The high school basketball juggernaut created by the Bluejay girls over the past few weeks claimed yet another victim Tuesday night, as the ladies trounced Lakeland 69-54 in game 2 of their 4-game home stand, at the MHS Field House.
The Jays wasted no time in putting the pedal to the floor Friday, mounting a decisive 36-24 lead at the half. The second period would show much of the same as the ladies outgunned the T-Birds 33-30 for the win.
“We had some difficulty controlling the ball against Lakeland’s press,” comments Bluejay-ball Maestro Joelene Weix.
“We committed too many turnovers, especially in the first half. When we did break the press we were pretty successful in the front court. We got to the free throw line and also capitalized on some open 3’s to extend our lead.”
Junior guard Patience Pyan turned in her third consecutive double-digit performance with 22 on the night (6/15 FG, 5/9 3pt, 5/6 FT, 4a, 3r, st). Fellow junior Maddix Bonnell continues to prove a force to be reckoned with in putting up 10 points (4/7 FG, 3/5 3pt, 1/2 FT, 3a, 3r, st).
Junior Kate Peterson (2/3 FG, 3/4 FT, a, r, st) and Senior Allie Turenne (1/4 FG, 1/1 3pt, 1/2 FT, a, r) enjoyed solid nights as well, tying at 7 points each.
The ladies return to their home court Friday night for the conference debut, facing WVC nemesis D.C Everest. Game time is set for 7:45 PM at the Field House.
LKD- 24 30-54
MRL- 36 33-69