2018-02-19 / Sports

Lady Red Raiders hold off Brown City

Schaub reaches 1,000-point mark
By Sports Staff


Guard Abbey Bullis of Peck drives to the basket in Thursday night’s win over Bay City All Saints. 
Photo by Dale Ball Guard Abbey Bullis of Peck drives to the basket in Thursday night’s win over Bay City All Saints. Photo by Dale Ball BROWN CITY — The Marlette girls’ basketball team set up a showdown with Sandusky for the Greater Thumb Conference-East girls’ basketball championship last Thursday night. The Lady Red Raiders went 7-2 in the division by stopping rival Brown City, 38-30.

In that contest, senior guard/forward Emily Schaub reached the 1,000 point plateau in her four-year career. Schaub had 11 points and added 15 rebounds in the win against the Green Devils. Marlette, though, was led in scoring by Sydney Parker, who had a career-high 18 points.

Brown City had 13 points from Carleigh Randolph. — D.B.

Cass City 49, Marlette 40

The Lady Red Raiders could not overcome a 27-15 deficit at halftime in Tuesday night’s GTC crossover game. Turnovers were a big factor as Marlette committed 23.


Brown City’s Payton Nagle makes the pass against Memphis in a game on Jan. 25. 
Photo by Susan Morse Brown City’s Payton Nagle makes the pass against Memphis in a game on Jan. 25. Photo by Susan Morse Schaub, though, paced her team 24 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Parker with 10 points was the only other Red Raider to score in double figures. — D.B.

Brown City 36, Yale 35

The Lady Green Devils rallied in the fourth quarter to edge the Bulldogs in the non-league contest Tuesday night.

After leading by five, 21-16, at halftime, Brown City found itself trailing, 30-27, after three quarters.

On the night, Randolph and Alexis Witlsie led the offense with 11 points each. Miki Frey added six. — D.B.

Lady Pirates closer to title

The Peck girls’ basketball team is now just one more win away from an North Central Thumb League-Stripes Division title.

The Lady Pirates, now 7-0 (11-5 overall) need a win over Carsonville-Port Sanilac or Owendale-Gagetown this week, or a loss by Bay City All Saints, to claim the outright title. They set that table last Thursday night at home when they beat the All Saints Cougars, 33-21.

The only time Peck trailed was 3-2 in the early moments of the opening quarter. Two free throws from Emma Engler, a bucket by Samantha Bissett, on a pass from guard Abbey Bullis, and a three-pointer by Bullis sent the Pirates ahead, 9-6, by the start of the second quarter.

It was Peck’s patient offense and stellar defense that controlled the rest of the way.

The Pirates led by eight, 17-9, at halftime and by 10, 25-15, going into the final eight minutes. In that final quarter, they put the game away with a 7-0 run, punctuated on Bissett’s lay-in on a pass from Bullis.

Bullis led in scoring with nine points and Bissett followed with seven. Both Engler and Kaylee Ureel added four points.

Earlier in the week, Peck defeated Akron- Fairgrove, 59-49. — D.B.

Lady Broncos topped by Garber

North Branch’s trip to Essexville Garber on Thursday didn’t go as planned in a 53-32 loss. Reese Ruhlman topped the scoresheet with 12 points and Janel Ruhlman added eight. Autumn Deshetsky scored six, Kendall Wilson tallied four and Carly Warda had two. — B.P.

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