2018-02-08 / Sports

Lady Martians win overtime thriller

BY SPORTS STAFF


Goodrich’s Ryan Darby drives down the court against Lapeer on Jan. 9. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Goodrich’s Ryan Darby drives down the court against Lapeer on Jan. 9. Photo by Brandon Pope GOODRICH – The Goodrich girls’ basketball team defeated the reigning Class A state champion Flushing in an overtime thriller, 57-51.

The Lady Martians held a narrow 27-25 lead at halftime, but Flushing came back to outscore Goodrich 12-10 in the third to even the score at 37-37 heading into the final quarter. The game remained neck and neck for much of the fourth, as both teams added 12 points each to force the overtime at 49-49. Goodrich held strong in the extra quarter, holding Flushing to just two points while added eight to take the win.

Maddie Voelker put up a massive 25 points to help Goodrich to the win. Diamond Pate chipped in 12 points and snagged four boards. Ryan Darby had eight points and four assists. Flushing’s Alex Long led the Lady Raiders with 17 points.

On Friday, the Goodrich girls bounced back in league play to defeat Corunna 62-48 to improve to 7-1 in the Genesee Area Conference-Red. The Lady Martians were handed their first league loss of the season against Hamady the week before.

Goodrich took a 20-10 lead in the first and never looked back. The Martians extended their lead to 32-20 by halftime. In the third, Corunna outscored Goodrich 14-7, but the Martians bounced back to add a 23-14 fourth to take the win.

Pate set the pace for Goodrich, putting up 18 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Darby chipped in with 17 points. Maddie Voelker added 12 points and four boards and Molly Voelker had 12 points, four rebounds and three blocks.

Goodrich, 11-3, travels to St. Ignace on Saturday and hosts Lake Fenton on Tuesday. – K.R.

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats had to face Brighton twice over the past week, losing 36-25 Tuesday night and 38-23 last Thursday in a make-up game.

In Tuesday’s contest, Grand Blanc trailed by seven, 18-11 after the first quarter and 26-18 by halftime. Brighton then outscored Grand Blanc 7-3 in the third before letting off the gas allowing Grand Blanc to outscore it 4-3 in the final stanza. Katherine Mansour had 12 points to lead Grand Blanc.

Last Thursday, Grand Blanc was put in a deep hole early in the first quarter. Brighton outscored Grand Blanc 17-9. Both teams scored seven in the second quarter, but Brighton had the upper hand in the second half outscoring the Cats 8-4 and 6-3.

Zada Lacy and Mansour each had eight points for the Lady Cats.

Grand Blanc is at Northville tomorrow. – L.P.

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