Ann Arbor tires: Ella Stemmer has a record game for Saline girls in Monroe
ANN ARBOR – Ella Stemmer has been as consistent as any other player in the state this year, and the Seniors’ stellar performance showed another impressive performance on Friday.
The Saline Guard posted a career high and school record of 36 points, including six 3-point points to lift the Hornets past Monroe 64-52 in a Southeastern Conference Red matchup.
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Stemmer’s 36 points exceeded her previous career high and school record of 34 points, which the Lehigh engagement set up last season.
The most successful goalscorer in the history of girls’ basketball in Saline now has up to 1,421 career points and is at the top of the Ann Arbor region this year with an average of 25.4 points per game.
Stemmer also finished with eight rebounds and three steals to keep up with her total of pickup points.
Saline ended Monroe’s sweep with a street win and improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the SEC-Red.
The matchup on Friday was much closer than the first competition between the two teams, when Saline defeated the Trojans 66:27 at the season opener.
Monroe was late in striking distance, trailing 54-48 in the fourth quarter before the Hornets gave in and ended the game with a 10-4 run.
The Hornets were efficient again from the free throw line as they walked off charity strip 22 of 26.
In addition to Stemmer’s career night, Junior Sophie Canen added 17 points, five rebounds and two steals, Kate Stemmer grabbed five rebounds and forced two steals, and Natalie Sweetland pulled down 10 boards.
Both teams will be back in action on Monday. Saline welcomes Ypsilanti and Monroe (4-6, 4-4 SEC-Red) to take on Ann Arbor Skyline.
Pioneer extends Lincoln winning streak
Pioneer pushed their winning streak to five games with a 66-34 win over Lincoln.
The Pioneers dropped the game early as they led 34-13 at halftime en route to their fifth win with 20 or more points that season.
Lauren DeWolf led the pioneers with 17 points, Bree Bogan also stood out with 11 points, as they improved overall to 7: 1 and in the SEC red.
Pioneer will be back at rival Ann Arbor Huron on Monday, while Lincoln (2-6, 2-6 SEC-Red) will also host Temperance Bedford on Monday.
A balanced goal attack drives Huron to win Ypsilanti
Three Huron players posted double-digit results as the River Rats beat Ypsilanti 50-32.
William & Mary agree to sign Julian Lewis and Lake Superior State. Kingsley Perkins led Huron with 12 points each while Devin Womack, the other Lake Superior State, added 11 points. Brandon Rawls, a Saginaw Valley State soccer engagement, scored nine points as Huron improved to 7-0 overall and on the SEC Red.
Huron kept the Grizzlies to less than 10 points in the second and fourth quarters and used a 14-4 run in the final quarter to put the game out of reach.
Senior Lucas Henderson approached Ypsilanti with 12 points and Stephen Bruce finished the race with five points. The Grizzlies fell overall to 1-4 and in the SEC-Red with the loss to 1-4.
The River Rats will receive Ypsilanti Lincoln on Saturday and Ypsilanti will be back in action on Monday against Saline at home.
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