2012-01-26 / Sports

Sports ROUNDUP

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Almont: In a tightly contested Blue Water Area Conference matchup, Almont lost to Imlay City on Tuesday, 38-30, despite a team-high seven points, seven rebounds and three assists by Alayna Rolfs.

Shelby Fridline wasn’t far behind for the Lady Raiders with six points and one board, Heather Stone gave a fivepoint, 11-rebound performance, and scoring three each were Olivia Papineau and Caitlyn Schmalzel.

For Imlay City, the story of the night was Morgan Lee’s game-high 19 points, Olivia Pauli came through with eight points, and Jacklyn Van Dyk and Kimberly Biazza managed three points apiece.

Almont hosts Richmond and Imlay City welcomes Algonac for league games tomorrow. — M.S.

Capac: The Chiefs remained unbeaten in the Blue Water Area Conference with a 43-41 victory over Yale on Tuesday. Nichole Parks led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Capac, 10-3 overall, 7-0 BWAC, hosts Cros-Lex on Friday. — E.H.

Dryden: The Lady Cardinals got their second win of the season at home on Tuesday beating Byron, 40-34, after taking leads of 15-14 and 27-20 at the end of the second and third quarters. Standing tall with 16 points for Dryden was Brianna Marsh, Bret Schenkel had 10 points, and Ashley Lowney and Kayla Worley scored eight and four, respectively.

The Lady Cardinals are at New Lothrop for a Genesee Area Conference-Blue contest today. — M.S.

Imlay City: The Lady Spartans took on Blue Water Area Conference rival Almont on Tuesday, and picked up the 38-30 win, despite being shorthanded. Morgan Lee tossed in a team-high 19 points, and Olivia Pauli recorded eight points. Jacklyn Van Dyk scored three on the night.

“We shot okay from the free throw line, 8-of-13,” said coach Jaden Clobes. “It was just good to get a win. We had seven players tonight, which has been the case all year. Mariyah Evans is still out. I think that at the right time of the year we’re going to get healthy, and people aren’t going to want to play us.”

The Lady Spartans return to the hardwood on Friday welcoming BWAC foe Algonac. — B.P.

Lapeer East: East dropped to 0-12 on the season with a 50-15 Flint Metro League loss to Holly on Tuesday.

The Eagles were held scoreless in the opening frame, and trailed 24-3 at the half. Holly continued to pour it on in the third quarter, 14-2, before taking off the pressure in the final stanza.

Alexis Whatcott led all Eagles with six points, while Sam Engster put in three. Taylor Prusatis tossed in three points, and Megan Donovan scored two.

The Lady Eagles will now prepare for their cross-town rivalry game with Lapeer West on Friday. — B.P.

North Branch: The Lady Broncos were tied after one quarter, but eventually lost, 46-27, to Millington in a Tri- Valley Conference-East game Tuesday at home. After a 4-4 first period, Millington broke it open with a 20-6 second quarter. Jacqueline Kent scored 10 points, Eva Kasperowicz had six, and Karli Gormley five for North Branch, which will host a TVC crossover game tonight. — D.N.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Dryden: The Cardinals won their second straight game, 62-56, over visiting

Byron on Tuesday. All 10 players scored as Dryden improved to 3-9 and 3-7 in the Genesee Area Conference- Blue. The Cardinals won the first quarter, 13-11, but trailed, 29-26, at halftime. A 15-8 third period put Dryden back on top, 41-37, and the Cards sealed it with a 21-19 finish.

Tony Gjonai scored 12 points, Andrew Quni added 11, Sean Murphy scored nine, and Austin VanDaele netted eight for Dryden, which will visit New Lothrop tomorrow. — D.N.

LakeVille: The Falcons shook off a tough, one-point loss to Montrose last Friday and beat Lake Fenton, 42-35, in a Genesee Area Conference-Red game Tuesday at Lake Fenton. Harley Lang scored 14 points and Jordan West had eight as LakeVille moved to 3-4 in the Red and 4-7 overall. The Falcons took a 9-4 first-quarter lead and extended it to 22-12 at halftime. Lake Fenton rallied with a 23-20 second half, but fell short.

LakeVille will visit Mt. Morris tomorrow.

D.N.

North Branch: The Broncos used a strong second quarter to defeat league rival Millington, 58-46, Tuesday. A 13- point first quarter and 21-point second quarter gave the squad the ammunition it needed to stave off the Cardinals. North Branch scored 11 in the third and three in the final to Millington’s 12 and 13. Garrett Bradley led with 18 points, Trevor Marceau had 17 and Jacob Young had four.

North Branch plays its TVC Central cross over game Friday. — L.P.

SATURDAY SLATE

BOWLING North Branch at Caro Lapeer East at Clio Lapeer West vs. Swartz Creek LakeVille vs. Montrose HOCKEY Lapeer at Royal Oak WRESTLING Almont, Lapeer West, Mayville at Yale Invitational Lapeer East at Battle Creek North Branch at Montague Invitational

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