Lady Wolves stay close to OAA foe
February 02, 2011 - Junior Megan Hastings led the Lady Cagers as they battled Southfield Lathrup in their OAA Red league match last Friday.
Her 23 points scored during the game aided the team but Southfield Lathrup remained undefeated in the league, winning 48-42.
"She did a great job of handling the point guard responsibilities," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach Tim Wasilk. "She played with a lot of mental toughness throughout the entire game.
"It was by far the best game she has played since she has been with us since she joined us in her freshman year. She has been playing exceptionally well since Christmas break."
Hastings shot five 3-pointers for the night and went 6-7 at the free thrrow line.
While she was ranking on the points on offense, Christina Jokisch, Anna Manilla, Tori Trimmer and Delaney Kenny were defending against Lathrup's two 6'1" centers - Ginnesica Lawler and Amber McCann.
"They did a nice job defensively against them," said Wasilk. "They only scored ten points a piece."
Both teams remained tied at the end of the first and second quarter - both scoring 19 points on the other by half time.
Lathrup pulled ahead in the third quarter, leading by three points and turned on the pressure on Clarkston's offense.
"It resulted on some easy baskets for them," said Wasilk.
Clarkston made it within one point in the last minute but Southfield Lathrup pulled ahead to win the game.
"It was a game we really wanted to win. The girls came focused and ready to play," said Wasilk.
Kenny added six points to the board and had eight rebounds and three steals.
The girls played Southfield on Tuesday and host Troy-Athens on Thursday night.
"We have won six of the last seven games," said Wasilk, looking forward to this week. "We have been playing good basketball and hope to continue. We have really good depth this year. We have a lot of players that can contribute. It has been nice to use multiple players on game nights. Each night we have had someone different step up every night.
JV begins at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.