2013-03-07 / Sports

Third time not the charm at Regionals


Leah Cook hangs tight at the top of the key with Newberry during District action. 
Photo courtesy Joe LeBlanc Leah Cook hangs tight at the top of the key with Newberry during District action. Photo courtesy Joe LeBlanc MARQUETTE – With the district title secure, the Emeralds’ post season run came to an end in Marquette Tuesday night in a 50-36 loss to Ishpeming.

With the thoughts of two regular season losses to Ishpeming still in their minds, the Emeralds moved the ball around well opening up a 13-9 lead over the Hematite’s in first quarter action. From there a regional run quickly slipped through their hands.

Up by four, the Emeralds managed just two points from the floor by Lafayette and four from the line by Lauzon in the second quarter. Struggling to find the net, the momentum quick changed with Ishpeming tying the game at 19 at the break.

Points continued to be hard to come by for the green and white in the second half. The Emeralds were held to just 17 second half points, 14 of which were scored by Lauzon.

“I thought we played a good three quarters but they took over in the fourth scoring 19. We ran out of gas and just didn’t take care of the ball,” said Spettel.

Lauzon finished the night with 20 points to lead all scorers. Lafayette added six and Lindsay Knuth three. Cook, Bosanic and Mindy Hoholik added two points each.

Despite a few ups and down during the course of the season Spettel said overall she was happy with how the season ended and winning the district championship made things a little sweeter. For the Emerald coach it was her first district championship.

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