Mia McLaughlin of Frankenmuth lifts the depleted Eagles, putting it all on the line
The Frankenmuth girls basketball team is still learning how to play without star center Lexi Boyke.
The Eagles lost a game on Friday before tearing down Freeland.
Mia McLaughlin, a sophomore at Frankenmuth, has taken over, scoring 22 points in the first half and 28 for the game in a 50-45 victory.
That's why theyre a great team," Freeland coach Matt Hirschenberger said. Theyre missing two great players, and other players just pick up the slack. That's part of being a team.
We felt like we played fairly good defense on No. 1 (McLaughlin), but she's a great player. Great players find a way to make great plays. And she did that. In the fourth quarter, we regrouped our defense a little.
McLaughlin finished with 28 points to advance the 8-1 Eagles, who take on the Midland Dow on Tuesday. Emma Kerkau scored five in the fourth, including two free throws.
In the fourth, Freeland reduced the Frankenmuth lead to two points, but the Eagles were able to use the free-throw line to keep the Falcons out.
Whitney Farrell led the 7-3 Falcons with 15 points, while Karie Keefer added eight points.
We had a great game for us, which we needed with our players out, Frankenmuth coach Joe Jacobs said. A lot of players stepped up and helped us win, according to his coach.
Arthur Hill 40, Arthur Hill 59, and Saginaw High
Kamari Forrest dominated the game, scoring 33 points with 12 assists and nine steals, leading Saginaw High to victory. Sharon Smith was also followed with 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals, with Bre Townsend adding eight assists.
Zar'ria Mitchell, a freshman at Saginaw Heritage, is playing in a district championship game on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Swartz Creek High School. (Sarahbeth Maney | MLive.com) Sarahbeth Maney | MLive.com
Heritage 49, Holt 61
Heritage lead Heritage in the non-conference loss with 25 points from Lauren Dunn.
Bullock Creek 46, Valley Lutheran 42
Bullock Creek advanced to a 27-16 half-time lead before Valley Lutheran reduced the lead to two points in the fourth quarter. The Chargers held Bullock Creek without a field goal in the fourth quarter, but the Lancers made nine free throws in the quarter to secure the TVC West victory. Mattie Midkiff scored nine points, while Hannah Borsenik grabbed nine assists for Bullock Creek, which was 14 of 30 from the line.
Regan Finkbeiner of Hemlock dribbles the ball down the court during a girls basketball game against Swan Valley on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Saginaw. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com
Hemlock 60, St. Louis 34
Regan Finkbeiner scored 26 points to lead Hemlock to a 35-22 halftime lead in the TVC West, assisting Averi Hall to victory. Josie Schrot and Kiersten Francisco scored eight points each for the Sharks, with Natalee Hoyt adding seven assists.
Rachel Resio (22) dribbles the ball down the court during a girls basketball game against Frankenmuth on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Saginaw. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com
Birch Run 20 and Swan Valley 56 are the only ones to run in the Swan Valley.
Rachel Resio scored 28 points, adding six assists to lead Swan Valley to the TVC East victory. Hannah Murphy followed with 13 points, with Kayla Baase adding eight points, nine assists, and five steals.
Millington 69, Carrollton 39, is a registered trademark of Millington University.
Millington emerged from a 15-13 first-quarter deficit, outscoring Carrollton 19-6 in the second quarter to take control of the TVC West game. Lilly Sherman scored 19 points to tie a career high, with seven steals and six assists, with Trinity Fessler scoring 15 points. Destiny Sanders scored seven points with nine assists.
Durand 33, Chesaning 42
Chesaning hacked 11 points in the early season, beating Durand by nine assists. Ava Deveraux led the Indians to nine assists.
Standish-Sterling 59, Ithaca 34
Macey Fegan scored 41 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, in the TVC West victory. Delaney Seaman added 16 points for Ithaca, which led the way 29-18 at halftime and 40-22 at the end of the third quarter. Megan Mankey added 11 points.
Flint Powers 44 and Mount Pleasant 52 are located at Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant rallied from an 18-6 first-quarter deficit, taking the lead in the fourth quarter to advance to the SVL championship. Jordyn Egger led the Oilers with 20 points and 11 assists, followed by Katie Schell with 15 points and 17 assists. Maddi Molyneux added 13 points, all in the second half. Alexcis Parker led the Powers with 24 points.
Sanford Meridian 52, Clare 21
Meridian secured Clare a six point lead in the second half, bringing Taylor Hopkins to 17 points, and Halen McLaughlin 16 points for the Mustangs. Sofia Coker scored seven points for Clare.
Coleman 33, Carson City-Crystal 31
In the fourth quarter, Coleman beat Carson City-Crystal to a 6-2 advantage. Katelyn Pnacek led the Comets with 15 points and 10 assists, with Maddy Miller adding seven points.
Midland High 64 and Bay City Central 40 are considered the most well-known clubs in the country.
Midland progressed to 3-5, using an 18-7 lead in the first quarter to secure the victory. Payton Palmer led the Chemics with 16 points, followed by Jade Dawson and Abby Carroll with 11 points each. Morgan Williams also added eight.
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