Ann Arbor Basketball Highlights: Top women’ teams keep winning streaks
ANN ARBOR – Ella Stemmer dominated again to help Saline’s girls’ basketball team roll past Ann Arbor Huron on Friday.
The Lehigh commit and potential Miss Basketball candidate finished the race with 28 points, eight rebounds, five steals and two assists as the Hornets drove away with a 70:33 win in a rematch of last year’s district title game.
In addition to Stemmer’s performance, Mallory Bohl recorded 10 points, two rebounds and two blocks, while Sophie Canen filled in with six points, five rebounds and three blocks as the Hornets switched to 6-0 and 5-0 in the Southeastern Conference Red.
Jordan Wright led Huron by 16 points when the River Rats fell 3-0 that season.
Saline will face Ypsilanti on Saturday, while Huron will aim for their first win against Ann Arbor Pioneer on Monday.
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Ann Arbor Pioneer 40, Temperance Bedford 37
The Pioneers won a solid Temperance Bedford roster, securing their second straight win.
Bedford had a chance to tie the game after Pioneer missed a free throw four seconds from time but couldn’t find the basket they needed.
Pioneer was 20:18 behind at halftime but recovered to take a 32:28 lead in the final quarter.
Mya Hicks finished the Pioneers with 17 points and three steals, Lauren DeWolf followed with 14 points and three steals, and Alexis Clark added seven points and eight rebounds.
Pioneer will face rival Ann Arbor Huron on Monday.
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 78, Ecorse 25
All 10 Ypsilanti Arbor Prep players scored the one-sided win against Ecorse on Friday.
Five Gators achieved double-digit results, led by Kari Woods, who finished with 16 points and two steals.
Stephanie Utomi added 14 points, Taylor Wallace had 11 and Kaiden Glenn scored 10, while Mya Petticord double-doubled with 13 points and 10 assists for four steals.
Arbor Prep went 6-1 with the win this year and has broken since their single game dropped out two weeks ago.
Since losing to Grass Lake, the Gators have won their next four games averaging 28.5 points per game.
Arbor Prep is back in action at Chelsea on Saturday.
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