2010-01-14 / Sports

Lady Martians remain undefeated with win against Class A Davison

BY LISA PAINE

Goodrich’s KeKe Sevillian, just a freshman, ran the sidelines at home in a recent game. Goodrich’s KeKe Sevillian, just a freshman, ran the sidelines at home in a recent game. DAVISON — There is just no stopping the Goodrich girls' basketball team that improved to 9-0 overall with a solid, 47- 33 win over Class A Davison at Davison Monday.

After just one point split the two squads after the first quarter, with Davison on top 10-9, Goodrich did what it has done all season long and began a slow and steady attack on the Lady Cardinals putting up 18 points to Davison's 10 in the second quarter to enter the locker room with a 27-20 lead.

Goodrich kept up the pressure in the third quarter, and even though a seven-point lead is certainly not insurmountable, Davison's efforts were halted by Goodrich with a 12-7 third quarter and 8-6 final stanza to put the game away.

Emily England and Taylor Gleason were a potent duo with 13 points and six field goals apiece to led Goodrich, while Samantha Zirzow was close behind with her nine points and four field goals. KeKe Sevillian chipped in with seven points and three from the field.

Grand Blanc’s Julie Thompson made an uncontested basket. Grand Blanc’s Julie Thompson made an uncontested basket. Davison was led by senior Lauren Bellamy's eight points.

Last Friday, Genesee Area Conference-Red foe Montrose felt the wrath of the Lady Martians, 67-21, as Goodrich yet again simply overpowered its opponent on its home court.

Goodrich set the tone early in this one, jumping out to a 25-5 lead that left the Rams in a big, deep hole. After the Lady Martians kept up their relentless pace after pouring in 22 points to Montrose's six in the second quarter, Goodrich was up, 47-11 at the half.

The second half wouldn't get any easier for Montrose as it was outscored 16-6 in the third quarter. It wasn't until the final stanza that Goodrich had mercy on the Lady Rams slowing down to match the four points it managed in the quarter.

"We had a good scoring balance, but also many different contributions from our eight healthy players," said Goodrich coach Jason Gray. "We had 21 assists on 27 field goals, four players in double digit scoring, and significant balance in scoring, rebounding, and assists. It was a well-played game in a tough place to play."

Senior England led with 17 points, nine boards and four assists, Sevillian was right behind her with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Zirzow reached double digits with 11 points and seven boards. Gleason chipped in with 10 points and 6 assists, Taylor Westerby had 4 assists, Frankie Joubran added 5 rebounds and 3 assists and Morgan Eddy banged the boards pulling down five rebounds.

GRAND BLANC

Defense made the difference in helping the Grand Blanc girls’ basketball team eke out a 38-33 conference win over Brighton at home last Friday.

The game appeared pretty even after the first quarter with Grand Blanc hanging on to a twopoint lead at 12-10, put its press and defense stymied Brighton that was held to just three points, while the Lady Cats poured in nine to lead 19-15 at the half.

Grand Blanc established its dominance again in the third quarter holding Brighton to just four points as it scored nine to increase the lead to 28-19. Brighton finally found its rhythm with a 14-10 final-quarter effort, but the damage had already been done and it wasn't able to overcome the deficit.

"The girls played great defense tonight and controlled the tempo of the game offensively," said Grand Blanc coach Megan Noll. "I'm really proud of our effort. We had great hustle from every player who went into the game. We took care of the basketball and won the toughness battle; something that we've been working on throughout the season."

Alyssa Browne led with 10 points that included five field goals, followed by Kyle Welch with 9 points, 9 assists, a 4-of-4 freethrow performance and one three-pointer and Julie Thompson chipped in with six points. Lindsey Hieber grabbed four boards and hit both of her free throws and Britney Graves made three rebounds on the night.

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