2018-01-08 / Sports

BC girls fall in tourney finals


Brown City’s Alexis Wiltsie (left) draws some contact while putting up a jumper against Cass City. 
Photo by Julia Cramer Brown City’s Alexis Wiltsie (left) draws some contact while putting up a jumper against Cass City. Photo by Julia Cramer BROWN CITY — In a battle of two undefeated teams, the Brown City Green Devils simply could not put their game together Friday afternoon. The Kingston Cardinals had much to do with that.

Kingston outscored the Lady Devils in each of the first three quarters and went on to a 46-36, victory in the championship contest of the Brown City Holiday Tournament.

The Cardinals, now 6-0, held Brown City’s Kendal Muxlow, an All- State candidate, to just four points in the first half and took a, 19-10, lead into the break.

The only offense for the Lady Devils in the third quarter came from junior Alexis Wiltsie (7 pts.) and sophomore Makayla Gammon. That allowed Kingston to stretch its margin to 14 points, 35-21.

Muxlow, also a junior, did finish with a gamehigh 16 points, with 11 coming in the final quarter.


Kendal Muxlow of Brown City sends a jumper in Thursday’s win over Cass City. 
Photo by Julia Cramer Kendal Muxlow of Brown City sends a jumper in Thursday’s win over Cass City. Photo by Julia Cramer Cindy Burton, the veteran, Brown City coach, gave the credit to Kingston.

“This is a very good Kingston team, very disciplined and well coached,” said Burton. She added, though, “It’s just tough playing backto back days. Still, we just need to keep working on different parts of our game to get better.”

Wiltsie finished with 14 points for Brown City and added seven assists and five rebounds. Muxlow grabbed eight rebounds.

Kingston, who also starts five underclassmen, like Brown City, had a very balanced offensive attack. Junior Jillyan Dinsmore led the team with 10 points. Right behind were Lily Lyons with 10, Carly Smith with nine and Camryn McGuire with seven.

Semifinals

Brown City 51, Cass City 32

The Lady Devils exploded, offensively, in the first half, racing to a comfortable 33-16 lead over the Red Hawks on Thursday afternoon.

Muxlow scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the opening half, including 10 in the second quarter. She also had 12 rebounds and five steals for the game.

Carleigh Randolph provided the fireworks in the opening quarter by sinking a trio of three-pointers. She finished the game with 13 points.

Others aiding the cause were Wiltsie with eight points, Miki Frey with six points and Sara Woodall with seven rebounds.

Kingston, meanwhile, raced past North Branch, 57-30, in the other semi final battle.

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