2016-12-15 / Sports

Flushing girls earn first win

By Lisa Paine
810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

Flushing’s Bre Perry works around the double team block under the basket.Photo by Todd Boone Flushing’s Bre Perry works around the double team block under the basket.
Photo by Todd Boone
FLUSHING – The Flushing girls’ basketball team won its first game of the season 59-19 over Kearsley last Friday.

Lauren Newman led with 17 points and drained both of her free throws. Shelby Morrow had 16 points and was 4-for-4 at the charity stripe. Madeline Morrison had eight points and was 4-for-4 at the stripe. Carson Wilson added seven points and missed both of her free throws.

Last Tuesday, the Raiders lost to Midland Dow 63-49. Bre Perry led with 12 points and six rebounds. Shelby Morrow had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals and Newman had 11 points and eight rebounds. Wilson added eight points and three steals and Kamryn Chappell seven points and five assists.

“Allfive starters played well,” said Ford., “Each made solid contributions at different times throughout the game. Unfortunately when you play against top level teams, you need to have one or more of your players have an outstanding game. We have several players that are capable of this but to this point we haven’t gotten it. I’m confident it will come sooner rather than later.”

Ford said that his squad won the battle of the boards 26-24 and turnovers 14-16.

“Unfortunately, we ran into a hot shooting Dow team. They shot 64 percent from the 3-point line, 9-14 and 54 percent in field goals. Even though we’ve lost two in a row, I still feel good about our team as both losses are to top-five teams in the state.”

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