2012-12-20 / Community

JV’s efforts fall short

Emeralds’ girls unable to defeat Mountaineers

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Emeralds’ JV girls’ basketball team made a great effort Friday against Iron Mountain, but, in the end, lost to the Mountaineers 46-45. The game was filled with lead changes up until the final horn sounded, and Iron Mountain prevailed with the win.

The Emeralds trailed 13-8 after one quarter, but outscored the Mountaineers 12-8 in the second, leaving the court trailing 21-20 at half.

As in the second quarter, the Emeralds came off the break and outscored Iron Mountain 13-11 in the third to control a tight 33- 32 advantage entering the final eight minutes of play. The tide soon turned, however, and the Mountaineer climbed out on top 14-12 in the final stretch, securing the win.

Allie Nagy followed up a 9-point first half with 16 points in the second half, leading all scorers with her 25 point total.

“Allie had an outstanding game. She had eight field goals and was 9-12 from the free throw line,” said Coach Bob Ryan. “Her play really inspired the team.”

Sydney Chartier had seven points and turned in another solid defensive effort. Maddie Russell and Sammie Williams each scored five points, with Russell hitting a key 3-point basket in the fourth quarter. Holly Blowers had two points and Harley Hoholik had one, rounding out the scoring.

Breiann Richey led the rebounding effort with seven boards, while Chartier hauled down five rebounds.

“The girls played a great game,” said Ryan. “It was a tough loss, but we’ll learn from it and be motivated by it.”

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