2018-02-01 / Sports

Mackinaw City Girls Basketball Bests Alanson

By Erich T. Doerr

The Mackinaw City girls basketball team was pushed to the limit Saturday, January 27, as it bested Alanson 48-42 in Northern Lakes Conference action. The Comets (10-3, 6-1) trailed at halftime but rallied back to win on the basis of a strong performance in the third quarter. The game had been postponed from Tuesday, January 23, to Saturday due to school closures.

“We executed our game plan and came out with the mentality that we had to be the aggressor, and not be timid,” Mackinaw City Coach Adam Stefanski said. “I could not be more pleased with our effort and enthusiasm tonight. We showed a lot of maturity and the ability to adjust on the fly tonight.”

Alanson started the game strong and held a narrow 9-8 advantage after the first quarter en route to leading 23-19 at halftime. The Comets took control of the game in the third quarter as they outscored the Vikings 19-8 to pull ahead to a 38-31 lead. While Alanson would outscore Mackinaw City 11-10 in the final quarter, the Comets hung on for the win.

Mackinaw City’s junior varsity team also defeated Alanson Saturday, claiming a 49-7 victory. The JV Comets remain undefeated this season with a 10-0 record.

Comets varsity statistics: Haley Jones, 20 points; Sarah Morse, 17 points; Kameryn Hartman, five points, four assists; Samantha Somers, two points; Mya Curth, two points; Calysta Bell, one point, Terralyn Tarrant, four rebounds.

Comets junior varsity statistics: Marlie Postula, 17 points, five steals; Raeann Hingston, 14 points, eight steals; Gabi Bell, 12 points, 10 steals, seven assists; Julia Sullivan, four points, four rebounds; Anna Julian, two points, four rebounds.

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