2014-01-02 / Sports

Cook leads fourth quarter charge

Leah Cook Leah Cook NEWBERRY – A 25-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough to help the Lady Emeralds record a holiday break victory on the road in Newberry last Friday.

Trailing by 13 points after three quarters of play, Coach Kelley Spettel challenged her squad to finish 2013 on a high note. They responded with one of their best eight minutes of play, but came up short 58-54 in the non-conference battle with the Indians.

Leah Cook scored nine of her game high 12 points in the quarter.

“We did not play well at all on the defensive end – giving up 58 points,”

Spettel said.

Happy with her offensive production, Spettel said while they had a slight height, Newberry won the battle of the boards hauling in 42 rebounds to the Emeralds’ 32.

Newberry opened up an 11-6 lead when the first quarter came to an end. A 10-point effort by Taylor Bryant in the second pushed their advantage to 26-19 at the half.

Moving the ball well and taking advantage of additional opportunities created by controlling the boards, the Indians got six points apiece by Bridget Stoetzer and Toni Paramski in the third to control a 45-31 advantage going into the final quarter.

Manistique: Cook 12, Breanna Bosanic eight, Maggie Morrison seven, Lindsay Knuth seven, Allie Nagy six, Sammie Williams six, Sydney Chartier four, Hailey Hoholik four.

Newberry: Stoetzer 17, Bryant 17, Paramski 12, Marrissa Rushford 9, Anna Hinkson 2.

With the loss, the Emeralds fall to 2-4. Manistique kicks off the new year hosting the Negaunee Miners in a Mid-Peninsula Conference matchup Friday and Escanaba Jan. 6.

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