2013-12-26 / Sports

Emeralds enter holiday break with loss to Patriots

WESTWOOD – A four point opening quarter spelled trouble early for the Lady Emeralds on the road in Westwood last Thursday night.

The sluggish start spilled over to the second and when Manistique left the court at the half, they found themselves trailing 24-10; a deficit they would be unable to make up.

Keeping pace in the third, but still trailing by 14 after three quarters, Manistique made a run early in the fourth. They were able to cut the margin to eight halfway through the period, but it was all Westwood from there.

Westwood finished strong, putting up 21 points in the fourth quarter to beat Manistique 57-36.

Coach Kelley Spettel said her team couldn’t get on track offensively in the Mid-Peninsula conference loss.

“We struggled against the pressure from their guards and turned the ball over 28 times,” said Spettel. “We had the ball with just over four minutes to go and blew a layup that could’ve cut it to six but it just snowballed from there.”

Breanna Bosanic led the Emeralds in scoring with eight points.

Also scoring for the Emeralds were: Allie Nagy who added seven, Sammie Williams five, Lindsey Knuth and Maggie Morrison four points each. Hailey Hoholik, Leah Cook and Jennifer Carlson all contributed two points each.

Manistique travels to Newberry this Friday to take on the Indians.

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