Girls roundup: Deckerville tops Bay City All Saints, 44-27

Caseville, OG fall on Monday, will meet Friday

The Deckerville girls basketball team pieced together a dominant performance against Mayville with a 64-14 victory on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Deckerville girls basketball team pieced together a dominant performance against Mayville with a 64-14 victory on Thursday, Jan. 16.

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BAY CITY — Despite an unusually low offensive output, the Deckerville girls basketball team wore down the Bay City All Saints defense and collected a 44-27 win on the road Monday night.

In the contest, Karly Kappen was dialed in from distance early on for Deckerville as she deposited three triples in the first quarter on the way to a 13-point outing. Claire Watson scored 10 points on the night, and Addison Williams logged nine points herself.

“Our sights are now set on a repeat district title,” Deckerville head coach Doug Kirkpatrick said.

Deckerville now improves to 17-3 on the season. The team’s next game will come in districts against Carsonville-Port Sanilac at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2.

Kingston too much for Caseville

KINGSTON — The Caseville girls basketball team knew it had a tough test ahead with Kingston on the docket, and the Eagles could not surmount the Cardinals on Monday night, losing 59-15 on the road.

“We got beat, but we played hard and never quit,” Caseville head coach Joey Sancrant said. “Kingston is a very tough team to face off against. We knew that going into the game, and at first, I think it was a shock to the girls, but we made adjustments and gave our best effort to the end of the game.”

Entering the matchup, Kingston boasted a 16-1 record, and that alone outlined the tough road ahead for Caseville. But to the Eagles’ credit, several players stepped up with quality outings despite facing such a strong opponent.

“Emma Hopkins played very big on both ends of the court,” Sancrant said. “They have a very strong post presence, and she did a great job at playing aggressive and getting to the rim on the offensive end. Very strong on the defensive end.”

Hopkins scored eight points on the night.

One aspect that Kingston excels at is forcing teams into uncomfortable situations and dictating which type of shots are allowed on offense. This was a key to the team’s success, but Caseville had an answer for that type of aggression strategically.

“Adrian Ewald did a good job at taking care of the ball against their high-pressure defense,” Sancrant said. “Overall, I am proud of the girls.”

OG’s winning streak ends on road

VASSAR — The Owendale-Gagetown’s three-game winning streak ended on Monday night as the Bulldogs suffered a 37-16 loss to Vassar on the road.

“The girls played hard, but their size got the best of us,” Owendale-Gagetown head coach Bob Haldane said. “Offensively, we had a lot of good looks but couldn’t get them to fall.”

From the Bulldogs lineup, Libby Ondrajka logged a team-high four points with a tie for second place between Amber Haldane and Dana Morrish with three points.

Next, Owen-Gage will head to the road for a tilt against Caseville at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.