Source: Sherman Publications

Girls head to playoffs with home win

by Wendi Reardon

February 22, 2012

Last Friday was marked with memories and hugs as the Lady Cager seniors defeated Stoney Creek in their last home game of the season, 39-27.

"We played really well tonight," said senior Anna Manilla. "They are a solid offensive team and Gabby (Yurik) is a really good shooter. We played a solid defense and pushed the ball."

"I am proud of us for keeping them to 27 points," senior Jessica Ming added. "We worked really hard on defense."

The Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball lead took the lead in the first quarter and continued to hold to the lead throughout the game - even after slowing down in the second half.

"We did more half court defense and didn't do as much press," said head coach Tim Wasilk. "We tried to move the ball and get shots within the paint. We did good but we didnít finish particularly well with our shots. We found a way to get it done."

Megan Hastings led the team with 12 points with two 3-pointers. Erika Davenport had 11 points and Delaney Kenny added nine points with one 3-pointer. The Lady Wolves kept the Lady Cougars' leading scorer, Yurik, to 16 points.

The girls head to Troy on Friday and Holly on Monday for the first round of MHSAA District playoffs.

"They are well-coached," said Wasilk. "They are very well-disciplined. They have a good post player and they play very well defensively."