2018-02-11 / Sports


Bulldog JV cagers top Pinny, fall to O-E

The St. Charles JV cagers went 1-1 on the week, edging Pinconning 48-41 on Wednesday, then dropping a 54-38 decision to Ovid-Elsie on Thursday.

In the Wednesday game, Cody Kostick led the ‘Dawgs with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Brett Schultz also had 13 points to go with six boards. Landon Jastrembowski added six points with two boards. Nathan Lagalo chipped in five points.

On Thursday, Schultz led the way with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Jastrembowski canned six points with two boards. Lagalo added five points, while Jalen Fear had six boards and three points.

The Bulldogs are 9-5 on the season.

Tribe JV boys top Lancers, 55-41

Chesaning’s JV boys’ basketball team pulled out a 55-41 win over visiting Bullock Creek on Thursday, Feb. 8.

The squads played to a 10-10 tie in the first quarter. Chesaning’s posted a slim 12-11 edge in the second for a 22-21 lead at the intermission. The Indians extended that lead with a 14-11 advantage in the third, and closed with a 19-9 run in the fourth.

“It was great to finish the game strong and get the win, especially since the Lancers had beaten us in a tough overtime contest early in the season,” said Chesaning coach Rick Ustishen. “Once again, our defense was key to the win, along with a 19-9 scoring advantage in the fourth. I’m proud of the team. We are improving on both ends of the floor.”

Imari Hall led the Tribe with 21 points, seven rebounds, three deflections and two steals. Michael James added 13 points with two deflections, a rebound, an assist and a steal. Rae’Quonn Parham grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds to go with nine points, five steals, four blocks, three deflections and an assist.

Jack Skaryd had eight points, two boards, a steal and a deflection. Ethan Gray had six boards, two points, two deflections and a steal. Nolan Meder had two points, a rebound and a deflection. Nick Fowler had three deflections, two boards, two assists and a steal. Tyler Fraser had two rebounds.

The Indians are 7-5 on the season, and will host Ithaca on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Indians cruise past Lancers, 46-17

Chesaning’s JV cagegirls got off to a slow start Thursday night, but were still able to pull out a 46-17 win over visiting Bullock Creek.

The score was knotted at 6-6 after the first quarter. Chesaning opened the gap with a 15-4 advantage in the second, and a 14-5 advantage in the third. The Indians closed with an 11-2 advantage in the fourth.

“We got off to a slow start and didn’t shoot the ball well in the first half (10 of 40),” said Chesaning coach Steve Keck. “Despite that, we were able to take a 21-10 halftime lead. The second half was better as we stepped up our game and took control of the pace of the game. Better decisions and shot selection paved the way to our victory.”

Karissa Ferry led the Tribe with 11 points and eight rebounds. Lilly Cooper chipped in 10 points with five assists and four steals. Meghan Florian added six points with two steals. Sidnee Struck had seven rebounds, six points, five steals and three blocked shots.

Allison Oakes added four points with three steals. Claire Greenfelder had a team-high 10 rebounds with three points. Natalie Drope had three points and a steal. Natalie Bolin had three points and three boards. Kaitlyn Farrar had six rebounds and five steals. Lauren Schirle had two boards and an assist. Liz Davis added quality minutes on defense in the second half.

“It was nice to be able to play all 11 girls in different rotations and see how they worked together,” Keck said. “This team has been very supportive of each other all season long.”

The Tribe girls are 11-2 on the season, 7-2 in Tri-Valley Conference Central Division play. They host Ithaca on Monday, Feb. 12.

Lady Bulldogs top Pinny, O-E

The St. Charles JV cagegirls picked up wins over Pinconning and Ovid-Elsie in this week’s games.

On Wednesday, the Bulldogs cruised past Pinny, 54-18. “The girls played a great game and only had 15 turnovers as a team,” said St. Charles coach Taylor Kelly. “Our press is coming together and we are starting for force turnovers and get steals.”

Payton Parrish led the St. Charles girls with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds with three steals and an assist. Addy Stimac chipped in 10 points with seven boards, six steals and five assists. Jozzy Hopkins added 12 points, five boards, two steals and an assist. Erica Garcia also had 12 points with three boards and two steals.

Dreja Snelenberger had four points, two boards and an assist. Brennyn Wazny had four points, two steals and a board. Hailey Grunas had two points, two boards, a steal and an assist. Emily Duranso had three boards, two steals and two assists. Mea Syed had two boards and an assist.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs edged out the Marauders, 47-33,

“Much better this time around, as we lost by two the first time we played them,” Kelly said. “We fixed things offensively and got lay-ups and made free throws. The press was more effective and we got easy lay-ups off of it.”

Stimac paced the Bulldogs with 12 points, six boards, six steals and three assists. Parrish chipped in a double-double of 12 points, 13 rebounds and a steal. Hopkins had 11 points, five steals and four boards. Wazny had six points, four steals and two boards. Grunas had six points and a steal. Duranso had five assists, four boards and four assists. Garcia had three steals and board. Snelenberger had a rebound and a steal.

“I’m very proud of the girls and the strong finish we are having to the season,” Kelly said. “We have come a long way.”

Blue Devils skewer Lady Hornets, 38-15

New Lothrop’s JV cagegirls couldn’t keep pace with Lake Fenton on Tuesday, Feb. 6, dropping a 38-15 decision to the Blue Devils.

Janae Jancarik led the Hornets with five points and three rebounds. Julia Martin added two points and three boards. Emily Gross, Lauren Riley and Makayla Lienau each had two points.

The JV Hornets are 8-3 on the season.

Hornets nearly double up Atherton

The New Lothrop JV cagers posted a 40-25 win over Atherton on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Thomas Heslip led the Hornets with nine points, while Luke Birchmeier chipped in eight points.

STC seventh graders show improvement

The St. Charles seventh grade boys’ basketball team continued to show improvement in a 34-16 loss to Alma on Thursday, Feb. 8.

“We were only down one point heading into the second quarter when we went into an offensive slump, only scoring three points in the second compared to Alma’s 12,” said St. Charles coach Mary Jo Skiendziel. “We couldn’t find the basket in the third, even though we had some great shots. We did win the fourth quarter by a score of 6-3.”

Tyler Zelinko led the Bulldogs with six points. Kyle Thurston added four points. Caleb Milbrandt, Devin Estrada and Trevor Luna each had two points.

STC eighth graders bow to Alma

The St. Charles eighth graders suffered a 61-21 loss to Alma on Thursday, Feb. 8. “We lacked focus and drive against Alma from the jump of the ball to the last buzzer,” said St. Charles coach Aaron Gebauer. “After the Panthers jumped out to a 26-2 lead in the first quarter, the damage was done.”

Bryce Shervan led the ‘Dawgs with six points. Trevor Ickes added five points. Alex Suppes and Ben Garcia chipped in four points apiece. Tristan Burgess had bucket.

The young Bulldogs will look to bounce back on Monday, Feb. 12, against visiting Ithaca.

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