Stanley – The Stanley Blue Jays grabbed a pivotal 72-47 win over rival Powers Lake in district 16 girls basketball action.
This game featured two teams with undefeated records within the district and could very well be a preview of the district 16 championship game in a couple of weeks.
Stanley was able to jump out to an early 19-4 lead, a lead they would never relinquish. “This game was a great way for these seniors to finish their last home game of their careers,” said Stanley Blue Jay coach Kelly Roemmich. “Big X factors in the game that made some huge plays were Megan Mills and Caitlyn Enger. The main reason we got such a lead was our defensive pressure and out-rebounding them in the first half.”
“The energy was really amazing tonight from all the fans, that drove us to perform well,” said Stanley Blue Jay senior Megan Mills. “It also being senior night, us seniors knew we had to do our best and leave it all on the court.”
The Blue Jays were able to regroup after a tough loss on Tuesday, showing improvements at both ends of the court. “We were able to communicate better and play tougher defense this game than we did last game. We also moved the ball a lot better and took our time for open looks,” said Mills.
Mills and junior Caitlyn Enger paced a balanced Blue Jays offense that saw five players score in double figures. Mills and Enger both had 17 points for Stanley.
Blue Jays seniors include: Maddie Meiers, Lacey Meiers, Kelsey Colbenson, Megan Mills, Savanah Meyer.
The Stanley Blue Jays were able to clinch the #1 seed in the district tournament with the victory.
The Blue Jays travel to Trenton on Tuesday for the regular season finale.
Stanley (72): Mills 17, Enger 17, Iverson 15, M. Meiers 13, L. Meiers 10
Powers Lake (47): Titus 13, Hove 13, Honrud 9, Grubb 4, Grote 4, Rosencrans 2, Maruskie 2
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