night. Williams finished with six points and 15 rebounds. Franki Pierce added six points.

Last Friday, Atherton lost to LakeVille 38-35. Williams recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Lauren Morgan also added seven points and five rebounds.

Last Thursday, the Lady Wolverines also lost to Genesee Christian 47-27. Pierce scored a team-high eight points.

Atherton, 6-7, is at New Lothrop tomorrow for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff. — J.O.

BENDLE: The Lady Tigers welcomed Durand on Friday and recorded a big 55-36 win.

Keishawna McGruder led the way with 18 points and four rebounds, Sydney Malin added 16 points and three assists and Lindsey Ferrington had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

“Played good team defense,” said Bendle coach Liane Steller. “Outrebounded them and capitalized on the offensive end.”

Bendle is at LakeVille tomorrow. — B.P.

BENTLEY: The Bulldogs lost to

Atherton 33-17 in Tuesday’s cross-town rivalry at Atherton.

It was close early on, as Atherton led 8-7 after one and 12-11 at the half. The Wolverines got a bit of breathing room in the third quarter with an 11-6 run, but really closed it out in the final frame with a 10-0 spurt. Kilee Leonard and Morgan Ludwig each tossed in six points for the Bulldogs.

On Monday, the Lady Bulldogs were unable to generate much offense in a 58-18 loss to Dryden at Dryden.

Dryden broke out to a 16-7 lead and ballooned it to 34-11 by the break. The Cardinals really began to pull away in the third with a 20-4 run. Sheridan Wilson was Bentley’s leading scorer with eight points.

The Bulldogs hosted Morrice last Friday in a 48-11 defeat. Bentley fell into a hole quickly, trailing 16-3 after the opening quarter and 29-5 at the half. Morrice continued its runs in the second half where it outscored the Bulldogs, 19-6.

Akeria Richardson was the leader for Bentley with five points.

Bentley hosts Atherton on Tuesday. — B.P.

KEARSLEY: Four girls scored in double-figures during Kearsley’s 64-24 win over Linden on the road on Tuesday.

The Lady Hornets jumped out to an early lead with a 20-point first quarter and never looked back. Kearsley scored 21 in the second quarter, six in the third quarter and 17 in the final frame to secure the win.

Mackenzie Ramey, Sydney Walker and Grace Chandler each had 11 points during the win. Zaria Mitchner chipped in with 10 points.

Last Friday, the Lady Hornets defeated Fenton 67-54 on the road. Stats were not reported prior to press deadlines.

Kearsley, 11-4, is at Swartz Creek tomorrow at 6 p.m. — A.V.

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