Huron upsets ranked Brighton
■ Also, Pioneer throttles Pinckney and Milan cruises past Manchester.
FROM LOCAL REPORTS
BRIGHTON - For the first time in its history, the Huron girls’ basketball team beat a state-ranked team, downing No. 13 Brighton 56-48 in its season-opener.
Huron used an advantage on the offensive glass to take the win. Brighton had just 15 defensive rebounds in the game.
“We rebounded pretty well,” Huron coach Mike Avery said. “I thought they were bigger than us. But we worked our way into position. We talked about that before the game.”
Julie Henderson led the River Rats (1-0) with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Her biggest achievement may have come on defense. She held Brighton’s leading scorer, Sunshine Metro, scoreless.
“We just played man-to-man defense on her,” Avery said. “Julie was trying to make a statement.” “We got outrebounded pathetically,” Brighton coach Mark Lingo said. “That is uncharacteristic of our team.”
Pioneer 70, Pinckney 41 - The Pioneers were led by Rachel Dobberstein's 16 points. “We had a hard time defending them." Pinckney coach Matt Seidl said. "Pioneer got on a roll and we couldn't stop them."
Romulus 50, Lincoln 41 — A cold-shooting Lincoln team was outscored 28-13 in the second and third quarters before scoring 20 points in the fourth.
Tecumseh 44, Lumen Christi 38 - Amy Still hit 8-of-10 free throws during Tecumseh’s second-quarter comeback from a 18-9 deficit. She ended with 17 points. Erin Lips added 13.
Milford Lakeland 40, Willow Run 32 - Willow Run fell behind 23-11 at halftime. Sophomore guard Sandi Blanton led Willow Run with 18 points.
East Jackson 58, Saline 38 -The young Hornets fell behind by 23 points, but battled back to within 15 early in the fourth quarter. Melissa Manczak led Saline with 10 points.
Milan 76, Manchester 32 - Milan outscored Manchester, 27-3 in the second quarter. Center Heather Frank scored 16 points. Jenny Holly added 17 for Milan.
Whitmore Lake 45, Plymouth Christian 44 (OT): Rae-Ann Jokinen hit a basket with 29 seconds left in overtime. Plymouth Christian’s Karin Reed sent the game into OT by nailing a 3-pointer at the end of regulation. Jokinen led all scorers with 18.
Sue Smith Memorial Tournament - Detroit Country Day used a 13-2 first quarter to win the championship game over South Lyon, 57-21. Koren Kastamo led the Lions with 13 points.
Chelsea 73, Fowlerville 36: Annie Terpstra scored 26 points and Courtney Thompson kicked in with 21 for Chelsea (2-0).
Howell 61, Lansing Everett 42 - Howell junior guard Rachel Sweeney came off the bench to score 10 points. Senior forward Mary Gee scored a team-high 13. Sylvia Blakeslee added 16 rebounds.
Birmingham Marian 49, Plymouth Canton 40 - Marian outscored the Chiefs, 17-4, in the third quarter. Amicie Crayton and Sarah Warnke each scored nine points for Canton (1-1).
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