2018-02-12 / Sports

Lady Pirates earn 8th win

By Sports Staff

Peck’s Emma Engler drives to the lane against Caseville 
Photo by Sandy Engler Peck’s Emma Engler drives to the lane against Caseville Photo by Sandy Engler MAYVILLE — The scrappy Peck girls’ basketball team kept rolling along in North Central Thumb League play on Thursday night. The Lady Pirates thumped Mayville, on the road, 46-27, in a crossover play.

Now 8-4 overall this season, Peck jumped on the Wildcats early by taking a 12-2 lead in the opening quarter. The Pirates, then, pulled further away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Mayville, 13-5.

Guard Abbey Bullis had a strong performance for Peck with a game-high 17 points. She had support from Kaylee Ureel with 10 and Samantha Bissett with nine.

Lauryn Frenzel led Mayville with 11 points. — D.B.

North Branch nipped by Frankenmuth

The Tri-Valley Conference crossover schedule was completed on Thursday when the Broncos lost to Frankenmuth, 48-39. Janel Ruhlman bolstered the effort with 12 points while Emily Ludescher, Autumn Deshetsky and Carly Warda each tossed in six.

Amy Ludescher recorded four points, Kendall Wilson added three and Reese Ruhlman had two. — B.P.

Lady Red Raiders right back in East chase

Two nights after falling out of a share of the Greater Thumb Conference-East lead, the Marlette girls’ basketball team is right back in it.

While the Lady Red Raiders were dismantling Memphis, 51-9, in a division game on Thursday, the Sandusky Redskins were upended at Harbor Beach, 45-42. With those scores, the Red Raiders and Redskins are now tied at the top at 6-2.

If Marlette gets by a road trip to Brown City, and Sandusky can garner a win at home against Ubly this Friday night, the Red Raiders and ‘Skins have a showdown date at Marlette on Fri., Feb. 23, the final day of their regular season.

Against Memphis Thursday night, the Red Raiders were ahead, 26-0, after a quarter.

Emily Schaub led the scoring for the night with 14 points while Sydney Ladd had 10 and Emily Bell chipped in with eight. Four different players had three steals. — D.B.

Harbor Beach 37 Marlette 28

It was Harbor Beach that gave the Lady Red Raiders some grief earlier in the week. It was a nightmare of a night last Tuesday in East play for Marlette.

Marlette was without Schaub, one of the area’s top players, for most of the first half because of two quick fouls.

The Pirates took advantage and outscored the Red Raiders, 10-0, in the second quarter to build a, 19-6, lead at halftime.

Schaub, who finished with a game-high 16 points, plus six rebounds, came back in the second half to try to spark a rally, but it came up too short.

It was a dismal night shooting for Marlette. Schaub was 6-of-14 from the floor, but the rest of the Red Raiders were a combined 5-for-33.

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