Ann Arbor Basketball Highlights: Chelsea Girls Run Table in SEC White
Another year, another Southeastern Conference White title for the Chelsea girls’ basketball team.
The Bulldogs ran past rival Dexter 53-37 on Friday to lead the table in league play and finish off the Dreadnaughts’ sweep.
Chelsea finished the regular season with an 11-2 aggregate record and finished the league competition 8-0.
The Bulldogs took out the Dreadnaughts and didn’t allow them to hang around as they did in the first matchup, which Chelsea won 44:39.
This time, Chelsea built a 28:15 lead during the break and after a nine point lead over Dexter 16:12 in the fourth quarter to clinch their fourth consecutive SEC White title and third with an unbeaten conference record to be won.
Three Chelsea players posted double-digit results, led by Megan McCalla and Jessica Emmert, each ending with 11 points, followed by 10 points from Leila Wells. Emily McCalla also added nine points to the win.
Kayla Rivers led Dexter by 14 points, but the Dreadnaughts saw their winning streak after six games when they fell to 11-4 and 7-3 in the SEC-White.
Chelsea enter the district game with a six-game winning streak and will face the Stockbridge or Blissfield winners on Wednesday, while Dexter will face Pinckney on Monday.
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep spoils Ypsilantis senior night
Notre Dame Prep prevailed in the season finale for both teams and in the senior night for Ypsilanti against Ypsilanti 65-63.
NDP (7-6) led at halftime at 32-31 and held out late despite a 20-point rise in the Grizzlies in the fourth quarter that ended the year 3-7.
Jon Risi led NDP with 28 points, while Ypsilanti was led by senior Lucas Henderson, who led the Grizzlies with 23 points.
Lance Maurer added 21 points and Derrick Hatley scored 12 points for Ypsilanti, who will open the district game against Saline on Tuesday.
Airport Carleton 59, Milan 48
Dexter 62, Chelsea 46
Saline 59, Parma Western 47
Ann Arbor Greenhills 28, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart 15
Dexter boys sweep Chelsea for their first SEC White basketball title since 2004
Ann Arbor boys basketball power rankings for the final week of the regular season
Ann Arbor Girls Basketball Power Leaderboard for March 15th
Check out the girls’ matchups in the Ann Arbor basketball district
Watch the boys’ matchups in the Ann Arbor district basketball tournament