Too Much Hart For Ypsilanti, 57 - 30 - Pioneer Sophomore Connie Hart's 14 Points and Seven Rebounds Spark Team In SCC Opener
Too much Hart for Ypsilanti, 57-30
■ Pioneer sophomore Connie Hart’s 14 points and seven rebounds spark team in SCC opener.
FROM LOCAL REPORTS
YPSILANTI - Pioneer sophomore forward Connie Hart scored 14 points in her second career start, as Pioneer beat Ypsilanti, 57-30, in the SCC girls’ basketball opener for both teams Thursday.
Hart also led Pioneer (3-5, 1-0 SCC) with seven rebounds, to go along with four steals and two assists.
“She is really maturing in her decision making,” Pioneer coach Glen Virgin said. “She took good shots and passed the ball real well.
“Earlier in the year, her defensive pressure wasn’t there. But the last three games, she’s picked it up. She’s much more fundamentally sound. We are able to have her out there more because she is a defensive asset now instead of a liability.”
Pioneer junior guard Rachel Dobberstein had a season-high 27 points to lead all scorers.
“Rachel has been shooting the ball real well the last three games,” Virgin said. “She shot a lot of 3s (4-of-10), and she looked good on all of them.”
Ypsilanti’s Teretha Gibson set a school record for rebounds with 19.
Adrian 60, Huron 41 - Huron's offense sputtered in the second quarter, and the Maples took a 23-12 halftime lead. Jasmine Smith scored 11 points for the Rats, and Nicole Phillips contributed eight rebounds.
Willow Run 63, Inkster 25 - Carmen Washington scored 21 points to lead the Flyers, and Sandy Blanton added 18.
Gabriel Richard 38, Dearborn St. Alphonsus 23 - Alphonsus came out with a very deliberate offense, which made for a quick, low scoring game. Richard's Shauna Sikorski led all scorers with 17 points.
Livonia Stevenson 48, Plymouth Salem 37 - Stevenson's pressure defense prevented Salem from scoring in the third period and broke open a close game. Lisa Craven scored 11 points for the Rocks.
Dexter 43, Lincoln 35 - The Dreadnaughts outscored their hosts 16-6 in the second quarter. Lincoln hurt itself with 27 turnovers. Allison Maynard led Dexter with 15 points, while Andrea Ku-zich scored nine for the Railsplitters.
Pinckney 42, Tecumseh 34 The Pirates outscored Tecumseh, 15-0, in the second quarter to amass an insurmountable lead. Nicole Cushing's 20 points paced Pinckney, who is alone in first place in the Southeastern Conference (3-0, 8-2 overall). Kelerin Lewis scored 11 for Tecumseh.
Saline 58, Milan 53 - A six-point first quarter and 31 turnovers doomed Milan, along with Amy Moore’s game-high 23 points for Saline. Jenny Holly scored 16 for Milan (1-7).
Novi 55, Brighton 48 - Poor free throw shooting and Novi’s determination on the offensive boards spelled doom for Brighton. Joy Dean led the Bulldogs with 13 points.
Howell 51, White Lake Lakeland 24- Two school records fell in Howell's win. Katie Pingston set a school record with 13 steals. As a team, the Highlanders grabbed 38 steals, also a school record. Howell had three players in double figures: Pingston had 12 points, Liz Beach had 10 points and Rebecca Gee had 10.
South Lyon 37, Hartland 28 —South Lyon junior Cori Sutton equalled her season-high for the third time with 17 points to lead the Lions (5-5, 2-2 KVC). Senior Heather Laho nailed one of her two three-pointers at the halftime buzzer to give South Lyon a 20-18 lead, which it never lost.
Ida 56, Clinton 15 — The Redskins ran into the top team in the league and fell to 2-7 (2-3 LCAA).
Deerfield 50, Whitmore Lake 30 - Despite a hard-played second half, the Trojans sank their own boat by scoring only four points in the first half. Jill Henry scored 13 points for Whitmore Lake (3-6 (1-5 TCC).
High School Field Hockey
Pioneer 9, Dearborn Edsel Ford 0 - Kristy Williams led Pioneer (4-0-1) with three goals, while Ali Beck and Kelly Middaugh added two apiece. Sarah Middlemass and Annette Chisolm also scored. Pioneer plays at the Homewood Flossmoor tournament in Chicago this weekend.
Greenhills 2, University Liggett 1 - Carrie Seabury scored on a first-half penalty stroke and Leah Plunkett broke the tie late in the game.
Pioneer 5, Adrian O - The Pioneers (8-0-1) notched their seventh consecutive shutout as Steve Tramontin led the offense with four goals. Corey Wool-folk got a goal and two assists.
Brighton 5, South Lyon O - Brighton improved to 12-0-2, paced by Jim Weber's two goals and one each from Chris Stearns, Greg Luck and Hal Howell.
Tecumseh 7, Pinckney 1 — Dan Wood scored two goals and two assists to lead the undefeated Indians (10-0-1,6-0 Southeastern Conference). Wood’s goals broke open a 2-1 game in the first half.
Saline 3, Dexter O - Led by Josh Taylor's two goals, Saline improved to 9-2. Brent Rowe scored the other goal. Goalie Mike Nation recorded his sixth shutout of the season.
Boys’ Water Polo Birmingham Groves 16, Pioneer 7 - Pioneer lost to the two-time defending state champions. Senior Mark Wright and junior Matt O’Connor each scored three goals for the Pioneers (5-3).
Concordia def. Siena Heights, 16-14, 15-3, 15-9 - Nicole Dapprich led Concordia with 13 kills and no errors on a .520 hitting percentage. The Cardinals (10-13) travel to the Tiffin (Ohio) Tournament this weekend.
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