Ann Arbor Basketball: Chelsea Girls Charge Again, FGR Girls Win Double OT Thriller
ANN ARBOR – With an exasperated loss staring into their faces, Chelsea’s girls’ basketball dug deep into the depths.
The Bulldogs followed Milan at 49:36 in the fourth quarter, but exploded by 27 points in the closing stages to beat the Big Reds at 63:59 on Saturday afternoon.
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Chelsea held Milan to just 10 points in the fourth quarter after the Big Reds closed the third quarter on a 17-6 run to take the double-digit lead in the fourth.
Freshman Keila Wells played like a veteran on the track as she scored the starting basket to late Chelsea 61-59 and tied off two free throws to help the Bulldogs claim victory.
Wells finished the game with 15 points while Megan McCalla led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Jessica Emmert made it big for Chelsea when she hit a season high of 15 points and Andrew Kowalski finished with nine points.
Milan had four players in double digits, led by Sophia Kirk with 15 points, followed by 14 points from Sydney Aunins and 10 points each from Lauren Obey and Markayla McCray.
Chelsea improved to 8-2 and face Tecumseh on Tuesday, while Milan (5-7) will bounce back against Grosse Ile on Monday.
Arbor Prep rolls past Pinckney
All ten players scored a goal for the Gators in Saturday’s 82:17 win over Pinckney.
Kaiden Glenn led Arbor Prep with 18 points and seven rebounds, Stephanie Utomi added 16 points, seven rebounds and six steals, Taylor Wallace scored 11 and Mya Petticord double-doubled with 10 points and 10 assists.
Arbor Prep, who moved to 10-1 this year, will face Adrian Lenawee Christian at home on Tuesday, who will face two of the state’s best teams and players in Petticord and LCS ‘Bree Salenbien.
Dexter used an even hit to defeat Temperance Bedford
The Dreadnuaghts had three players in double digits when they overtook Bedford 47-40 and won their third game in a row.
Dexter was 29-27 behind in the fourth quarter but scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to back off with the win and come in at 8-3 overall.
Sydney Pnacek led Dexter with 15 points, Maddi Valentine with 13 points and Alayna Babut with 10 points.
Dexter will face Jackson at home on Tuesday.
FGR girls hold on to a double overtime victory
The Fighting Irish saw their lead in regulation fade and needed extra time to beat Warren Regina 39-38 in double overtime.
In the second overtime, Father Gabriel Richard went 5-6 off the free-throw line, including two clutch FTs from MaryKate McCauliffe, which put the FGR 7.4 seconds ahead of one point.
Warren Regina had a chance to win, but the shot missed and FGR escaped with the win.
Rileigh Garbarz led the FGR with 11 points and Sophia Hogan and Lainey Garbarz each added 10 points for the Fighting Irish, which improved to 10-2 over the course of the season.
The Fighting Irish will aim for their fourth straight win against Detroit Country Day on Tuesday.
Dexter blows past Jackson at home
Evan Haroldson led the Dreadnaughts with 19 points to help them drive past Jackson 62-36, their eighth win in nine games.
Dexter prevailed 26:16 at halftime and beat the Vikings 12-8 in the fourth quarter to take home the win.
In addition to Haroldson’s appearance, Colin Parachek recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Aidan Dexter stepped in with 12 points and Cal Bavineau finished with eight points and eight assists.
LeRay Griffin led Jackson by 13 points when the Vikings fell 6-0 that season.
Dexter improved to 8: 3 overall and 6: 2 in the SEC white to keep up with the championship title. Jackson and Dexter will meet again on Tuesday.
Huron beats Lincoln with outstanding performance in the third quarter
Huron beat Lincoln 70-38 on Saturday, largely thanks to a 30-0 third-quarter result.
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Skyline recovers with a win at Temperance Bedford
After two consecutive games, Skyline bounced back with a 50:37 win over Bedford on Saturday.
The Eagles defeated Bedford 15-4 in the fourth quarter to improve and improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the Southeastern Conference Red.
Jack Williams of Skyline led all scorers with 16 points, Jayden Potts with nine points and Chris Cayton with seven points for the Eagles.
Skyline is back in action on Monday in Monroe.
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